FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

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Have questions about Skill Struck? We've got all the answers you need.

Students in my classes have different skill levels with computer programming. How does Skill Struck address this?

Skill Struck’s lesson plans are based on a track system that offers flexibility. Teachers have the ability to lock classes, monitor student progress and determine how far students can go. There are also extra challenges available at the end of each lesson for students who are progressing quickly and need more to do.  

Can teachers add their own challenges?

Teachers can add their own assignments, but they won't show up on the tracker and they won't be autograded.

How much does a Skill Struck license cost? 

Talk to one of our representatives via hello@skillstruck.com to get more info on Skill Struck pricing. 

What if I need licenses that only last a semester and not a full year?

Skill Struck can offer semester-long licenses. Learn more about pricing for semester licenses by contacting us at hello@skillstruck.com. 

What does a license provide?

Skill Struck has three different types of licenses for schools, including a per-seat license, site license and district license. A per-seat license allows schools to pay a set price for each student participating on the platform. This is a great solution if there is only one coding class, a small number of students or perhaps an after-school club. The site license is generally used by one school location and provides access to all teachers and students at that particular location. A district license will accommodate multiple schools/sites across an entire school district. 

We also offer an individual “Family account,” which is based on a monthly/yearly subscription and provides access to all users within a family, using the same login. You may create an unlimited number of files for individual users; however, only one user can use the progress reporting feature on this type of account.  All account users  on our platform have access to our engaging curriculum, a full text editor, support, and the ability to create a student portfolio of projects. Additionally, students also have the ability to compete in fun challenges, and customize their very own digital avatar on the site (only one avatar per Family Account).

What ages are appropriate for Skill Struck?

Skill Struck is meant for kids ages 6 to 17 or grades K-12. Adult learners are also welcome to learn coding on our platform!

What grades are appropriate for Skill Struck?

Skill Struck is designed to align with the K-12 curriculum, and full-equipped lesson plans are available at each grade level.

Can I use Skill Struck as my class’s main curriculum?

Yes! Skill Struck can be used as the primary curriculum for a class. The K-12 lesson plans contain approximately 55-minute lessons along with engaging activities. 

Can I track my students’ progress? 

Yes! In the Teacher and Administrator portals you have the ability to see individual student progress in completing quizzes and lesson checkpoints, in addition to all coding files. You can track information by individual student, by class, or by all students, as well as see class averages.

What programming languages are available? 

Currently, students using Skill Struck can learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python with more languages to come!

Where can I see Skill Struck’s Privacy Policy?

Does Skill Struck Voyage work on iPads or Tablets? 

Skill Struck Voyage works on any computer with an internet connection. It works on tablets as long as the tablet has a modern browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) that is up to date. To effectively learn to code and program, it is recommended that students use a device with access to a keyboard.

What browser and operating system is recommended for Skill Struck Voyage? 

Skill Struck Voyage functions with all browsers; however, it is recommended that you use Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari for Skill Struck Launchpad and Voyage. There is no recommended operating system as Skill Struck will work on both Mac OS and Windows.

What do I do if I have issues with Skill Struck loading in MS Edge browser?

Google Chrome aligns best with our platform, but other browsers should work.

  1. Try another browser to see if that resolves the problem.
  2. Check the browser settings on your computer to see if JavaScript is enabled.
    Here's a helpful guide.
  3. Load Skill Struck, then turn the filter back on. It is possible the filter just needs a reset to enable the javascript in the Skill Struck program to work.

Can Skill Struck be integrated with an LMS?

Not at the moment, but we are working on this feature!

What is FERPA? Is Skill Struck compliant?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. YES, Skill Struck is fully compliant with the FERPA law. For our full School Privacy Policy please visit our Privacy Page. https://skillstruck.com/schoolprivacy

What is COPPA? Is Skill Struck compliant?

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) is a United States federal law, enacted on October 21, 1998. It stipulates what website operators, marketers, and other providers of online services should do to protect minors’ 13-years old and younger safety and privacy online. YES, Skill Struck is fully compliant with the FERPA law. For our full School Privacy Policy please visit our Privacy Page. https://skillstruck.com/schoolprivacy

What does a license provide? 

A Skill Struck license provides access for one student to Skill Struck’s web-based coding platform. They will enjoy access to our engaging curriculum, a full text editor, support, and the ability to create a student portfolio of projects. Additionally, students also have the ability to compete in fun challenges, and customize their very own digital avatar on the site. 

Do you have any free resources for educators to try before purchasing licenses?

Does Skill Struck support Clever Instant Login? 

We do not currently support Clever Instant Login.

What is Skill Struck’s mission for schools/districts? 

Skill Struck’s mission: Our focus is to help schools and districts create a K-12 CS-aligned curriculum with established student pathways that lead to a fluid, consistent approach to CS education, as well as providing students with necessary skills to succeed in the 21st century in an increasingly digital world. This past school year, we have helped schools create sustainable, equitable plans to reach their goals for student progression and opportunities.

How to log in to my account?

1. In your internet browser, go to skillstruck.com.
2. Click on “Log In” in the top right hand corner.
3. Enter your username, then Continue. Enter your password, then Login. (If you are a current school student, click the Student School Login button to log in).
- Your username is the email address that was used to create your account at skillstruck.com
- Your password is the password that you created when you created your Skill Struck account (for a school student, it is usually the first initial of your first and last names + student ID).

How to login if I have forgotten my password?

  1. Go to skillstruck.com, then click Log In.
  2. Click on the Send Me a Login Link button.
  3. Go to your email and click on the link, which will automatically log you in to your account.

Do I need to download flash player for Skill Struck to work? 

We don't use flash at all but we do use javascript, and some older browsers don't have javascript automatically enabled. To check this, do the following:

1. Check the browser settings on your computer to see if javascript is enabled. Here is a website that can help you with that: https://www.whatismybrowser.com/guides/how-to-enable-javascript/edge 
2. If this measure doesn't work, please send a screenshot of the page when trying to login, In addition, send one with the console open. To open the console: Press the F12 key to access the developer tool window (or right-click on the page, and then select Inspect Element). Then, select the Console tab at the top of the window.

  1. Check the browser settings on your computer to see if JavaScript is enabled.
    Here's a helpful guide.
  2. If that fails, send a screenshot of the page when trying to login.
    Ideally, your screenshot will show the browser console:
  1. Press the F12 key to access the developer tool window.
    Or you can right-click on the page, and then select Inspect Element.
  2. Select the Console tab at the top of the window.

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