Adding Users manually
On the Users section, click the Add User button (1). This will take you to the form for adding a new user.
Enter the values for the required fields: First and Last name, username, password (and password confirmation), and e-mail address.
The default user type created is Student (as normally most of your users will be students), so if you want to add an Administrator or an Instructor, be sure to change it.
The optional values include: User avatar (usually a photo of the user); language (which can be used to serve language specific content); time-zone; Branch the user belongs to (in case you use eFront’s Branches feature).
You can also add a short description or CV for the user. After you’ve completed the User add form, click Add (2) and your new User will be created.
Note: you can also have custom fields when you add a User, which you can enable in the User Extend Profile section.
Apart from adding the users one by one, you can import your users massively using the Import option.
Go to the Maintenance section (1) through the admin homepage and select the "Import from CSV" (2) option.
Through the Data type drop-down, select the Users (3). The Available fields section (4) show the required fields that your file needs to have. Prepare your CSV file to match this fields, upload it (5) and click Import (6).
You will notice an option called "Duplicates". In case that the file you are importing, includes users that already exist in your system, you can select one of these options:
- Ignore, so that a new user will be added
- Replace, so that the existing user will be updated