Educators often don’t want their students to use their own email address for creating online accounts.
Unfortunately unique email addresses are important for password resets and deleting blogs.
The gmail+ method provides the solution! How it works is you create one gmail account for your class.
For example, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Then you use your one class gmail account with the gmail+ method to create each student account.
Gmail ignores any letters and numbers you add after a + sign and sends all emails to the one account while our system thinks each is a unique email.
So for example, you might use:
- firstname.lastname@example.org for username emmasblp16
- email@example.com for username liamwblp16
and so on for creating their usernames and gmail will send all emails to the class gmail account firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember it is:
class_email + email@example.com
Here’s is what the gmail+ method looks like when you use it to create student blogs:
We recommend you use the preset password option and record their username/password/blog URL in a spreadsheet as you create their blogs. Some teacher require students to informed them when passwords are changed so they have a record of the student’s latest password.
- You must use a real gmail account– either use your own gmail account or set up a gmail account for your class e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- This also means that if you want to moderate comments on student posts they will be sent to your class email address.
- Also all password resets will be sent to your class email address.