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Instructions for Getting Started -
Super Star Online Setup for School

Overview

Super Star Online is designed to be easy to setup. Depending on the number of users, the setup can be accomplished by almost anyone: school or district tech, principal, or teacher. Single classes can be added manually. Large or medium size schools or districts are setup using Clever or by an import process.
Super Star Online uses three typoes of accounts: student accounts, teacher accounts, and a site adminsistrator account(s) games.
Each school gets a unigue URL (web address) for that school and everyone at the school uses that URL to login to their account.
The steps are (the order of the first two steps does not matter):
  • Create accounts for the users (students and/or teachers). The users will need to be assigned a user name and password.
  • Create classes and assign the courses, students, and teachers to the classes.
  • Get the students (and teachers) signed in and using the courses that are assigned to their class

Setup: Small School or Classroom

Manual Setup

You will receive an e-mail with setup information about your site (please watch your spam folder as many of our emails go to spam). Your email will include the unique URL (web address) for your school site. It will also include the user name and password for your school's site administrator.
Step One: Setup Accounts
  1. You can use your site administrator account (or your teacher account) to add students. If you are using the site adminstrator account, you will login and click on People (in the brown button bar), then click on Add person. You will fill in the information in the form. Only the fields with a red asterick (*) are required. Assign the student to a class if you have added classes (if not, you can do this later). The Login Name must be unique for the entire site, please read the instructions below the box, only lowercase letters are allowed.
  2. The Password can be almost anything. The Password can be the same for everyone (this makes it much easier to remember) or it can be unique. Click on the Create button at the bottom to complete. If the Create button is not active, then there is something wrong, usually with the Login Name. Check the boxes.
  3. If you need help, please contact us. You can send us a list of your students and we will be happy to help setup the students for you.
Step Two: Create Class(es)
  1. Once you have entered the students, the next step is to create a class(es) (remember, you can do this first, if you like). Click on the Classes button on the brown button bar.
  2. Click on Add Class. Enter a name for the Class. Click on the courses that you want your class to have access to (you can always add or remove courses later, sometime it is better to concentrate on one or a few courses). Click on you name as the Teacher. Click on the names of the students. Click on Create.
Step Three: Login
  • Using the site URL, the user name and password for your students, help your students login to their account.
  • We recommend that you bookmark and/or create a desktop icon for your students on their computer or tablet, to make it easier to return to the site.
    • We recommend that Windows user download our free app which will create a desktop short cut and save the user name and password for one or multiple students.
    • Chromebook or Android users can download our free app from the Google Play Store. Seach for: Super Star Online.
  • Letter to Parents: It is recommended that the school or teacher send a letter home to the parents. We offer a sample letter to parents at: https://helpme2learn.com/help. It is recommended that you use https://superstar.HM2L.com/yourschool, using capital letters for HM2L as lowercase letters might be confused for 21 instead of 2L. Modify the letter our sample letter as needed. It is available in English and Spanish.
  • School Website: Schools will typically post the link and information about Super Star Online on their school web site.

Setup: Medium or Large School or Districts

Step One: Getting Started with Accounts

You will receive an e-mail with setup information about your site (please watch your spam folder as many of our emails go to spam). Your email will include the unique URL (web address) for your school site. It will also include the user name and password for your school's site administrator.

  • Setup by Import: student and teacher accounts can be created by importing a .CSV file into Super Star Online. The .CSV file will contain the names of the users, their user name, their password, the name of their class, and the grade of the user (optional). The school can do the import or the school can create a file and send it to us to do the import. Once the import is completed, the courses need to be assigned to the classes. If the grades are included in the import file, this can easily be completed by assigning the appropriate courses by grade.
  • To create a .CSV file, the site administrator would create a spreadsheet (Excel or almost any other program that creates speadsheets. This can also be exported from most school databases, but needs to be in a speadsheet format that can be saved as a .CSV file). The file needs to contain the following fields with the following headers:
    • First Name - The person's first name.
    • Last Name - The person's last name.
    • Login Name - The name that the person will enter to log in. This field should be all lowercase, and contain only letters a-z, digits 0-9, underscores (_), hyphens (-), periods (.) and @. For a new person when Student Number is present, this can be left blank and a rule chosen to create the login name. For an existing person this field can be changed unless the Student Number field is blank. In that case it is used to locate the person's record.
    • Password - The password that the person will enter to log in. If left blank, the choice to create the password will be offered and will apply the same password to the entire list.

    • The following fields are not required, but are very helpful:
    • Class - The name of the class to which the person will belong. If present for an existing person, membership in existing classes will be removed before adding membership in the class specified in this field. For classes that do not exist, a choice will be offered as to whether to create them or to omit adding new people with classes that are not present.
    • Grade - A student's grade. Omit for others. Use one of: 'K', '1', '2', '3', '4', '5', '6 & up', 'Other'. A grade field containing other than one of these values will be converted to 'Other'.

