How can my class sign in?
There are several ways that students in your classes can sign in and access XtraMath: Student Sign In, Classroom Sign In, Clever, and Google SSO. Students can use these methods in combination, for example Classroom Sign In at school and Student Sign In at home.
Student Sign In
The Student Sign In page allows students to sign in with their basic XtraMath credentials, as follows:
- Their name. It must be entered however it is listed in XtraMath — often only their first name, but sometimes a last initial is included.
- Their teacher’s email address. We do not collect or store student email addresses, so this identifies your student out of the many others who may share their name. If you send home family flyers, and a student’s parent or guardian follows the enrollment instructions, the student can use that family member’s email address instead of yours.
- Their 4-digit PIN. Students are assigned random PINs by default. Sign into your account on our website to access and print your PIN list (available on the left side of your online class report).
If using a 1:1 device or a computer at home, the student can check “Remember me” to make sign-in easier. Next time, the student can just click their name to sign in.
The Student Sign In page also has Clever and Google SSO (Single Sign On) buttons. These options are addressed in separate sections below.
Classroom Sign In
If your students will be using shared classroom devices or computers, you may want to set up Classroom Sign In pages. These let students sign in by simply selecting their name from a list and entering their PIN. When a student is done with their session, the program picks another student to go next on the same device, making it easy for students to take turns with minimal teacher intervention.
On our website:
Go to the Classroom Sign In page. If other teachers’ classes are already remembered on a machine, click Other… at the end of the list. Enter your email and password. If you’re setting up multiple computers, click Remember my network.
On subsequent computers, just click the button to the right of your name, then click Done. When you’re setting up the last computer, click Forget my network before clicking Done.
In our mobile app:
From the home screen, tap Classroom. Enter your email and password. If you’re setting up multiple devices, tap Remember my network.
On subsequent devices, just tap the button to the right of your name, then tap Done. When you’re setting up the last computer, tap Edit list, then Forget my network, and finally Done editing.
XtraMath has an integration with Clever, as a Library app. See How can I use XtraMath with Clever? for setup information.
Using Clever for student sign-in purposes mainly makes sense if students are typically signed into Clever already. It’s not recommended if your class is using shared devices, because students may sign into the wrong account accidentally.
Once your account is linked to Clever, students can sign in using either the XtraMath app within their Clever Portal or the Clever button on our Student Sign In page.
Students can sign into XtraMath using Google accounts, but note that we don’t currently have an integration with Google Classroom. This means that your class cannot be rostered through Google, and each student account must be linked individually.
Using Google for sign-in mainly makes sense if students are typically signed into Google already. It’s not recommended if your class is using shared devices, because students may sign into the wrong account accidentally.
The first time that a student clicks the Google button to sign in, they will need to provide their XtraMath credentials. This establishes the link between their Google account and their XtraMath account. After that first time, it should work automatically.