Keeping track of student passwords is one of the most frustrating parts of using online learning platforms.
You’re bound to spend the first half of learning time logging students in and resetting passwords.
Talk about a headache.
Luckily, the ed tech sector has the perfect solution: Clever.
For those who are unfamiliar with this miracle tool, Clever is a third party integrator that allows students to use one single username and password to login to any number of learning platforms.
Once students are logged into a computer through Clever, all of their learning platforms are just a click away, no passwords required.
Think it can’t get any better? Think again.
Clever is free for schools to use and is relatively easy to set up.
Read on to find out how.
Setting Up Clever
There are two different ways that you can integrate your class accounts with Clever. The route you take depends on whether or not your school already has a Clever account.
First, if your school already uses Clever, you should have access to a school-wide dashboard where you’ll find an icon for Typing.com or EduTyping.
Clicking on this icon will direct you to a digital form. Once you fill out the form, someone will contact you to help you integrate your accounts.
Not sure where to find this dashboard or what your school’s Clever status is?
Check with someone from your school’s IT or digital curriculum team to get the info you need.
If your school does not currently have a Clever account, you can go to Clever.com and click on the “Get Started with Clever” button on the homepage.
From there, you can fill out a simple form that will automatically contact your district administrator with your request to use Clever.
If you know who your district administrator or IT Director for your school is, you could also reach out to them personally and tell them you’d like your school to have a Clever account.
Chances are, anyone working with technology in schools will already know about Clever. 60,000 schools are currently using the product with new schools signing up every day!
Sure, setting up Clever accounts will take a little work on the front end, but just imagine all the valuable learning time (and headaches) you’ll save once students can access their typing lessons password-free!