The super administrator, a school administrator or teachers can manage student accounts.
Note — One or more of these management functions may be disabled for teacher accounts if permissions have been revoked by an administrator. In such cases, the function will appear grayed out in the interface and the administrator responsible will be displayed when the cursor is held over it.
Adding a Student
Student accounts can be added in three ways:
Click the Students tab, then click the Add student button, fill in all the required fields, assign the student to the appropriate school and group and click Add. This method is best suited for occasionally adding a student or two.
If all your groups have already been created, you can let each student create their own account when they log in to Typing Pal for the first time:
- Students must be provided with their school’s custom URL and signup code, together with their group name and the name of one of the teachers assigned to that group.
- Students must then access their school’s custom URL.
- Students can create their account by either:
A. Clicking Create an account at the bottom of the page to create the account directly in Typing Pal; or
B. Clicking Log in with Google, Microsoft or Clever to create their account using a single sign-on service. They must then log in to that service and click No when prompted to indicate whether they already have a Typing Pal account.
Account credentials specific to Typing Pal (i.e. username and password) will not be generated when students create their account through a single sign-on service.
- Students must then fill in all required fields in the registration form, including the school’s signup code, carefully select their teacher and group, and click Finish signup.
Editing or Deleting a Student Account
Student account information can be edited from the Student Summary screen. Click the Edit button in the Profile panel to update the student’s information or change their password.
Student accounts can be deleted in two ways:
- Check them off in the list under the Students tab, then select Remove from the More menu. Confirm that you have read the warning in the pop-up window and click Delete.
- Go to the corresponding Student Summary screen and select Delete from the Actions menu. Confirm that you have read the warning in the pop-up window and click Delete.
Warning — Removing a student account permanently deletes all personal information and activity results associated with that account. This operation cannot be undone.
Moving a Student Account from One Group to Another
Student accounts can be moved between groups in three ways:
- Update them by file import. This is the most efficient way to move large numbers of student accounts between groups.
- Check them off in the list under the Students tab, then select Move from the More menu.
- Go to the corresponding Student Summary screen and select Move from the Actions menu.
Note — Only the super administrator can move a student account between groups at different schools covered by the same subscription, and it must be done from the management interface, not by file import.
Editing Student Permissions
When a new group is created, students assigned to that group will have access to Typing Pal’s games by default.
Disable game access for a group by clicking Edit in the Configuration panel of the corresponding Group Summary screen and unchecking the option Allow students to access games.
Changing a password
When a new group is created, students assigned to that group are not allowed to change their own passwords by default.
Enable the option to let students change their passwords by clicking Edit in the Configuration panel of the corresponding Group Summary screen and checking off the option Allow students to modify their password.
Automatic Deletion of Inactive Accounts
By default, student accounts are automatically deleted on June 30 of the year following the school year during which the accounts were last used. This feature improves data security and privacy, in addition to simplifying account management.
The super administrator is the only user who can disable automatic account deletion. Click the Edit button in the Data management panel on the Subscription Summary screen and change the selection under Automatic cleanup of student accounts.
Note — A student need only log in once for their account to be considered active until the end of the next school year.