Student Portal

Student Portal

1.Assist a Student

After a period of inactivity, activities eventually time out. During time out, the Student Portal displays the message “Please ask your teacher for help.”

This message disappears when clicked.

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  • After 20 seconds, the activity repeats the instructions.
  • After 40 seconds, the activity repeats the instructions again and highlights clickable areas.
  • After 60 seconds, the Student App displays the message “Please ask your teacher for help.”
  • After 2 minutes of inactivity, the session ends and the Student Portal returns to the class or school screen.

1.1.Computer Literacy: Mouse

Use this lesson to teach your students how to use a mouse.

1.2.Computer Literacy: Number Keys

Use this lesson to help introduce your students to the number keys.

Though a 10-key number pad is not required to use our software, several activities in Waterford Early Learning’s first and second grade math curriculum encourage students to use the keypad in speed-based games. The Number Keys lesson helps student practice using the 10-key number pad or the number bar.

1.4.Walk-through: Assist a student

1.5.Walk-through: Unlock a student

2.Desktop and Laptop

Make sure your desktop or laptop meets the system requirements for Waterford Early Learning. If possible, please run the Student Portal in a Google Chrome browser.

2.1.Create a browser bookmark

You may not post or distribute links or shortcuts from the manager, Student App, or parent manager to external sites or parties. Doing so is in direct violation of the licence agreement.

To create a browser bookmark

  1. Open a browser window in Google Chrome.
  2. Go to Students.
  3. Select a school or class.
  4. Click the Student App icon.
    The Student App opens in a new tab.
  5. Click the star in the address bar.
    Keep the bookmark in the Bookmarks Bar folder. The bookmark will appear under the address bar.

To launch the Student Portal, students will open Google Chrome and select their school or class.

 

2.1.1.Walk-through: Create a browser bookmark

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2.2.Create a Desktop Shortcut

Before creating a desktop shortcut, make Chrome your default browser:

  1. Install Google Chrome browser.
  2. Make Google Chrome your default browser.

To create a desktop shortcut

  1. Open a browser window in Google Chrome.
  2. Go to Students.
  3. Select a school or class.
  4. Drag the Student App icon to the desktop.
    Double click the desktop icon and verify that the Student App opens in a Google Chrome browser.

    If it does not open in Google Chrome, follow the steps linked above to make Google Chrome your default browser.

2.2.1.Walk-through: Create a desktop shortcut

2.3.Start a Session in a Browser

These steps will be completed by the student.

  1. Open an internet browser window.
    We highly recommend you use Google Chrome.
  2. Click the school or class bookmark.
  3. Select your class, then student.
    If you created a class bookmark, you only need to select the student.
  4. Verify that you clicked the correct student button.
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    Use Pause and Play to stop and resume a session.

2.4.End a Session in a Browser

When the session ends, the Student Portal returns to the class or school page.

The session will wait for the student to complete the current activity before ending.

If you have Class Rotation turned on, the Student Portal will automatically select the next student instead of returning to the class or school page. Learn more about Class Rotation in the Manager for Teachers Guide.

To end a session early, click Back on the browser window.

2.4.1.Walk-through: Start and end a browser session

2.5.Walk-through: Zoom in on Student Portal

3.iPad

Follow these steps to get started with Waterford Early Learning on your iPad.

Setup only needs to be performed once. After initial setup, the app will open directly to your school or classroom walk-up. If you ever need to reset the app walk-up, follow these steps.

Set the app walk-up

  1. In the iTunes App Store, find and install Waterford Early Learning. You must have iPad with iOS 8 installed and at least 1GB RAM.
  2. Open the Waterford Manager on your computer. In the Students tab, click the green Student App Scan QR Code button for iPad.
    This will open a QR code on your screen.
  3. Return to your iPad and open Waterford Early Learning. A start screen appears the first time you open the app.
  4. Point your iPad at the QR code on your computer screen. Tap Start. This will open a QR Code scanner.
    The QR code will scan automatically, then open the walk-up on your iPad.
    The walk-up is set. Now each time you open the app, it will open directly to the walk-up.

To reset the app walk-up, follow these steps.

Resetting the app lets you open a different school or class walk-up on your device.
  1. Open Settings on the iPad and tap Waterford Early Learning.
  2. Slide Require QR Scan to the right (green) position.
  3. Repeat setup instructions.

3.1.Set up student portal on iPad

Setup only needs to be performed once. After initial setup, the app will open directly to your school or classroom walk-up.

  1. In the iTunes App Store, find and install Waterford Early Learning.
    You must have iPad with iOS 8 installed and at least 1GB RAM.
  2. Log in to Waterford Manager on your computer.
  3. In Students, click the green Student App Scan QR Code button for iPad.
    This will open a QR code on your screen.
  4. Return to your iPad and open Waterford Early Learning.
    A start screen appears the first time you open the app.
  5. Point your iPad at the QR code on your computer screen and tap Start.
    This will open a QR Code scanner. The QR code will scan automatically.
  6. Open Waterford Early Learning Student App on your iPad.

The walk-up is now ready for students to use. Now each time you open the app, it will open directly to the walk-up.ipad_instruction_graphic-01 (2)

3.2.Reset student portal on iPad

Follow these steps if you want to open a different school or class walk-up on your device.

  1. Open Settings on the iPad and tap Waterford Early Learning.
  2. Slide Require QR Scan to the right (green) position.
  3. Repeat setup instructions.

3.3.Start a Session on iPad

The student will perform these actions:

  1. Open the Waterford Early Learning Student App.
  2. Tap the student’s picture.
    If you set up the student portal at the school level, the student will need to select the teacher first.
  3. Begin a session.
    Use Pause and Play to stop and resume a session.

4.Class rotation

Turn on class rotation to skip the Student Portal screen and let the program automatically select a student.

  • Class rotation works best for classrooms where students take turns running sessions during class time.
  1. Go to Students.
  2. In the menu on the right, select your class.
  3. In the Student List page, click More.
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  4. Click Rotation.
    If the button is gray, class rotation is turned off. The button turns green when it is turned on.
  5. Launch the student portal to begin sessions.
    The program cycles through every student until each one has had a turn to play a session.
  6. If a student is unavailable, click Not Me to move to the next student.
    If Not Me is selected several times in one day for the same student, the manager assumes the student is absent and stops including that student in its rotation. The student will be included the next day.

When a session ends, the program will select the next student and display his or her picture.

4.1.Walk-through: Class rotation

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