This is how we expect most people will use the Word Learner Learner Management System (LMS). We expect you to set up a class and assign a list of words to that class. You can also create a test (or many tests for them). You give the class code to your students to put in the Word Learner app (iOS and Android) in their Settings > "Login or Register" area. They sign up with a unique username and add some other non-personally identifying information. This syncs their account with the class you set up here. You will see their Class Join Requests on your main dashboard menu. You accept each student to the class. This then syncs the wordlist you created to the students' app. They MUST be logged in to see the class list or any tests you created. They then learn the words. You can check their progress at any time. You can add new tests at any time.
NB we prefer this form of sign up rather than you import their data as it saves you time and avoids clashes.
Ensure each student is correctly logged into their account (they can check in Settings > My account once logged in). You don't want them to share a school device like an Ipad and take another student's test!
PROBLEM: Where is the class code? I forgot.
SOLUTION: Click the class you created in the "Classes" menu. It's at the top. NB all Class Codes are unique.
PROBLEM: They cannot see their classlist or test in their app
PROBLEM: They stopped the test early.
SOLUTION: They were warned in their app that stopping the test would mean they might lose their data. They cannot retake the test (to prevent them writing down words and checking in a dictionary and taking the test again), s you need to set up another test and assign it to the class. The system does not allow you to set a test for specific students - only the class as a whole.
PROBLEM: A student missed the test day or time
You need to create a new test for them. Note that the whole class will see this test as tests are made for a class, not just one student.
PROBLEM: The students want to update, or change their device
SOLUTION: No Problem. They just download the app again on their device and login and all their data will come back.
PROBLEM: They forgot their username or password
SOLUTION: They can recover their password using the "Forgot password" feature but ONLY if they registered their email. We are working on a solution for students to did not register their email.
PROBLEM: My students don't have a smartphone, their phone has no Battery power, or it is broken
SOLUTION: No problem. They can go to Word-Learner.com and Login or register with the system as they do on the app. Some features will be lost e.g. the dictionary.
What do I do if my students are different levels?
a. Ask all the students to take a level self-check test from the test tab - the NGSL and academic one
b. They write down the level the app recommends and give that to you.
c. You analyse how many students will be at what levels and how many words you want them to learn
d. Then you create 2 or more classes with different codes that match these students, so for example
class X NGSL bands 17-22
class Y NGSL bands 19-24
class Z NGSL bands 23-30