School and District individual account administrators can set up integration with Clever, simplifying teacher and student onboarding. With Clever, we offer rostering (automatically pre-provisioning all teachers, students, and classes), roster updates, and single sign-on.
If your school or district uses both Clever and BrainPOP already, you may have already been invited to our BrainPOP Suite app and our instant login apps.
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BrainPOP Suite App
This app is unique to BrainPOP and allows you to share rostering for the entire district, regardless of the type of subscription the schools have. It eliminates the need to share rostering data with three separate apps (BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., and BrainPOP ELL.)
NOTE: The BrainPOP Suite app will not be seen by teachers and students. You can request the app through the Clever admin console or get in touch with us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can send out an invite.
Once the BrainPOP app is connected, share data for your subscribing schools.
Instant Login Apps
Once the BrainPOP Suite app is set up and accounts have been created you'll receive an invite to one or all of our instant login apps--BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., and BrainPOP ELL.
These are the apps that students and teachers will use to access their accounts. Make sure they are only being shared with schools that have access to the appropriate site. For example, if a school subscribes to only BrainPOP Jr., don’t share the BrainPOP or BrainPOP ELL apps with this school.
Existing Teacher and Student Accounts
Since we only collect a limited amount of student data, we unfortunately cannot match existing student accounts to the accounts rostered through Clever.
As a result, we recommend that you clear previous student accounts from your school or district’s BrainPOP account before setting up this integration. We’ll be happy to take care of this step on our end once we have secured your permission. Once the integration with Clever is complete, this step won’t have to be repeated in subsequent years.
Clearing student accounts will also clear student rosters, projects, and activities. Any teacher accounts in your school or district will be matched via their email address to the new Clever integration.
If you need a detailed usage report before we clear student data, you can generate one using the Admin Dashboard, or ask us to generate one for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are teachers in my school/district already using individual accounts. When I set up the integration, can they continue using their existing individual accounts, or do they need to create new ones via SSO?
When teachers who already have individual accounts use the SSO app for the first time, their BrainPOP educator accounts will merge with Clever. They will not need to create new accounts.
Can I use Clever to roster BrainPOP classes without making teachers and students use the Clever portal?
Yes. Once you’ve integrated BrainPOP with Clever, you can create SSO links to bypass the Clever login portal.
How will preexisting educator accounts be affected when integrating with Clever?
There are somethings that will be cleared from educator accounts in order to successfully sync with Clever.
Things that will be cleared
- Classes: Any classes that the teacher created before will be cleared and replaced with classes from Clever.
- Students/Rostering: Along with classes, any students in those classes will be replaced by the rostering within Clever.
- Assignments: Any assignments that have been built in our assignment builder or have been created through our site will be cleared and will have to be recreated.
Things that will stay
- Mixed Quizzes: Any quiz that was created using our quiz mixer will stay with the account after being merged with Clever.
- Teacher Created Artifacts: Any concept maps, movie projects, or coding projects that were created by the teacher will remain with the account after being merged with Clever.
Can I still use manually created BrainPOP classes with Clever?
No. Although you can’t use manually created BrainPOP classes with Clever SSO, your Clever administrator can create custom class sections in Clever that will appear in Clever and BrainPOP.
What about teachers that aren’t in our SIS (librarians, admins, etc.)? Can they log in through Clever?
If there are non-teacher staff that need to log in through Clever and aren’t in your district’s SIS, you can manually upload them to Clever directly as a teacher. Once the account is created and shared with our Clever apps, the teacher will be added during our nightly sync.
We are working with partner engineering on the ability to support syncing non-teachers with BrainPOP, but unfortunately we don't yet have a date it will be available.
Does BrainPOP offer co-teacher support?
No. If sections in Clever have more than one teacher, only the primary teacher will have access to the class. As an alternative, Clever admins can create duplicate classes with identical rosters by uploading custom sections through the Clever dashboard that will sync over to BrainPOP.
I’m having issues with my Clever account. Who can I talk to?
You can get in touch with the Clever support team by visiting the Clever Help Center.