Linking Your Student Subscription

Student PINs and Student RiskAssess for assessment purposes

Student RiskAssess can now be used for assessment purposes by enabling PINs. When PINs are enabled, students can set a PIN on the risk assessments they create. This PIN is required by students to view or edit these risk assessments again. This means other students are not able to view / copy their work. Staff are still able to access all risk assessments.

The PIN feature in Student RiskAssess can be used in a variety of ways. The simplest is to ask all students to choose their own PIN when they create a risk assessment. We recommend each student uses the same PIN on all their risk assessments (if they have several) and choose a hard-to-guess PIN (eg, 43085 not 0000). An alternative is to issue each student with a random PIN to use. Staff can view all student risk assessments and their PINs. If you have risk assessments that should not be PIN protected (eg, a template for students to copy from), then do not enter a PIN for it. It will be accessible by all students.

To enable the PIN feature for Student RiskAssess, you need to link your Staff subscription to your Student subscription. This is so that staff can log into Student RiskAssess using their staff password, and have access to all risk assessments without needing a PIN. To do this:

  • Log in to your Staff subscription to RiskAssess
  • Click Tools at the top right of your home page
  • Scroll down to Student RiskAssess and PINs
  • Click Link your Student Subscription >
  • Enter your Student subscription username and password and click Link >.

Now when your students log in to Student RiskAssess, they will have the option of setting a PIN when they start a new risk assessment or edit an old one.

When Staff log in to Student RiskAssess, they use the Student RiskAssess username, but the staff password. They then have access to all risk assessments.

If your Staff RiskAssess password is easy to guess, this is the time to change it (click the Tools cog at the top right of your home page).

Here's an example of log in details for a school with both Staff and Student RiskAssess:

Staff username: sls
Staff password: 2000potassium

Student username: slsstudents
Student password: scistud

Students would still log in to Student RiskAssess with slsstudents / scistud and use PINs to protect their work. The student password does not allow access to Laboratory Scheduling.

Staff would log in to Student RiskAssess with slsstudents / 2000potassium, and would have access to all risk assessments without needing to enter PINs. Staff can view or change PINs on risk assessments (useful if students forget the PIN). Staff can access Laboratory Scheduling.

Staff can find out or change the PIN for an individual student risk assessment by logging into Student RiskAssess with the staff password, then finding the relevant risk assessment and clicking "Author's Update". The PIN field can be viewed and edited by the staff member.

Students only see current calendar year

When your subscriptions are linked, students will only see risk assessments created this calendar year, to minimise copying from previous years. When logging in as a staff member into Student RiskAssess, all risk assessments are visible. If you want students to see an example risk assessment from last year, you can use Create Modifiable Copy as a staff member to easily make a risk assessment which will show up for current students.

Contact Details, Subject / Year Group Lists & Invoices

If you have linked your Staff subscription to your Student subscription, you are able to update your contact details and password, download invoices for Student RiskAssess at any time, and customise the year group list, by logging into Student RiskAssess with your staff password and clicking the Tools cog icon, located at the top right hand-side of your home page.