Using an email address is optional for students on Edublogs.org when their accounts are created using:
- The Edublogs sign up page (the optional field is only visible if ‘Student’ is selected for ‘Which describes you best’)
- My Class > Create Student blogs
- My Class > Create Student Users
If the email field is left blank, the student account is created using our Edublogs ‘no email’ which looks like this firstname.lastname@example.org
This option is used if your school provided student email accounts aren’t allowed to receive emails from outside domains or your students don’t have email accounts.
Edublogs sign up page
Here is how a student can create their own user account without an email address using the Edublogs sign up page.
Using My Class
Here is an example of how a teacher can create a student account without an email address using My Class > Create Student Blogs.
Record your student account details in a spreadsheet (Excel or Google Sheets) so you have a record of their login details and can share them with your students.
Reset Student Passwords
With My Class, a teacher can reset the password of the students’ accounts if their accounts were created using our no email option.
Here is how to reset their passwords:
1. Go to Users > All Users in the class blog dashboard
2. Click the Edit link underneath the username that you want to reset the password for
- The edit option is only visible under student users attached to our no email option.
- You can’t reset the password if their user account is attached to an email address. The student needs to use the lost password link with their email address.
- Contact Edublogs support if you need your existing student user accounts changed to our no email option.
3. Scroll down the page and click on Generate Password.
4. Click on Generate Password.
5. The password reset window loads with an automatically generated password.
You can either use this automatically generated password or replace it with your own password.
The automatically generated password from above has been replaced with own password in the example below.
- If the password is too weak you will be asked to confirm the use of a weak password.
- Using a combination of letters, numbers and symbols makes it hard for others to guess your password.
- The strength indicator provides an indication of how good your password choice is!
5. Click Update User.