newSLATE Account Toolbox Reference

Create Accounts

When to use:

How to use:
    After you log in to the Account Toolbox, click on the "Create Accounts" button.  Complete the three sections of the "Create Accounts" form:
    • In the text area, enter the usernames for the accounts to be created, one per line.
    • Choose the account type (regular or youth).
    • Choose how you want passwords to be generated (random or pre-set).
    Click "Submit" to create the accounts.  You will see a report screen listing the names and passwords of the accounts just created.  (However, if there were problems, such as an account name not being available, you will instead see a feedback screen providing guidance.)  If there were no problems, you will receive an email containing the same report of account names and passwords.  We recommend that you keep this email for your records.  The names of the newly created accounts will be listed on the left side of the Account Toolbox screen, in alphabetical order.

Remove Accounts

When to use:

How to use:
    After you log in to the Account Toolbox, click on the "Remove Accounts" button.  Check the checkbox for each username to be removed from your administrative area. Click "Submit" to remove.  The names of removed accounts will be no longer be listed on the left side of the Account Toolbox screen. 

Import Account

When to use:

How to use:
    After you log in to the Account Toolbox, click on the "Import Account" button.  Type in the username and password for the account to be imported.  You may wish to ask the account owner to type in this information themselves.  Click "Submit" to import the account.  The username of the imported account account will now be listed on the left side of the Account Toolbox screen. 

Create Group

When to use:

How to use:
    After you log in to the Account Toolbox, click on the "Create Group" button.  Complete the two sections of the "Create Group" form:
    • In the text field, enter the name for the group to be created.
    • Check the checkbox for each username to be included in the new group.  You can create a group with no members.  Submit the group name only, and later use the Modify Group function to select members.
    Click "Submit" to create the group with the specified members.  The name of the newly created group will be listed on the left side of the Account Toolbox screen, above the list of account usernames in your administrative area.  You can extend or add subscription features to this entire group of accounts in a single request, with your school or institution being invoiced for the cost. 

    To request subscription features for this group of accounts, see Request Services.

Modify Group

When to use:

How to use:
    After you log in to the Account Toolbox, click on the "Modify Group" button.  Complete the two steps of the "Modify Group" form:
    • Use the drop-down selection menu to select the group to be modified.
    • Ensure that the checkbox for each username to now be included in the group is checked.  When a group is selected from the drop-down menu, the current members of the group are identified by a green dot and their checkboxes are checked.  To remove a user from the group, uncheck the checkbox; to add a user to the group, check the checkbox.
    Click "Submit" to modify the group's members. 

Remove Group

When to use:

How to use:
    After you log in to the Account Toolbox, click on the "Remove Group" button.  Use the drop-down selection menu to select the group to be removed.  The current members of the selected group will be displayed in a text area immediately below the drop-down menu.  Click "Submit" to remove the group with the specified members.  The name of the newly created group will be listed on the left side of the Account Toolbox screen, above the list of account usernames in your administrative area. 

Set Master Password

When to use:

How to use:
    After you log in to the Account Toolbox, click on the "Set Master Password" button.  Complete the three steps of the "Set Master Password" form:
    • Use the first drop-down selection menu to select the group of accounts for which a master password is to be set.
    • Type the master password you wish to use.
    • Use the last drop-down selection menu to set the number of minutes for which the master password will be enabled.
    Click "Submit" to set the group's master password. 

Request Services

When to use:

How to use:
    After you log in to the Account Toolbox, click on the name of any account or group of accounts listed on the left side of the Account Toolbox page.  The "Request Services" form for that account or group of accounts will display.  Note that every paid account automatically receives a free four month extension after the period of the paid subscription expires. Select one of the seven options:
    • Keep account in system for four (4) more months Use this to ensure that free accounts remain in the system for later use, e.g. during summer vacation.
    • Add Student Subscription (2 months) Enable Student subscription services for a summer term or quarter.
    • Add Student Subscription (4 months) Enable Student subscription services for a semester.
    • Add Student Subscription (10 months) Enable Student subscription services for a school year.
    • Add Access Subscription (1 year) Enable Access subscription services for one year.
    • Add Standard Subscription (1 year) Enable Standard subscription services for one year.
    • Add Individual Subscription (1 year) Enable Individual subscription services for one year.
    Click "Submit" to request services.  Your school or institution will be invoiced for the cost. 

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