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How do I get started?

This section includes instructions on account access for teachers, as well as on managing classes/groupings and student accounts.

How do I sign up?

Before signing up, you should have received an e-mail invitation to register your account initiated by your school administrator. This e-mail contains directions on how to create your account, as well as a unique invitation code. If you have not received the e-mail invitation, please check your junk or spam folder or contact your school administrator to confirm that the e-mail has been sent.

Below are the steps to take after you have received the invitation e-mail:

1. To create your teacher account, first click the link found in your invitation e-mail. This will take you to the Complete Your Registration page.

2. On the Complete Your Registration page, enter your information, enter the unique invitation code that you received in your e-mail invitation, create a secure password and click Create Account.

3. After you have entered your information and clicked on Create Account, you will be sent a second email from the system. It will prompt you to activate your account by clicking on the link in the email. Click the link to finish activating your account.

4. Once your account has been created, you will be redirected to the Educator login page. Click on Educator login to be taken directly to the Sign In page.

How do I log in?

To log in to your account, go to the Sign In page, enter your e-mail address and password, and click Sign In.

If you do not have an account yet, follow these steps to create your account.

If you have forgotten your password, follow these steps to reset your password.

I’ve forgotten my password; how do I reset it?

1. Go to the Sign In page.

2. Enter the e-mail address you used to create your account and click Forgot Password? 

3. Instructions explaining how to reset your password will be sent to the e-mail address you have entered.

Please Note: If you provide an e-mail address that does not have an account for our system associated with it, you will not receive a password reset e-mail. If the e-mail does not arrive in your inbox, please check your junk or spam folder.

How do I view or manage classes/groupings?

In your account, you will have one or more classes/groupings that contain all of your students. These classes/groupings are where you will assign practice tests and assessment sessions, view student reports and manage students. To view or manage your classes/groupings, follow these steps:

1. Log in to your teacher account.

2. Once you are logged in, you will be able to see and manage your classes/groupings by selecting the Classes/Groupings tab on the left-hand sidebar.

3. In this view, you will see your classes/groupings. To open a class/grouping, click Select Grouping.

4. Once you have opened your class/grouping, you will be able to review key information about the class/grouping and assign assessments. The image below shows a sample class/grouping. The descriptions beneath the image correspond to the numbers in the image.

  1. Access Code (for Class/Grouping): Your class/grouping will have an access code. This access code gives students access to the class/grouping.
  2. Class/Grouping: Your class/grouping is school-board assigned, meaning the information about it has been uploaded by your school board. Your class/grouping is where you will run the Practice Test and the OSSLT with your students.
  3. New Assessments: Click Start or Schedule Assessment Session to launch new practice tests or the OSSLT with your students. Please note: Once launched, the Practice Test can be started by clicking Start Now or Schedule for Later whereas the OSSLT must be started by clicking Schedule for Later.
  4. Manage Students: Students currently in the class/grouping are listed here.

How do I add or remove additional teachers or invigilators?

Important: At this time, school administrators cannot add teachers to different classes or groupings once the class or grouping has been created and a host teacher assigned. Only a teacher that was originally assigned to a class or grouping by the school administrator will have the ability to add or remove additional teachers or invigilators.

Please Note: Any changes you make will be visible in the school admin account. As soon as a change is made, administrators can see a record of additional teachers or invigilators who have been added to a class or grouping in the Classes/Groupings Tab and Teachers/Invigilators Tab.

1. To add additional teachers or invigilators to a class or grouping, you first need to select the class or grouping from the teacher home page.

2. Next, click Add/Remove Teacher(s)/Invigilator(s). Adding additional teachers/invigilators will allow them to invigilate tests for this Class/Grouping.

3. To add a teacher or invigilator, select the box next to the teacher or invigilator’s name, then click OK.

Please note: To remove a teacher or invigilator, you can deselect the box next to the teacher or invigilator’s name, and then click OK.

4. Once the additional teachers or invigilators have been added or removed, you can see a record of the currently assigned teachers/invigilators at the top of the class or grouping page below the dark green Add/Remove Teacher(s)/Invigilator(s).

Please note: Teachers/invigilators originally assigned to the Class/Grouping will not see their own names displayed in the additional teachers list.

How do I view my students?

1. Log in to your teacher account.

2. Once you are logged in, you will be able to see and manage your classes/groupings by selecting the Classes/Groupings tab on the left-hand sidebar.

3. In this view, you will see your classes/groupings. To open a class/grouping, click Select Grouping.

4. Select Manage Students.

5. This will open a list of all your students in the class/grouping and their information.

How do I add students to my class/grouping?

Your school board will have pre-loaded a class/grouping into your account. This class/grouping will already have all your students in it. The board-assigned class/grouping is also where the assessment session must be administered.

However, you may need to add students to your class/grouping after the initial upload. This can be done directly from your class/grouping. 

Follow the instructions below to add a student to your class/grouping.

1. Log in to your teacher account.

2. Once you are logged in, you will be able to see and manage your classes/groupings by selecting the Classes/Groupings tab on the left-hand sidebar.

3. In this view, you will see your classes/groupings. To open a grouping, click Select Class or Select Grouping.

4. Select Manage Students.

5. In this view, you can click New Student Account and enter the student’s personal information and OEN. This will add the student to your class/grouping.

How do I add guest students to my class/grouping?

1. To add guest students to a Class/Grouping, you first need to select the class or grouping from the teacher home page.

2. Next, click Manage Students from the Classes/Groupings page.

3. After clicking on Manage Students, you will see a page displaying a list of registered students in your class or grouping.

To add guest students, click Add Guest Students.

4. To add guest student(s), you will need to input the Access Code (1) from the students’ assigned Class/Grouping at their home school. After you enter the Access Code in the space, press “Add” (2).

5. After you enter the Access Code, all students associated with the code will be added to your Class/Grouping with the label “Guest” next to their names.

6. To remove guest students from a class or grouping, select Guest Classes (1) beside Registered Students. A table will appear listing the access codes of the classes that were added. Select the remove button (2) found below column labelled “Remove” in the row of the guest class access code you would like to remove. Clicking on the Registered Students will take you back to your list of students. Students who were labelled as “Guest” will no longer appear in your list.

Please Note: The teacher from the home school should not schedule assessments for students that have been added to classes or groupings at another school as guest students.

Which platforms are supported?

The EQAO assessment platform can be used on a variety of devices. Please consult the table below for more information.

Please note: Different operating systems and devices require different browser-locking software to run the assessment and require different installation processes. Please refer to the device configuration guides to see the process for the different operating systems and devices.

Operating SystemSupported Browser List
Windows
(Microsoft)
Google Chrome—updated version
 
Mozilla Firefox—updated version

Microsoft Edge—updated version
Mac OSX 10.13.6
High Sierra or higher
(Apple, MacBook) 
Safariupdated version

Google Chromeupdated version

Mozilla Firefoxupdated version
Mac iOS
(Apple, iPad)  
Safari—updated version
Android
(tablet)
 Google Chrome—updated version 
Google Chrome
(Chromebook) 
Google Chrome—updated version

Please note: The minimum recommended screen resolution for the devices to run the assessment is 768 x 1024. This allows any device the size of an iPad Mini or larger to be used.

Updated on March 25, 2022