It is simple for teachers to set passwords for their students through the Classrooms area.
The accounts for the students can be found by choosing Classrooms from the main Discovery Education menu on the left-hand side of the screen (this is opened by clicking on the three horizontal lines next to the Discovery Education logo.)
You will see any classes that you have been assigned to and by clicking on the ellipsis icon, a list of actions will be shown.
To set passwords for the whole class, choose Bulk Set Passwords.
You can then choose to generate passwords automatically or manually.
Enter passwords of your choice for each child. The password must be at least 5 characters long and may include letters, numbers or special characters. The password will then be communicated directly to the student.
The email field does not need to be filled in for students.
This method will automatically create passwords for all the children.
Once you have confirmed and saved the passwords, you will be given an option to save or print a document listing all the pupil passwords.
Due to GDPR guidelines, passwords are not normally visible in the programme so this is the only opportunity to save or print this document.
If your school is using Microsoft or Google SSO and this has been set up during the account creation, you will not need to set passwords for your pupils as they will simply access their accounts using their SSO log in.
For younger children, you may prefer for them to use Emoji passwords. This option will need to be activated by our Technical Support team. Emoji passwords will then be able to be assigned, in the same way as normal passwords.
It is also possible to create QR codes which make it quick and easy for students to log into their accounts, particularly for the first time. You will find more information in this article.
School Administrators can also set or reset passwords through their Admin Dashboard, as explained in this article.