When you are creating accounts for your students, once you download the roster, how do students see the instructions on how to join. Where does it get sent to? If filling out a student's e-mail is optional, how does it reach the student?
Is there something else I need to be doing on my end?
If you create accounts for your students, they will be sent an e-mail. They need to click on that e-mail.
If you have your students create their own accounts, you will need to communicate your class code to them. You can get your class code by clicking on "invite students" just as you did above, but choose the other option and click through. (There will also be an option to download a .pdf of instructions.) Tell your students to
click on the blue silhouette in the upper right (or their avatar)
scroll down to "settings"
click on "progress sharing"
enter the class code
And they are in!
Please post other questions as you have them. We are all in this together!