Teachers - Getting Started with Scrible (with Office 365)
We offer a number of ways to sign into accounts. We recommend using our Office 365 Single Sign-On option. Having you and your students sign in using this will avoid having to remember a separate password for Scrible and needing to receive external emails with a password reset link.
- In a browser where they are signed into their school Office 365 Account, just have them click the button on the Scrible Sign-In page.
- The first time students log in, they'll need to authorize Scrible to access the requested permissions and then complete their account information for Scrible. After that, they'll be taken straight into their account simply by clicking the button to sign in.
Teachers in one of our Edu Pro Plans will need to manually set up classes in Scrible, or we can sync roster information from Microsoft if you are using their School Data Sync service. Note that roster sync requires prior approval from your Office 365 administrator. For teachers with our Edu Pro Teacher Plan (and certain other group plans), once students are in your class, they'll automatically get the upgrade to Scrible Edu Pro.
Installing Scrible Tools
To use Scrible, you and your students will need to install the Scrible Chrome extension or Microsoft Edge Extension. This is how you bring research from the web into your Scrible libraries and get the extension to annotate it.
You and your students should also install our Scrible Writer Word Add-in. This is what allows you to manage your bibliography in the document, review your research, and incorporate annotations as cited quotes.
Please see this blog post about our guides and in-app tours to help get started with Scrible.
If you have any questions or run into any issues, the fastest way to get help is through our Help page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (for instance, if you have a screenshot of a problem you want to send in).
A few notes for the fastest support
- If you're having trouble with the extension, please click the Megaphone icon () near the right end. This will open up the help form, and it includes extra logging information from the extension in the report, which may help us determine what caused the problem.
- If your students can't receive external emails and they submit support requests, please have them include a teacher email address to which we can reply.
- If teachers are submitting a request on behalf of a student, please include the student's email address to aid us in finding the correct account when researching the issue.
If your school uses the Microsoft Education roster syncing service, you can let Scrible sync rosters directly from Microsoft Education. To enable this, head to your Classroom page in Scrible and click the "Sync classes" button. Choose "Office 365 Education" from the list and follow the steps to grant Scrible permission to retrieve your class rosters.
NOTE: Scrible will also need to be approved by your Microsoft admin to sync roster information if they haven't already done so.
Once both approvals are made, Scrible will sync a list of your classes from Microsoft. You can then enable syncing of rosters for the specific classes you wish to use in Scrible. Class rosters will automatically sync periodically. However, if you have made changes in Google Classroom, you may also click the "Update" button on that class to initiate an immediate sync.