Student access - groups

This video demonstrates how quick and easy it is to set up access for your students on this site.

Why set up student access groups?

  • Tracking of activity assignments
  • Storage of student comments
  • Automatic recorded marks from multiple choice quizzes

Here we borrow images from the brilliant David Faure of Think IB Biology to demonstrate how simple this feature is. You will probably be able to set up a group faster than the students can login to their computers!

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"

Once you have clicked the green box "+ new group" you can give the group a name, and a description.

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 planning pages, model answers and tests 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.

Click "Next" when you are ready.

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


That is really all there is to it.

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.

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.

How does it look to students?

When students navigate to the group invitation URL they first see this page.

If they have a account already (because your school subscribes in another subject) 
students can login with their existing account.  It will add Biology to their list of groups.

Otherwise students just fill in a few boxes to create a new account.

A single URL to access any pages:

Once students have joined the group there is only one URL to remember.
This will get students to their student dashboard with links to all their groups. It will also link to any other subjects which have subscribed to InThinking.

Assignments are tasks set by the teacher.

When a student completes an assignment, the outcome is recorded in the teacher's automatic mark book

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