Whether you're new to Squarecap or you've been using it for years, it always helps to have a checklist to make sure you and your students are ready to hit the ground running in class.
Note: This checklist is best for users whose schools don't have Learning Management System connections to Squarecap. If your school has established an LMS integration with Squarecap (see our integrated schools list), please use our New Semester Checklist for Canvas-sign-in Schools or for other LMS-integrated schools, accordingly.
Manage your roster—you can upload a roster or simply allow your students to enroll themselves in your course.
If you're a returning user, you can duplicate sessions from an earlier semester if you want to reuse those questions this semester. Squarecap also offers complimentary question import (request here) if you have questions in a different format such as Microsoft Word or Powerpoint. Additionally, you can request access to publisher questions if you're using a textbook from one of our publisher partners.
- Hide your courses from a previous semester so that your course dropdown is clean and uncluttered.
- If you're teaching in-person classes this semester, create an optional Seat Map. Seat Maps allow for a birds-eye view of your classroom and enable automatic grouping of students for peer instruction.
Download Squarecap's student handout and share it with your students.
Once you're set up for the semester, feel free to look over our recommended refreshers for new and returning teachers:
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