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This tutorial is all about setting and resetting child passwords for those using Child Login. There are quite a lot of options so I've split them into sections to try and make it a bit easier for you to find what you're looking for. You can also use the links below to navigate to a specific section.

  1. Setting them - during the set up of a group login page
  2. Setting/resetting them - from the 'Manage Children' page
  3. Setting/resetting them - from the 'Children' tab
  4. Setting them - from your 'Child Login' section
  5. Resetting them - how to get a child into their account quickly

Before setting passwords for children, we would recommend taking a look at our password setting advice article

 

1. Generating passwords during the set up a group login page process

When you get to the end of setting up a new group login page (see this tutorial for how to do that), you'll be told if some of children in that group don't have their own passwords yet. 

It will look like this, although if none of the children have passwords already, you won't see the orange section at the top:

 

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Tapestry will automatically generate passwords for these children, but you'll need to choose your password policy (1) i.e. what those passwords should look like, and as a consequence of that, how strong they are. 

If some of the children do already have passwords, you'll see the orange box at the top (2). You can generate new passwords for them, but be careful about doing this. By including those children in this round of password setting, you'll make any of their previously generated passwords invalid. 

Each child always uses the same password to login to their account (regardless of which class/group they're with) so as long as they remember it, it's better to leave those alone. You can click on the white 'Leave their passwords alone' button to leave them as they are, or just not select anything. 


All you need to do, is click on the 'Generate passwords for these children' button (3). Doing so will download a PDF document which will include  a password for each child on the list. You'll need to distribute these to the children in a way that suits you.

You won't be able to download that list again so if it gets lost before the children know their passwords, you'll need to reset them. 

 

2. Setting up/resetting passwords from the Manage Children page

If you need to set or reset children's passwords, one easy way to do it is by going to the Control Panel (1) and then 'Manage Children' section (2). You will need to be a manager to get there, but once you do, select the children that need a password by ticking the boxes just along from their names (3). That will make a pop-up box appear in the bottom right-hand corner, and from there, you can select 'Generate passwords' (4) and press 'Go' (5).

 

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After pressing go, a big pop-up box will appear. If you are resetting the passwords, it will look like this:

 

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If you are sure the child has forgotten their password or if you need to change it because someone who shouldn't know it, does know it, then click 'Include them'. If you have kept a paper copy of all the passwords somewhere, make sure to up date that with the new one once you've finished with this reset process. 

After that, or if you're setting passwords for the first time, you'll be taken to the next step. 

Here select a password policy (1) and then click on the 'Generate passwords for these children' (2). 

 

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This will cause a PDF document with a list of their new passwords in to be downloaded. You'll need to distribute these to the children in a way that suits you.

If you need to set/reset the password for just one child you can do this by clicking on the 'Edit' button at the end of the row of the child's name you want to set/reset the password for. 

 

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On this page you will need to scroll down to the bottom and in the 'Password' section, click on the 'Set Password Manually' button. 

 

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This will open up the section so you can enter a password (1), confirm this (2) and enter a hint for it (3). For advice on setting passwords for children, please see this article

Once you have inputted these details, just press the 'Save' button (4) to set the password. 

 

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3. Setting up/resetting passwords from the Children tab 

Managers can also generate passwords from the Children tab. To do that, click on 'Children' in the blue navigation bar at the top of the page (1) and select the tick boxes for the children you want to generate the passwords for (2). 

That will cause a pop-up box to appear in the bottom right-hand corner. From there select 'Generate passwords' (3) and press 'Go' (4). 

 

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After pressing go, a big pop-up box will appear. If you are resetting the passwords, it will look like this:

 

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If you are sure the child has forgotten their password or if you need to change it because someone who shouldn't know it, does know it, then click 'Include them'. If you have kept a paper copy of all the passwords somewhere, make sure to up date that with the new one once you've finished with this reset process. 

After that, or if you're setting passwords for the first time, you'll be taken to the next step. 

That will bring up another options box where you will need to select what you want the passwords to look like (1). Then click 'Generate passwords for these children' (2). 

 

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If you just want to do that for one child, you can click on their name (1) and then choose 'Generate password' (2) from the list of options. That will bring up the same pop up as above. 

 

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In either case, a PDF will download with the password/passwords in, and you can tell each child what theirs is. 

 

4. Setting a password for an individual child from the Child Login screen

Your final option, is to use the Child Login page itself to set a child a password. When you first click on the Child Login screen (1) you will see a number of options available to you: 'Switch user to a child' (2), the ability to view and manage existing group login pages (3), 'Set up school computers for children' (4) and 'Manage whether children can log in from home' (5).

 

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By clicking 'Switch user to a child' (1) or on the title of the group login page (2) (if you know the child your looking for is attached to a group) you will be taken to a list of all the children/the children in that login group.

 

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When you scroll through that list you'll be able to see the children who haven't already had their passwords set, because they'll have a red 'Set password' box under their names. 

 

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When 'Set password' is chosen, a pop up box will appear from which you can generate the child's password. You can choose the password strength from the drop-down (1), and when you're ready, click 'Generate passwords for these children' (2).

 

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A PDF document will be created containing the password for the child which can be used to access their profile from a login page with them on.

 

5. Resetting them - how to get a child into their account quickly

Option 1: If you can see the login page for them.

Staff members can use their own passwords to log a child in. You might want to do this if you're in a lesson and so don't have time to reset children's passwords right now. 

If they can get to the page where they login but they can't remember their password you can just authenticate their access by typing in your details. Don't worry, though, that won't give them access to your account!

They'll need to click on their name/picture and then you'll need to select 'Use Teacher Password' in the top right hand corner.

 

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Then just choose your name from the drop down list (1), fill in your password (2), and log in (3).

 

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Option 2: If you can't get to the login page for that child

If they can't even see themselves on that login page/the login page full stop, the quickest way for you to rectify this is for you to log in to the browser version of Tapestry as normal (but on the device you want the child to use), go to the 'Children' section (1), find the child either by scrolling though or by searching for their name (2), click on their name (3), and choose 'Log child in on this device' (4). 

 

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Once you've got a bit more time, it's worth permanently resetting any permanently forgotten passwords, but the above will allow you to get on with the lesson. 

 

 


 

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