At EdPlace, our mission is simple; we want to help millions of students, from all walks of life, succeed in their education and beyond. With your free teacher account, you can assign unlimited, 24-hour access to 5 students in your class who may need a little extra support outside of school hours.
Here's how to set them up:
Head to the 'Manage students' tab on the left-hand menu of your teacher dashboard. Here you'll find an overview of your entire classroom; the number of students who have unrestricted access and those who have access during school hours:
This area also shows how many students your school has added overall - did you know students can be moved or shared between different teacher accounts? This helps make moving year groups and teachers a doddle! To find out more about how to do this, please click here.
To provide your student(s) with 24/7 access, find the student(s) you'd like to assign access to and ensure the tick box is checked and blue like in the example below:
Et voila - you're all done! Your students should now be able to login and complete activities 24 hours a day (not that we advocate using EdPlace at 3 am... sleep is important!)
How do I earn more unlimited PPG/FSM seats?
Your free teacher account automatically provides 5 free unlimited seats as standard. Our full-access school and teacher accounts provide all your students with 24-hour access, plus a host of other additional useful features (to learn more click here). However, if your school is unable to upgrade at this time, there are ways you can earn additional unlimited seats for free.
Inviting parents to join EdPlace will help you earn 24/7 access accounts for your classroom. For every 10 parents at your school who choose to sign-up to our paid account, your school will receive 5 free full-access student accounts. Paying parent accounts help us fund our free teacher access, allowing us to reach those who need us most. Plus, as an added bonus, parental engagement has been proven to improve student attainment.
Here's how to connect parents from your teacher account:
Head to the 'Connect parents' tab on the left-hand menu of your teacher dashboard. Here you can track how many parents have connected your school to their parent EdPlace account, how close you are to unlocking new seats, and generate invites for new parents:
There are two super easy ways to invite parents:
- Copying and pasting our sign up link for use in your own communications with parents;
- Send an email directly to the parents you choose with virtually zero work on your part. If you'd like to amend the subject line or text within the body of the email, feel free to do so. If not, just hit send! You can also copy the text to your 'Clipboard' - which is basically a 'copy and paste button - if you'd prefer to send emails via your school's email client instead.
Top tip! Don't forget to remind your parents to choose your school as their 'Join reason' when they sign up. This ensures we correctly assign all paying parents to your school's account and don't miss anybody.
We hope this article has provided you with all the information you need to understand, utilise and earn more accounts for your students who are most in need of at-home support outside of your classroom. If you have any other questions about this initiative, how to connect parents or if need any other help at all, please contact our friendly Customer Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.