The self assign setting is a fantastic tool to help engage your students on EdPlace and ensure they are able to find support and opportunities for consolidation for what they are doing in your classes. Let us explain more about how this works.
Log in to your educator account at www.edplace.com/teacher on our website. Click on 'Manage Students' and you will see a button underneath 'Self-Assign' for each of your students:
You will be able to turn this option ON or OFF for each of the children linked to your account individually. We recommend that this is turned ON for all students, but especially for older students unless you have a particular reason to turn it OFF. If you have this turned ON, your students will have the option to browse EdPlace activities and assign work to their own accounts.
(To learn more about the first button, the Recommendations setting, please click here.)
In your students' accounts on our website or apps, an option to 'Browse' will appear on their homepage. If they click on the 'Browse' tab or button, they will be directed to a page to explore the activities available which are linked to their current year group:
On the website, there will be two toggles your students can flip between - 'Learn' and 'Revise' - which will define the type of activities they will see. If they want to be introduced to a concept from the start, they should select 'Learn'; but if they want to prepare for an upcoming test with exam-style questions or practice papers, they should choose 'Revise'.
In the apps, this is slightly different, as they have 'Activities', 'Revision' and 'Assessments' tabs in their top border to move between.
If your students change the year group showing in the dropdown (on our website) or top border (on the apps), they will be able to explore all activities from previous or future year groups. This can be really helpful if they need to revise a tricky concept which they have previously learned or if they are looking for a challenge or to get ahead.
On the website when they spot a topic that looks interesting or useful, they can click on the '+' icon to see all possible activities. If they have already tried an activity, a score will be shown to make this clear to them. If they want to assign an activity to themselves, they simply need to click on the '+ Assign' button:
On the apps, this process is slightly different. They need to click on a topic, then they will see all possible activities linked to that topic but they will not be able to see their previous scores:
Once they have successfully assigned an activity to themself, it will appear under the 'Assigned to you' section of their 'To-Do' List, along with any activities you have assigned them:
Hopefully, you now have all the info you need to decide whether to keep 'Self assign' turned ON or OFF for each of your students. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to this; different students may find it helpful and motivating, while others could find it stressful and distracting. Having the option to turn it ON or OFF allows you to make the best choice for each of your students as an individual.
If you have any further questions about the self-assign setting or any other options you have for your students' accounts, please contact our friendly Customer Support Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.