Cross Product

Simplified Rostering Format

The Simplified Rostering Format is used for one-time imports only. This option works well if you want to import your data initially and then manage student and educator roster information in the associated product portal.

The Simplified Roster templates are Excel spreadsheets that can be used to roster these products:

  • Imagine Learning Literacy Suite
    • Imagine Language & Literacy
    • Imagine Español
    • Imagine Reading
    • Imagine Assessment: Galileo
  • Imagine Learning Math Suite
    • Imagine Math
    • Imagine Math Facts

How do I roster?

To use the simplified file rostering format, you must first download and populate the roster template for the product you want to roster. Then you can upload your roster files to the Imagine Learning Rostering team to be imported. You should have already received an email from a member of the Imagine Learning Customer Experience team; if you have not yet received this email, please contact your Customer Success Manager.

Download the templates

For each product that you need to roster, download the correct educator and student templates.


If you have used Assisted Rostering in the past, you may be expecting different, more detailed templates--these are the Traditional Rostering templates. You can still use these templates to roster your students if you want to. The Simplified Rostering Format templates are simpler and require less technical expertise than other import templates, and should be used in most cases.

Populate the educator and student templates with your data

Depending on the roster templates that you downloaded, click the file specifications below for instructions on how to populate your roster files with the correct data.

Enable Editing in Excel Spreadsheet

Save as .xlsx

Upload your roster files to Imagine Learning

Upload your roster files to the Imagine Learning Rostering team using the secure form. The files you upload are securely transferred via HTTPS to an Imagine Learning Box account, where these files are protected with best-in-class security and accessible only to members of the Imagine Learning Rostering team.

Upload roster files


To ensure that your files can be imported quickly and effectively, follow these tips:

  1. Open the downloaded template files in Excel (or another spreadsheet program).
  2. Excel will open the template files in Protected View. Click Enable Editing to populate the template.
  3. The templates will contain information about what values you can enter. Click in an individual cell for more information.
  4. Save your import files as .xlsx (Excel) files.
  5. Incomplete data: All columns should be filled out for each row (unless the template specifically directs otherwise).
  6. Mismatched school or class names: Verify that every time a specific school (or class) is referenced, it is spelled exactly the same way, in both student and educator files. Verify that different classes do not have the same name, even if they are in different schools.
  7. Invalid file format: Always save these rostering files as .xslx files. Saving a file as a different format may cause the embedded instructions to be lost.
  8. Incorrect assignment to multiple schools or classes: The correct way to assign a teacher (or student) to multiple schools or classes is by duplicating that teacher (or student) information in a new row, as shown below. Note: In the Imagine Math Suite, you cannot assign a student to multiple classes or schools, nor can you assign staff members to multiple schools.

Duplicate row