Students can join your class using Google or Clever Single Sign On, or by creating a GameSalad account directly. Each of your classes has a unique ID (the invite code), as well as a URL that you can send to your students so that they can join your class.
Start by navigating into a class you want to invite students to from the teacher dashboard.
On the left side of your screen you should see an invite student button.
Pressing this will provide you with the unique URL your students can use to join your class.
Clicking that URL will copy it to your clipboard. You can then pass it out to your students, or if you'd like to, you can become a student in your own class and see what your students will see when they go to join your class by heading to that URL yourself.
After a student heads to that URL they will be prompted to login with their GameSalad, Google or Clever account to join the class. Logging in with Google or Clever Single Sign On will create a GameSalad account for them and link it to their Google or Clever account.
Google or Clever SSO
If you're students are using Google or Clever SSO, have them click the correct log in button from the join class URL you sent them.
After selecting one of the SSO options, your students will be prompted to create a GameSalad account. They will need to provide their first name, last initial, birth year (to determine if they're older or younger than 13 for COPPA compliance) and can optionally pick their own usernames.
Once your students have filled in all the remaining fields and click the "Let's Go!" button, their GameSalad accounts will be created and they will be placed on a page they will see the name of the class they're trying to join as well as a Join Class button. Have them click the join class button and then they'll be in your class!
Not Using SSO
If you're not using a Single Sign On option for your classroom, the steps are very similar to those above. Once your students have navigated to the join class URL you provided them, they will click the create account link.
The students will then need to provide their email address, first name, last initial, birth year (to determine if the students are under the age of 13 for COPPA compliance), and pick a username and password for their account.
Once your students have filled in all the fields and click the "Create Account" button, their GameSalad accounts will be created and they will be placed on a page they will see the name of the class they're trying to join as well as a Join Class button. Have them click the join class button and then they'll be in your class!