Here at EdPlace, we believe that the best way we can complement your students' learning journeys is to offer fun, helpful, top-quality resources, as and when you need us. In today's modern world, children cannot, and do not want to be sat at a desk with pen and paper in hand, ready to begin their learning - they want to learn on-demand and on the go, through a medium which they find engaging and stimulating. For this reason, we have developed EdPlace as the smartest way to learn whenever, and however, your students want to, both inside and outside of school.
You will have your own educator account, where you can assign work to your students, track their progress and edit any of their settings, which you can access via www.edplace.com/teacher. For more information on how to do this, please click here. The rest of this article will focus on how your students can access EdPlace via their student account.
Accessing EdPlace via our website
Your students will need to log in with their unique username and password which you have created for them at www.edplace.com/student. They can do this on any device they choose but it must have an active internet connection.
They can also use any web browser that they choose, but there are some small differences between browsers. The browser which we have the best compatibility with is Google Chrome:
Our team works hard to ensure that all our activities are compatible with the most up-to-date versions of browsers and devices, and we occasionally see issues when older versions are used. For this reason, we suggest that users always maintain and use the most recent version of Chrome to use EdPlace on.
Locating the version of the browser your student is using will often be the first step when attempting to troubleshoot and fix browser problems. The easiest way to do this is to ask them to search for 'What is my browser?' or something similar on the specific device they want to work on. Once they find their browser version, you can use that info to check if they're running the latest software. If not, they can update to the latest version to make sure EdPlace (and everything else!) runs the way it's supposed to on their device.
Please note, along with the version of the browser you're using, some browser plug-ins can cause issues with how questions are marked, and therefore we would recommend you check your plug-ins and remove any that aren't needed.
Accessing EdPlace via our iOS or Android apps
Firstly, your students will need to download the EdPlace app to their preferred devices. In their preferred app store, they need to search for 'EdPlace' and click 'GET' or 'Download' to store the application on their chosen device.
Then they need to select 'Log in as student', before entering their unique username and password which you have created for them.
We regularly release new versions of our apps to ensure that your students have the best experience using them. Most devices will have automatic updates turned ON so that when we release a new version, this will automatically update on your students' devices. However, it is easy to direct your students to check that they are using the most recent version of our app.
If they are using an Apple device, direct them to open the iOS App Store and tap on the account icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen (which looks like a person). Next, they should scroll down to see 'Available app updates'. Then, tap 'UPDATE' next to their EdPlace app if it appears here. When their app has been updated, it will say 'OPEN' next to it and the date it was last updated.
If they are using an Android device, direct them to open the Google Play Store app. Next, they should tap the three horizontal lines in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Then, tap 'My apps & games' and scroll down to see if the EdPlace app appears in this list. If it does and has the word 'Update' next to it, they should click here to download the most recent version.
There are some differences between the web and app student experiences that are important to understand. These differences may also impact on your students' choices of devices. For example, if they wish to use the student accessibility toolbar then a traditional monitor or laptop screen would be preferable to a tablet. To read more about these differences, please click here.
We hope this article provides all the information you need to support your students to log in and get learning on EdPlace successfully. If you are having any difficulties in logging in or accessing their accounts, please contact our friendly Customer Support team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy online learning!