This article covers using class and group codes safely to keep your classes secure. 

This article includes:

  • How to safely give out the class code
  • How to remove class codes
  • How to block a student from a class
  • How to safely give out the group codes
  • How to remove group codes
  • How to block someone from a group

Class Codes

Class codes allow your students to quickly and easily join your class. As soon as you create a class in Showbie, a class code will be created for it. 

While class codes make it very easy for students to get started with Showbie, it is important to be careful when sharing class codes, and to remove the code once all students have joined, so no new students can join the class. Here is how to keep your classes in Showbie secure with class codes:

How to safely give out the class code

You’ll need to give the class code to your students in order for them to Join Your Class

Remember that anyone who has the class code is able to join your class, so it is very important to share the code with your students privately. Please do not share your class codes on public websites, social media, or newsletters. 

How to remove class codes

Once all your students have joined your class, Remove the Class Code. This will make it so no new students are able to join the class.

  1. Go into the class and click the Wrench icon. 
  2. Click Class Settings
  3. Click the red ’X’ beside the class code. 

This will remove the class code and make it so no one new can join the class.

If new students or co-teachers need to join the class, you can always come back to this area in the Class Settings, and regenerate a new class code. 

How to block a student from a class

If a student joins your class who should not be a part of the class, you can secure the class with two steps:

  1. First, remove the class code (see above). This will make it so no one new can join your class with this code. 
  2. Block the student. This will make it so this student no longer has access to your class. 

To block a student from a class:

  1. Go into the class and click the Wrench icon. 
  2. Click on Class Members
  3. Find the student’s name, and click on it. 
  4. Click Block from Class

Blocking the student from your class will make it so they cannot enter the class with your class by using the class code in your account. You can always unblock them later if needed. 

Group Codes

Groups are able to be joined by teachers, students, and parents. Similar to classes, people join groups with a Group Code. It is also important to keep your group codes safe, and to remove the code once everyone has joined. 

How to safely give out the group codes

You’ll need to give the group code for other teachers, parents, and students to Join Your Group

Remember that anyone who has the group code is able to join the group, so it is very important to share the code privately. Please do not share your group codes on public websites, social media, or newsletters.

How to remove group codes

Once everyone who needs to be in the group has joined, it is best practice to remove the group code. This ensures your group is secure, so no one else can join. 

  1. Go to Groups and click on the name of the group from the list. 
  2. Click on the Person Icon in the top right. 
  3. Select Group Settings. 
  4. Click on the Red X next to the group code to remove the code, and hit Save

How to block someone from a group:

If a student joins your group who should not be in it, you can secure the group with two steps:

  1. First, remove the group code (see above). This will make it so no one new can join your class with this code. 
  2. Block the person who joined the group. This will make it so this student no longer has access to your class. 

To block someone from a group:

  1. Go to Groups, and click on the group name from the list. 
  2. Click on the Person Icon in the top right. 
  3. Select Group Members and then search for the name of the person you would like to block and tap on their name. 
  4. Select Block from Group.

If you need to unblock them after they have been blocked, you can go back to Group Members, tap on Show Blocked, and tap on their name, then select to unblock them. 

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