How to update existing RadGrad students
Get the current list of student emails
Login to RadGrad as administrator. Go to the Manage Database Page:
Get Student Emails button. RadGrad will create a zip file of the student emails and download it. The name of the file is
radgrad-studentsYYYY-MM-DD-HH-mm-ss.zip. Inside the zip file is a single file named
Students.txt. It will contain all the student emails, one per line.
Students.txt to the
The following is the
.gitignore file in the
Note that any file name with the pattern "emails*.txt" is ignored. So, copy or move Students.txt to the
/scripts directory, and rename the file with the format "emails[key].txt". For "key", you can use any string. We usually use something like "-Spring-2020" to identify when we're doing the download.
Note: You must be on the CSDL network to gain access to the STAR data.
To download the STAR data for all the students in the emails*.txt file, invoke
npm run download-star-data. This will first recompile the scripts (in case there were changes), then invoke the download-bulk-star-json script:
The script will ask for your UH username, password, the key for the emails file and how many emails to split the files into. 20 users at a time is a reasonable number.
download-bulk-star-json creates two files for each of the emails files, an
star[key].json. The alumni files are our best guess at students that no longer have any STAR data, thus they are considered alumni. The star.json file holds the students STAR data as JSON objects.
Upload the STAR data to RadGrad
As Administrator, select an Advisor from the Administrator Home Page:
Scroll to the bottom of the Advisor Home Page and select the
Bulk STAR Upload tab:
Choose file button and choose one of the
star*.json files. Then click the
LOAD BULK STAR DATA button. Do this for each of the
Adding New Students to RadGrad
The process to add students to RadGrad is very similar to the one for updating existing RadGrad students.
Get the list of student emails. Typically, we do this for ICS 211 students. You can get the list of enrolled students from the instructor.
emails[key].txtfile. We normally use the key course and semester for the key (e.g.
Then run the script and upload the