To invite people in bulk to a Group or to a Document (without having to copy-and-paste each email address individually) you can also upload a Comma-Separated Value (CSV) file that's basically a list of fields for each person with a comma between each field.
If you don't already have a CSV file (such as a student roster) you can very easily create one. Two options:
A typical CSV file would be formatted like this (but it won't be a problem if your roster has other fields too, they'll be ignored):
Here's a sample .csv file you can download to use as a template.
If your users/students don't have email addresses (or they're very busy people, or are intimidated by new technology) you can also set them up as Managed Users and they can use NowComment without problem under your control. A typical roster file would look like this:John, Doe
NOTE — If you include any student email addresses in the roster then those students will get a regular (non-managed) user account, and you won't be able to access and control the account even though you created it. If this isn't a problem (and a regular account has the advantages of receiving NowComment's email notifications, invitations, and reminders) then your roster will look like this (note the commas at the end of the lines of students who don7apos;t have email addresses):
Chris, Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the “Invite” link on a Group or Document page and then click the “import Contacts from file” tab of the Invite page:
You then click the “Choose File” button to browse your files and select your .csv file (but see below for a FERPA note).
Once the CSV file to import is selected, click the “Check File” button. NowComment will then scan the file and then ask you to:
Now click the orange “Invite” button and each person in the file will now have access to the Document or Group. NowComment will send a link to anyone in the file that has an email address.
That's all there is to file imports!
Last updated: March 8, 2017