For teachers/administrators: URL questions (accessing wordshark online)
Where can I find my school URL address?
address for your staff and students to access Wordshark Online will be unique for your school, ensuring that your school’s data is safe and secure.
When the school first signs up to use Wordshark, the URL
is EMAILED to the assigned Wordshark Online Administrator at your school. The URL will always look
like this: https://onwordshark.com/
? The last part of the URL is normally a shortened part of your school name. Usually, schools set up the URL as a shortcut on
the school computers/devices for easy access.
If you have any questions about your school URL, contact the person who is the ‘Wordshark Administrator’ in your school or email
us at email@example.com
- Using the address bar: make sure you put the URL into the address bar (at the top of your screen), (and not the ‘search’ box, usually in the middle of your screen); using the address bar will give you the exact correct Wordshark Online web page, whereas using the ‘Search’ box will give you many options, and you may not know which one to select.
- Whitelisting: It’s possible that security settings/restrictions may have been set up within the school that are blocking Wordshark Online i.e. firewall (antivirus) trying to protect the school from viruses and potentially inappropriate content on the web. The IT support within the
school, or external IT support will normally know what these restrictions are
and be able to address them to 'whitelist' Wordshark and allow students and staff to access Wordshark: please whitelist https://onwordshark.com PLUS we recommend whitelisting this"Help" site to allow users access to our service status, help documents and videos: https://wolhelp.wordshark.co.uk/portal/kb This "Help" site can be accessed directly or from within the program by clicking on the "?" help icon.
This will go through how to add students to Wordshark and how to find their login details/the different ways to distribute them to your students/parents.
Giving students/parents information about Wordshark
Your school could also add your unique Wordshark Online URL address*, to your school website. If you would like to use the Wordshark icon/logo:
Artwork: click here for the square ‘W’ icon (png), or click here for the full ‘Wordshark Online’ logo (png) Here is some example text you could add to a page on your school website:
Wordshark Online spelling games
Your child is now able to log into Wordshark Online 24/7 to learning their spellings in the classroom and at home
Click on this URL type the school URL here https://onwordshark.com/?????? which will take you to the Wordshark Online login page.
Note: Login details are in your child’s school planner.
To avoid having to keep entering the URL into your address bar each time, we recommend setting up a ‘Shortcut’ or 'Bookmark’ on your computers/devices, so that you can access Wordshark Online quickly and easily each time: https://wolhelp.wordshark.co.uk/portal/en/kb/articles/information-about-wordshark-online-for-students
The help page on using Wordshark Online with screenshare may also be helpful
For students/parents: URL questions (accessing Wordshark online)
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