Makers Empire is designed specifically with grade K-8 learners and their teachers in mind. We understand there is a great range of abilities and digital literacy within that age range, and every school's IT set up is different too - so we have designed a few different ways to create student accounts. The guide below will help you decide which is the best option for you.

Firstly, you'll need to consider if you'd like to create accounts for your students, or if you'd prefer that they create their own accounts


I WANT TO CREATE ACCOUNTS FOR MY STUDENTS

Creating accounts for your students offers educators and administrators a higher degree of control, and will probably save you a lot of time if you're working with younger learners or classes of mixed literacy levels.

There are 3 ways to create accounts for your students:

1. ADD STUDENTS USING GOOGLE CLASSROOM


1. Firstly make sure you have an existing Google Classroom account and your class lists are up to date.

2. Log in to the Makers Empire Teachers Dashboard and select "Sign in with Google
/ Google Classroom"

3. Your Google Classroom class lists and all the associated students will be automatically imported into the Makers Empire Teachers Dashboard.

4. Your students can then use their Google account to log in to Makers Empire 3D.



2. ADD STUDENTS USING A .CSV FILE

1. Log in to the Makers Empire Teachers Dashboard , click Class Management from the menu on the left and select Classes.

2. Select any class, and click the drop down menu (triangle icon). 

3. Follow the instructions on the CSV Import page to download a .CSV file template, prepare your class lists and upload your .CSV file. You can use the .CSV import method to add a single student, or organise an entire school into classes.

*NOTE: .CSV files can be used to quickly manage class rollovers between academic years.


3. ADD STUDENTS MANUALLY

1. Log in to the Makers Empire Teachers Dashboard , click Class Management from the menu on the left and select Classes.

2. If you want to create a new class, click the +Add a class button and give your new class a name.

If you want to add students to an exisiting account, skip to the next step...

3. Select the relevant class, then click the +Add a student button.

4. Follow the steps to give your student a username and password.

The other fields are not mandatory, but recommended:

  • You can enter an email address if your students use email, or select the tick box to use your own email (to retrieve passwords for example).
  • Entering a real name makes it a lot easier for teachers to search for students in the Teachers Dashboard. Real names are strictly private, only teachers can see real names.
  • Selecting a curriculum level assures your students will see the most relevant content in the Makers Empire 3D app.

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I WANT MY STUDENTS TO CREATE THEIR OWN ACCOUNTS

Allowing students to create their own account can be a valuable lesson in digital literacy and empowers students to be responsible digital citizens. This option is recommended for students with sufficient literacy levels to follow basic step-by-step instructions. We don't recommend an exact age or grade level because we find teachers are the best judge of their own students' abilities.


To make a new account:

1. Open Makers Empire 3D and click the big New button. 

2. Follow the prompts to create a new Avatar, and choose a username.

The next step will ask the student to secure their account using one of these options: 

A. Choose a password

B. Sign in with Google

C. Sign in with Schoology

D. Sign in with Clever (not currently available on Mac)

E. Sign in with Microsoft (not currently available on Mac)


A. CHOOSE A PASSWORD

1. The student will be prompted to enter a password.


2. We will try to automatically identify which school a new user is at using the IP of their device.

If we have correctly identified your school, click yes (tick). Go to step 3.a.

If we couldn't automatically identify your school don't worry, just click no (cross) and we'll link the new user with your school in a later step. Go to step 3.b.

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3.a If we correctly identified your school, new users will then be asked to select their class from a dropdown list.

4.a New users will be asked to enter their real name and grade. Real names are strictly private and are only visible to teachers at your school and Makers Empire admins. Real names make it much easier for teachers to identify their students in the app and Teachers Dashboard.

Success - your new account is all set up!

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3.b If we could not automatically identify your school New users are given the option to Scan a QR code (best for younger learners) or enter a Class Code.

Option 1. Display your class' QR code and scan it. To find your class' QR code go to Class Management in the Teachers Dashboard, select your class, click the drop down menu on the right (downwards pointing triangle icon), select Class QR Code and print/save.

Option 2. Type the Class Code. To find your Class Code, go to Class Management in the Teachers Dashboard and select your class. The Class Code is displayed in italics beneath your class' name.

4.b New users will be asked to enter their real name and grade. Real names are strictly private and are only visible to teachers at your school and Makers Empire admins. Real names make it much easier for teachers to identify their students in the app.

Success - your new account is all set up!


*NOTE: We know only too well how easy it is to forget a password. You can
download a list of your students' usernames and passwords. We recommend giving your students a copy of their details to take home so they can keep creating and learning out of school hours too.


B. SIGN IN WITH GOOGLE

If your students have Google accounts they can use their existing Google details to complete their new account setup.

C. SIGN IN WITH SCHOOLOGY

If your students have Schoology accounts they can use their existing Schoology details to complete their new account setup.

D. SIGN IN WITH CLEVER

If your students have Clever accounts they can use their existing Clever details to complete their new account setup.

E. SIGN IN WITH MICROSOFT

If your students have Microsoft accounts they can use their existing Microsoft details to complete their new account setup.



For information on the best ways for students (or teachers) to log in to the Makers Empire 3D app read this article.

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