On this page we have instructions about how to set your students up to use the ESS website and how to make the most of some of the opportunities it offers. I use the website in every lesson, using the project mode to show students what we are going to be doing or to watch the videos or as a presentation.
My students use the site independently and I've included a student guide to the site here too.
How do I set up a student group?
Step 1 - click "Student Access"
Step 2 - click the purple "Groups" icon
You will see the following page with a list of your groups.
Step 3 - click "+New Group"
Step 3 - Choose the content you want available to students.
Select the pages which you want students to see. Most pages are by default visible to students.
You can prevent students from seeing some pages, for example answer keys, by leaving the tick box blank.
You can also un-tick "show blog posts" to hide the blog posts from students if you wish. This makes sense because the Bog is written for teachers not students
Step 4 - Invite students and "Finish"
It really is quick to set up. Just send the link to your students.
They will be invited to create a new account or to sign in, if they already have an account with ThinkIB.net.
To change the settings of a group or manage the students
To change the settings of a group or manage the students simply click "student access" at any time, and then click the group name or the edit icon in the top right corner.
On this page you can:
- Add or Edit pages available to students.
- Delete or invite students.
- Lock the group - to prevent any new student subscriptions.
You can also see the Assignments, which leads to the automatic mark book.
There is another page giving information about creating and managing Assignments.