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Send Email Activation Codes

Since you can easily add the emails of students, parents, teachers, and other staff to your Edline website (to learn more, see Upload User Contact Information), you can send activation codes via email with a link allowing users to activate their Edline accounts through email. This feature will save your district/school time and money printing the Edline activation codes, especially at the beginning of every year. Now an email will be sent to the intended user allowing them to complete the activation process.

You can also send an email activation via the Manage Users page.

How to Send Activation Emails from the District

District super users will be able to send activations to several schools in the district at once. School super users can send the activation email only for their school.

  1. From the Tools menu, select Manage District.
  2. From the District Management area, click Send Activation Emails.
  3. Select the schools you want to include and click Add, or click Add All to include all the schools.
  4. Select specific types of users to activate.
  5. Click Compose Message and complete any of the following optional steps.
    • Update the Sender Name, which defaults to the district name.
    • Select whether or not to allow replies, and if allowed, update the Reply Email Address as required.
    • Update the Email Subject, if needed.
    • Update the Message Body, if needed.
  6. To preview the activation email as it will appear the recipients, you can enter your email address in the Send Preview to box, and click Send Email Preview.
  7. To save your changes for the next time you use the Send Activation Emails feature, select Save Content and Settings on Send.
  8. Click Send Activation Emails.

    The message will be sent to the selected schools and selected users.

How to Send Activation Emails from the School

School super users can send the activation email only for their school.

  1. From the Tools menu, select Manage School.
  2. From the School Management area, click Send Activation Emails.
  3. You can select specific users or the All users in this school option.
  4. Click Send Email for the Compose Email page.
  5. Complete any of the following optional steps.
    • Update the Sender Name, which defaults to the school name.
    • Select whether or not to allow replies, and if allowed, update the Reply Email Address as required.
    • Update the Email Subject, if needed.
    • Update the Message Body, if needed.
  6. To preview the activation email as it will appear the recipients, you can enter your email address in the Send Preview to box, and click Send Email Preview.
  7. To save your changes for the next time you use the Send Activation Emails feature, select Save Content and Settings on Send.
  8. Click Send Activation Emails.

    The message will be sent to the selected users.

How to Send Activation Emails from the Manage User List

When sending account activation for a specific user or a group of users, you may find it easier to first search for the specific user. You can search for users on the Manage User List. You can then send the activation email from that page.

  1. From the menu bar on the homepage, select Tools, and then Manage Users to open the Manage User List page.
  2. Search or filter the Manage Users List page for the specific users to activate.
  3. Select the users to activate.
  4. Select Send Account Activation Emails from the Codes menu.