Advice and answers from the Kodable Team

For teachers, it is recommended to use class codes instead of student codes in most classroom environments.

A class code is a unique identifier that you create for your class. You can enter this code on any device running Kodable to gain access to your complete class roster for that class. Class codes can be changed by a teacher.

A student code is a unique code generated by Kodable to identify an individual student profile. Your students can enter their student codes to access their Kodable student profile directly. Student codes cannot be changed.

Class codes are great for:

  • Classrooms. Class codes allow you to share a single, easily recognizable identifier with your class to access their student profiles. Students using class codes can access their Kodable student profiles in two taps.
  • Pre-readers and young students. You can enter class codes onto devices and the device will save that code. All the student will need to do is tap on the name of their class and find their name on the class list. Then they're off and rolling!
  • Shared Device Environments. Not in a one-to-one environment? No problem! With class codes multiple students can access their unique profiles on the same device. Students can log into their profile on the device by selecting their name from the class roster, and then log off when they are finished.

Student codes are great for:

  • Kodable Parent Accounts. These accounts do not have access to classroom features, so they must use student codes to log in.
  • One-to-One environments. Does every student have their own iPad or laptop? You can let them use their unique student code to access Kodable directly without having to worry about choosing their name from a class roster.
  • Additional Practice at Home. Want your students to continue their computer science practice at home? You can print off parent instructions from your teacher dashboard for students to take home with them.
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