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Download Class Rosters as Excel Files

Download class rosters as Excel files (.xls format), then work with the information in spreadsheet format.

  1. In the SPIRE Menu, go to Faculty Home > Download Class Rosters.
  2. On the Download Class Roster page, click Select to the left of the roster you want to download.

    Note: You can download one class roster Excel file at a time. Repeat the process for each class roster you wish to download as an Excel file.

  3. Students' full names, preferred names and SPIRE IDs are part of every roster. Select additional categories of information to include by using the checkboxes.
  4. Click Generate Class Roster.
  5. A message box appears with the text "Your class roster will be ready shortly. Click Check Status until the Download File link appears." Click OK.
  6. Click Check Status.
  7. When your class roster file is ready, a Download File link appears to the right of the Check Status button. If the Download File link does not appear the first time you click Check Status, click it again as many times as necessary until the link appears.
  8. Click on the Download File link once it is visible.
  9. For best results, choose to Open the file first and then Save it to the location you prefer. Do not choose to Save the file without opening it first if you plan to use the file to set up i>clicker access for your class.  Read more about the i>clicker Audience Response System.

It is important to remember that class rosters contain FERPA-protected information about students. Be sure to take security precautions with class roster computer files and printouts.

  • Save class roster files on a password protected desktop computer or on a secure UMass department shared server. Check with your department's Systems Administrator or OIT contact if you need more info about your department's shared servers.
  • Password protect your class roster Excel files. See how to Create passwords to open files.
  • Printouts of class rosters are confidential material. Make sure to store them in a locked file drawer or cabinet.