How do I sign in to Along for the first time?

  1. When you first sign in to Along, you will be taken through our guided onboarding. Educators and students must use their G Suite for Education school email addresses or a Microsoft Office 365 email for schools and students (One Drive).

    Sign up

    Set up account

    Create a question to welcome students

    Invite students

    Sign Up

    1. Open our supported browser (Chrome) on your computer.
      • While the Along educator experience is optimized for desktop, If you're using a mobile device, please use Chrome or Safari as your browser.
    2.  Go to our website and select Sign in with Google or Sign in with Microsoft to log in using your school email address.
    3. Complete the three steps to start using Along with your students

    Set up account

      1. Click Set up Account and complete the 3 steps to activate your account: Give us a few more details, Engage school leaders, and Notify guardians


      2. Click OK next to Give us a few more details
      3. Enter your Display Name, School Name, and agree to our User Agreement, Privacy Policy, and Code of Conduct. Click Next 
      4. Add your school leader's email address and share information about Along with your team. Click Next
      5. Notify guardians and download our guardian consent forms to use Along with your students. 

    Create a question to welcome students

    1. Welcome your students with a question. Click Pick question
    2. Click a welcome question or create your own question to get started


    3. Review the suggested talking points and record a video or audio message and click Next. While this step is optional, recording a video or audio message will help you better engage with your student(s) and give them additional context about the prompt. If you do not wish to record a video or audio message, select Skip
      • Remember to click Give permissions to grant Along access to your camera and microphone
    4. Click Start Recording for video or the microphone for audio. For videos, you can optionally add an overlay. Click Next

    5. Review your message and click Next or re-record your message and click Re-record


    6. Add an optional note and click Done to create your welcome video

    Invite Students

    Now it's time to welcome your students in Along! 

    1. Click Welcome students
    2. Click Copy to copy the welcome link and share it with your students. 
    3. Success! Your account is ready! As soon as students click the link and sign in, they'll show up under Students and can start answering your question
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