    • The following fields are not required, but allowed:
    • Middle Name - The person's middle name.
    • Role - Either "student" or "teacher". If omitted for a new person, "student" is assumed. We higly recommend that teacher accounts be imported or added manually.
    • Student Number - A unique identifier for each person. This will be used to group multiple records for the same person. It can be omitted if a Login Name is provided, but is recommended.

    Other Options:
  • Setup by Clever: If the school uses Clever, then the setup can be completed by using the Clever Secure Sync.
  • Setup by Teachers: In this case, the school site administrator would create teacher accounts. The site administrator could add the student accounts or the teacher could add student account for the class. The teacher would assign the appropriate courses the class. We do not recommend this method, as we have found that many teachers don't take the time needed to add their students.
  • Generic Setup: The school can opt for a generic setup. In this case we import generic accounts substituting numbers for the names of the students and using numbers for the login. The school could then assign the students a number for a login or let the users pick a number for their login. This is the easiest path for the school but the least personalized. Students like to see their name on the Super Star page of the courses. Teachers could always go back and edit the names later.

Step Two: Distribution

If you want to let your class or classes use Super Star Online, the Super Star Online URL (link), user name, and password must be distributed to the teachers, parents, and students.

  • Teachers: Each school will have its own method of distributing to teachers. The site administrator can sign-in to Super Star Online, click on People, Export People. This will give the site administrator a digital file that they can use to help distribute the class information to the teachers. However, this file will not contain the passwords. The site adminstrator can add the passwords to the file or communicate them another way.
  • Clever: If the school uses Clever, students will sign in from the Clever web site at: https://clever.com or they can use their Clever badges.
  • Letter to Parents: It is recommended that the school or teacher send a letter home to the parents. We offer a sample letter to parents at: https://helpme2learn.com/help. It is recommended that you use https://superstar.HM2L.com/yourschool, using capital letters for HM2L as lowercase letters might be confused for 21 instead of 2L. Modify the letter our sample letter as needed. It is available in English and Spanish.
  • School Website: Schools will typically post the link and information about Super Star Online on their school web site.

Apply for a Written Quote

We will be happy to provide you with a written quote: Request for a quote for Super Star Online for my school

Follow Up

It is recommended that teachers (or the site administrator) monitor the progress of the students on a regular basis. Teachers can view the class reports from the Reports button on their console or they can view the class and individual details reports from the Teachers and Admins button of each course.

Please contact us at 760-419-72161 if you need any help. We are always happy to help.

  • Classroom Instruction: Probably the most effective use of our courses is using the courses in the classroom. Teachers can use our lessons displayed by a projector to give students a different look at the topics they are covering in their lesson plan. This can include sing-a-long activities, interactive presentations where students answer questions by raising their hand or fingers or letting the students click the mouse to answer questions. Teachers can be especially effective in helping students build their vocabulary with our "Learn the Words" activities by helping students sound out the words and understand the meaning of the words. When our games and activities are used in the classroom, the students are able to compete with each other or a team and classroom learning becomes super fun. Teachers can then let student complete the lessons on workstations or in the computer lab. For an example of classroom use go to: Super Star in the Classroom.
  • Computer Lab Instruction: Super Star Online courses most often used in school computer labs. Computer lab instructors usually coordinate with the teachers to cover the courses most helpful to the student or the topics currently covered in the class.
  • Individual Use: All of our courses are designed with individual use in mind. Our easy to use features allow students to complete a course with very little help from a teacher or parent, though we believe that teachers and parents can help reinforce the lesson and make sure the student fully understands the material. With Super Star Online, students can complete the lessons at their own pace and use the courses at school or at home.
  • ESL: Our courses can be especially helpful to students where English is a second language. While we have special Spanish instructions versions of some of our courses, our simple to understand lessons and especially our "Learn the Words" vocabulary building activities can help students of many different languages learn new words by our picture, word and sounds associations.
  • Remedial Tutoring: Reading Specialist and Special Needs teachers frequently use our courses to help struggling students who need remedial instruction or specialized personalize instruction.
  • Home Instruction: Parents sometime feel like they are unable to help their child with their homework and don't understand what their child is learning at school. Our lessons allow parents to use our lessons at home to login with their child and enter the "Parent Mode" where parents can review the instruction and lessons with their child in a practice mode. Parents can then exit the parent mode and let the child complete the lesson without help. This allows parents a strong connection to the school, the teacher and the student and helps the parent become more involved in the education of the child. The key to this experience is that the parent can easily understand the lessons given to the child. In some cases, parents are able to improve their language and math skills while helping their child.
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