Previous: Administrative Tabs & Navigation
This tab allows you to view & edit some high-level details about your EdReady site.
- Name: the name of your EdReady Site – this will typically be the same as the name of your Institution or Organization. It is not editable and is not visible to students.
- Url: the URL that students, reporting, and administrative users will use to access your EdReady site.
Configure EdReady Version:
- SSO consumer key: this field is only used if you have a single sign-on integration in place. Do not populate this field unless you have worked with the EdReady team and your local technical team to implement an integration between your LMS/ SIS and EdReady.
If you populate a value in this field, two more inputs will be displayed. These fields should be used to indicate the main login page for your users, on the system you are using to access EdReady.
When a user (who had logged in via single sign-on) logs out of EdReady, they will be directed to the URL you populate in the SSO consumer external url field. Please also provide the name for this link in the SSO consumer external name – any user who is not automatically redirected will see the link with this label.
This redirect helps to ensure that your users don’t land on the EdReady homepage (which is the standard logout landing page), since they won’t have the ability to log in directly there (their password will only work on your system).
- Allow students to self-register: this field indicates if you will allow students to register themselves.
- While you will likely keep this checked/on most of the time, you may have times or circumstances (such as a break in the school year where you’re busy making goal & assessment updates) when you don’t want new students signing up.
- If this field is checked/on, students will see the Get Started button on the homepage:
Even if this field is unchecked/off all active users (student, reporting, and administrative) will be able to log in to EdRead
- Disable student account self-deactivation: by default, students have the ability to deactivate their account on their My Account page. If you do not want them to have permission to do this, you can now disable this setting (for all students) by selecting this field.
- This is especially useful for sites with a single sign-on integration in place, where student accounts should be managed in the SIS/ LMS
- Note: when students deactivate their account, their data is not deleted. Instead, they cannot log in and they will show up as Inactive in the reports
- Allow guests to explore your site: this field indicates if you will allow users to have guest access to your EdReady site.
- Guest access lets users access EdReady from a student perspective without having to register themselves.
- A guest login is temporary and the data generated during guest usage are not saved beyond the session. Guests can complete the full student experience (including completing an initial diagnostic test, studying resources, and completing unit- or topic-level tests) but their progress only persists during the active session and won’t be saved for later.
- Where the “Guest” button is displayed is dependent on the 'Self-register' field:
If Self-register is checked, the Sign Up as a Guest button will be displayed on the Sign Up/Registration page If Self-register is not checked, the Sign Up as a Guest button will be displayed on the homepage for your EdReady site
- Some notes about why Guest Access might be confusing for students:
- If you actively have students registering for EdReady use, the addition of the Sign Up as a Guest button on the Sign Up page can too easily be clicked instead of the intended Sign Up button. For this reason, we strongly suggest that you are careful to turn it off if you don’t expect to be actively encouraging other teachers, admins, etc to use the guest access functionality.
- An added benefit of Guest Access:
- Because ‘student’ data generated when using EdReady as a guest is not saved, you will not end up with extraneous students or information in your reports.
- Most assessment details (name, target score, and scope) cannot be changed once there is associated data from student use… even if that ‘student’ was just a member of your staff testing out the student experience! In particular, note that an assessment name can only be used once and the name cannot be changed once there is associated student data. It can be frustrating to create & name your assessment using the desired name, but find yourself unable to make updates after. If guest access was not used for the testing & the assessment is locked from changes, you’ll need to create a new assessment to incorporate these updates… but will be unable to use the same name as your now-outdated assessment.
- If you feel that assessment changes are possible, we strongly suggest that you encourage anyone who wants to test out the functionality/setup to use guest access.
- Default zip code for guest users: this field is related to the ‘guests’ field. When students self-register, they are required to enter their zip code, but because there is no registration when using guest access, EdReady will use this zip code as the default for all guest users.
Show Login dropdown on homepage: when this setting is selected, the “Log In” dropdown menu in the header of your homepage (shown below) will be shown.
If you choose not to display this dropdown, the Log In page itself can still be accessed directly (<youredreadysite>/login), but it won’t be easily available for your users. This functionality was created for our members who access EdReady via single sign-on: this will allow them to prevent their users from attempting to log in directly at EdReady, forcing them to use the single sign-on functionality.
If you do not have a single sign-on integration in place, we don’t expect that you’ll turn off this option, as it will prevent all users (students & admin users) from being able to easily log into your site.
- Activate dialog to add custom sign-up fields: If you want to collect additional details about your students during the registration process (& have this data available in the reports), you can take advantage of the custom sign-up fields. Read more about this here.
- Note: this functionality replaces and builds upon the previously-available Student Custom ID field
- Welcome Message: this field allows you to customize some messaging that your students will see. It is optional, as is making any changes to our default text (“EdReady will help you prepare for college and career goals”). Any entered text will show up to your students in the following places:
If you make any updates to the general information for your EdReady version, be sure to click the Save Changes button before navigating to another page.