User Authentication Options

Since Vocabulary.com adapts to each student individually, every user needs to have a separate account. Vocabulary.com offers a number of ways to provision student and teacher accounts. No matter how student accounts are created, your teachers will be able to add them to classes, assign them activities, and monitor their progress.

Below is a summary of the different options we offer for authentication:

 

Self-Service Accounts:

With Self-Service accounts, students can easily create their own accounts on Vocabulary.com using a valid email address. Users over age 13 are required to have a working email address.  Students log in using their email address (either their personal address, or one supplied by the school) and a password of their choosing. If students is under 13, they sign up using a using their parent's (or teacher's) email address. 

  • Setup: Users create their own accounts. 
  • Student access: Users log in with their username and password at Vocabulary.com
  • Email required? 
    • Age Under 13: No, however, the email address of a parent or teacher is required at sign-up time.
    • Age Over 13: Yes, a valid email address for the student is required.
  • Passwords:
    • Age Under 13: Students create their own password during account creation, this password can be reset via email sent to the teacher or parent who's email was used to create the account.
    • Age Over 13: Students create their own password during account creation, this password can be reset via email.

 

Advantages of Self Service Accounts:

  • Easy and familiar for students. Students create accounts like this all the time on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. 
  • Students can initiate password help without teacher involvement. Students create their own password, and can have a reset password sent to them through their own email.
  • Easy and familiar for teachers. Any self-service accounts can be upgraded to teacher accounts by invitation. To become a teacher, users click on a teacher invitation link, which then transforms their account into a teacher account.
  • Students can keep their account if they switch schools. Students can continue using their Vocabulary.com account if they move schools or even after they graduate.

Requirements:

  • Students over 13 need to have a working email address.
  • Students who are under 13 need to get their parent's or teacher’s permission to access the account. Students will need to know their parent's or teacher’s email address, which will be used for password reset.
  • If using a school email address, the school email server needs to accept email from the Vocabulary.com domain.

  

Google Apps:

  • Setup by: Google App Domain Administrator.
  • Students access via: Use Google account credentials to access Vocabulary.com.
  • Email required? Not Required
  • Password setup: District sets username and password

 Read more: User Authentication using Google Apps

 

Clever Instant Login:

  • Setup by: Accounts are linked to your school or district SIS.
  • Students access via: Students log in from Clever’s Instant Login Portal.
  • Email required? Not Required
  • Password setup: District sets username and password

Read more: User Authentication using Clever

 

SAML 2.0:

  • Setup by: District Network Administrator.
  • Students access via: Log in to school provided dashboard or portal and access Vocabulary.com via link or icon.
  • Email required? Not Required
  • Password setup: District sets username and password

 Read more: User Authentication using SAML 2.0

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