see also: General FAQ

Instructions For School/Group Subscriptions

Congratulations on your new Yabla School Subscription. The first step is to create user accounts for each student and teacher at your school. All students and teachers need their own usernames and passwords to login and access the videos.

Creating User Accounts

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How to add users
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  1. Sign in with your username and password.
  2. Click, My Account, then click School/Group User Accounts.
  3. Click User Accounts next to Yabla Language product you are using.
  4. Use the form on this page to create new user accounts.

If you have only a few users, you can use this form to create all the user accounts, and you are done. If you have many students, read on to the next step.

Creating User Accounts (plan B)

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Self signup for students
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If you have many students, the students can create their own account and join the school's group subscription.

To create their own account, students should:
  1. Navigate to the Yabla website.
  2. Click on the link in the footer Sign up for Students
  3. Find the school, and follow the instructions to create an account.

Once the student has created an account, a teacher must approve the account.
note: anyone on the internet can request access to your school's group subscription. If you do not recognize the student, you should reject the account.

To activate the student's account the teacher must:
  1. Sign in with his or her username and password.
  2. Click My Account, then click School/Group User Accounts.
  3. Click User Accounts next to the Yabla Language you are using.
  4. A list of students who have requested access to your school's group subscription will appear at the top of the page. Click the approve button next to their name to activate the account. If the person listed is not affiliated with your school, you should click reject.

When all of the accounts have been created and approved, each student will be able to sign in and access the videos. It is also possible for the teachers to organize their students into classes, and assign videos with due dates to the students.

Organizing the school's user accounts into classes

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Creating classes
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Start by creating a class
  1. Login, click My Account, then Classes.
  2. Click the Create New Class link, and give the class a descriptive name. (e.g. 7th Period AP Spanish)
  3. Next you can add students to the class by clicking, Add/Remove Students, and using the links next to the students name to add them to the class.

Assigning Videos to the Students

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Adding assignments
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  1. Login, and navigate to the Videos page.
  2. Choose a video, and click assign to class located below the video's description.
  3. Use the form to assign the video to your class. Students will complete the assignment, by playing the cloze listening game from the video player.
Checking Student Progress
  1. Login, click My Account, then Classes
  2. Click View Assignments and Student Progress to see an overview of the assignments, and the number of points each student has earned.

FAQ for Teachers

How do I purchase additional user slots?

Log in to your account, and click My Account then Subscriptions and Payment. Click on Buy Additional Slots next to the purchase, and follow the on screen instructions. If you pay by Credit card, the new accounts will be activated immediately. If you pay by PO/Check, the new accounts will be activate when we receive a check or PO.

If you have questions, please contact us at support@yabla.com or call us at (212) 625-3226.

Our school's subscription is about to expire. How do we renew?

Log in to your account, and click My Account then Subscriptions and Payment. Click on Renew Subscription next to the purchase, and follow the on screen instructions. If you pay by Credit card, the new accounts will be activated immediately. If you pay by purchase order or check, your renewal will be activated when we receive a check or PO.

If you have questions, please contact us at support@yabla.com or call us at (212) 625-3226.

How does the game scoring system work?

The Yabla game consists of 10 cloze questions that are randomly chosen from the video captions. A student is awarded 10 points for a correct answer on the first try; 5 out of 10 points are given for words spelled correctly but missing or with inaccurate accent marks, and capitalization doesn't affect scoring. On a second attempt, 3 points are given for a correct answer.

How many points should I select for the assignments?

Each round of gameplay requires 2-5 minutes, and the student can receive a maximum of 100 points per round. We recommend assigning 300 to 1000 points per video.

How many points should I select for the assignments?

The Yabla game consists of 10 cloze questions that are randomly chosen from the video captions. A student is awarded 10 points for a correct answer on the first try, and 5 points for a correct answer on the second attempt. Each round of gameplay requires 2-5 minutes, and the student can receive a maximum of 100 points. We recommend assigning 500 to 1000 points per video.

Can teachers project Yabla videos to a class or group of students?

Yes, teachers who are subscribers may project Yabla videos to a classroom or assembled group of students.

We want to use Yabla in the lab. Is this possible?

Yes. While we recommend giving each student their own account so the teacher can monitor each students' usage and assignment performance, it is possible to create account for each lab computer.
To use Yabla in the lab, you will need to create a user account for each computer in the lab.* We recommend creating accounts like labuser1, labuser2, labuser3, etc. all using the same password.

If you have many accounts to be created, please contact us at support@yabla.com and we can assist with account creation.

* Our system does not allow multiple sign ons using the same username and password, thus each computer will need a unique username.