This tutorial will show you how to set up games so that your child can play them independently at home on computers and tablets. If you want to play the games with your child then you can simply create Saved Games and play them from your account. If you would like to setup games for your child to play independently, then follow the steps below.
Your account has a Student View webpage where your child can play the games that you have assigned to them. There is no login or password for your child to remember.
There are 3 steps to setting up games for your child to play:
- Add your child's name to the Student List.
- Create saved games and assign them to your child.
- Go to the Student View and then click on your child's name to play the games.
Step 1: Add your Child to the Student List
Click on My Students & Groups in the menu bar at the top of the screen and then click on My Students.
Next click on Student List and type in your child's name. Click the Save & Close button.
Step 2: Create Saved Games and Assign them to your Child
A Saved Game is a combination of a set of questions and a game you have chosen to play those questions in.
First you will search for the questions you want, then you will chose a game and game settings. Then you will save the game and assign it to your child.
We have a searchable library of thousands of question sets and word lists that have been created by us and by the teachers that use this platform. You can search the library on the Choose Questions page by clicking on the word Play in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
The Choose Questions page contains a search box where you can type in keywords for the type of questions you are looking for.
After you have searched and/or used the filters below the search box, you will be presented with a list of resulting question sets. Choose one of the question sets by clicking on it and then the game selection page will open.
On the games selection page you will see a list of games that are playable with the question set or word list that you chose. If you have a games subscription, you will be able to play any of the games shown. Otherwise you can play one of the free games. Click on a game to choose it.
If you would like a more detailed tutorial on how to search for questions that will explain the search filters and the other functions related to questions, please read the Choosing Questions tutorial.
The Choose Settings page will appear for the game you chose. Select your settings and then click the Save button to create a Saved Game.
Every Saved Game that you create can later be accessed on the Saved Games page. This makes it easy for you to quickly start a game with your child if you want to play together.
You can also assign Saved Games to your child so that they can play them independently through the Student View webpage.
When you click the Save button, the Save Game Settings window will pop up. Type a name for your Saved Game, it is a good idea to include the skill in the title. Then choose your child's name from the Assign to Student(s) drop down. Then click the Save button to save your game.
Repeat this process to create as many games as you like for your child to play.
Step 3: Go to the Student View to Play the Games
From the device or computer that you want your child to play the games, log in to your account and then click on My Students & Groups in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
Then click on My Students and then on the Student Link to Access Games button.
You can enter the Student View from this page by clicking on the Enter Student View button. Clicking this button will log you out of your parent account and then open the Student View.
In the Student View click on Students.
A page will open with your child's name. If you have added more than one child, they will all appear on this page.
Click on the child's name to be taken to that child's games page.
Any games that you assign to your child will appear on this page for them to play.