We’ve simplified the Clever Badge distribution process to give you more control over piloting this new tool for your students! Clever Badges make it even easier for your students to access their learning applications through Clever so that your teachers can spend more time instructing and less time troubleshooting username and password errors.
Clever Badges are offered at no charge to districts and only require that your student’s laptop or desktop device have a webcam enabled. Students will go to clever.com/badges or your district's login page and then hold their Badge up to the camera to log in.
If your students are using Chromebooks, or Windows devices with Active Directory logins, Clever Badges can be used to log students into their computer, Clever, and connected apps all at once! To set up these integrations, navigate to your Clever district dashboard > Badges page. Then select the Chromebook or Windows tab depending, and follow the instructions in the wizard (this should take about 10 minutes).
Tips for a successful pilot
- Start small. Pick one or two elementary school sites at which you can initiate your pilot. Our distribution process allows you to select which schools should participate. Include a media specialist, school site leader, or teacher that embraces the adoption of new technology to help you champion this new tool!
- Educate your teachers. Using this helpful article, you can show teachers how to generate badges so that they can help maintain Badges for new students.
- Make them fun and easy. Whether you place your badges on student folders or create lanyards for students to wear around their necks, ensure your Badges will be be easy to use and won’t be easily lost or damaged.
Start now! Get a head start so that you can roll out more broadly for next back to school.