Frequently Asked Questions

Once logged in, click the My Account link in the navigation bar to access your account area. Your username and email are fixed, although you can change your password from this section. You can, if required, also access the facility to delete your Educandy account here. Please note, however, that this is not undoable.

Educandy activities come in three flavours: words, pairs and quizzes. Word activities are simple lists of terms that you want your students to learn and practise (particularly their spellings). For example, you could create a list of key philosophers of the 20th Century. Pairs are lists of words with corresponding correct answers, like a word in French and an English translation, or a historical event and the year it happened. Then, you have quizzes, which are composed of a question, answer and up to three 'red herring' alternative answers.

Each flavour of Educandy activity has a number of games you can play with it. With your word lists, you can play Anagrams, Hangman and Wordsearch. With you pairs, you have Crosswords, Matchup, Memory and Noughts and Crosses available. The quiz game option is Multiple Choice, an exciting, beat-the-clock quick-fire round of questions for your students.

By default, content on Educandy is shared and discoverable by other users, who may find it via the search facility on the site. When creating a game, you also get a direct link to the material you create, which you can share with your students.
The maximum number of items you can add to a word game, pairs activity of quiz is fifty. We hope that this should see you in good stead! Most of the games will choose a random subset of these to play with each turn. For example, the Noughts and Crosses game will select nine pairs items to play with each time it is run.

Yes! You can import simple word pair lists into Educandy via the Import link in the navigation after you have logged in. Your words should be in a simple text file, with each pair tab-delimited (separated by a single tab) on a separate line.

You can create this kind of file in any text editor program yourself. But many other applications export in this format, too. This makes it very easy to transfer your existing lists into Educandy.

Anki

In Anki, go to File > Export. Select 'Notes in Plain Text' as the format, and uncheck 'Include tags'.

Quizlet

In Quizlet, navigate to the word list you want to export, then click the 'More options' icon (...). Select the tab option (the two arrows icon) for 'Between term and definition', and 'New Line' for 'Between rows'.

No, your students do not need an Educandy account to access your content. You simply share the games you create via the handy link on the website, or give them the corresponding eight-digit code to enter on the resource page.
If you cannot remember your login details, you may reset your password at this page. Please note that password details are encrypted, so must be reset in that way if lost - the team does not have access to them.

If you are using a computer on a school network, it may be the case that your network firewall / security settings are preventing the site from loading certain elements. To remedy this, you should ask your systems administrator to add educandy.com as a safe / trusted site in your network settings (sometimes called a whitelist).

Also, Educandy makes use of dynamic HTML5 content to serve up games, so as a rule, you should ensure that your browser meets the minimum requirements:

  • IE 9
  • Firefox 7
  • Chrome 14
  • Safari 5
  • Opera 11

 

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