Student access: Creating groups
An important feature of this site is the ability to give students access to both the online textbook and most of the materials, including activities, writing samples, and revision materials.
You can choose to make content on the site available to your students as you like. The textbook is automatically available to all students - there is no need to select these pages for students to view.
To give them access is pretty simple. Just follow the steps below.
Giving students access to the Inthinking site
Step 1: Go to the homepage. Click on "Student access." Then click on the purple "groups" icon.
Step 2: Click the green button in the top right corner that says "new group." Give it an appropriate name and description and then press next.
Step 3: You will then be asked to select which pages you would like your students to see. You may, for example, want to make all pages of the textbook visible to them. You can prevent students from seeing model answers, quizzes and tests by leaving the tick box blank. You should also un-tick "show blog posts" as there is no blog for this site. You can always come back and add more pages. Once you have selected some pages, press "next."
Step 4: Invite students to the page.
When you finish selecting materials for the site, you will be able to invite students to your site. Simply give them the link that is generated. You should also check "Send active assignments" so that any assignments from the site that you would like them to complete will be sent to their email address. You can return to the group and retrieve the link at any time by clicking on "invite or manage students".
You should now have a web link to give your students. They will use this link to set up their account and join your class.
What does it look like for students?
When students navigate to the group invitation URL, they first see this page.
If they have a Thinkib.net account already because your school subscribes to another subject, students can log in with their existing account. It will add Psychology to their list of groups. Otherwise, students fill in a bit of information to create a new account.
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 Inthinking sites in which they are enrolled.
What if I have already created a group but forgot the link?
If you have forgotten the link, go back and open the group. When you do this, you will see a list of students in your class. Click on Manage Students and then on "invite students." You will see the link again.
What if I want to add more content for students?
To change the settings of a group or manage the students simply click "student access" at any time and click the group name. Click on "Add/Edit Content." Then select more pages and choose "save."