To help simplify the process of assigning your student login link to your students, try the following:

General

 

  • Shorten your URLs with the help of Google Google URL Shortener
  • Use the tool to shorten the URLs from your signup email so that they can be entered easier if the address needs to be entered manually.

 

Windows, Mac OSX, and Chromebook

  1. First you will need somewhere to store a file. This can be done on the device itself, an external media device i.e. USB key, or on a server if your classroom computers are networked.

  2. Navigate to the Studen Login page of your subscription. Once on this page click on the little rainbow icon in the URL bar in your browser window and drag the icon to the desired location i.e. desktop, USB drive, network server.

  3. Once you’ve completed the above correctly, you should have a shortcut to the student selection screen in the location where you’ve chosen to store it. 

  4. Copy this shortcut to each computer that you’d like to provide with access to your Essential Skills subscription. This can be done either by way of your chosen media device, or via your computer network.

  5. The first time your students access the Student selection screen, ask them to bookmark the page for easy access.

     

iPad

 

  1. Enter the web address that you received in your email in your web browser application. To make this easier you can shorten the length of the URL by using Google : Google URL Shortener
  2. You can select the Add Bookmark button at the bottom of the screen to save the bookmark to your browser, or you can select Add to Home Screen to add a bookmark icon to your Home Screen.

Android

  1. Enter the web address that you received in your email in your web browser application. To make this easier you can shorten the length of the URL by using Google : Google URL Shortener

  2. Touch the Add Bookmark button to the right of the address bar. It is shaped like a star.

  3. Choose a name for the bookmark and choose the bookmark folder you would like to use.

 

For further assistance, please contact your computer administrator, or call 1-800-753-3727.