Frequently Asked Questions
Does Skill Struck Voyage have group projects that students can work on together?
Yes! Skill Struck empowers teachers with the ability to easily create student groups and assign projects. Students will have the ability within these groups to work in the same folder structure, build individual files, and to contribute to the whole project.
What if I need licenses that only last a semester and not a full year?
Skill Struck can offer semester-long licenses for a prorated amount. Please contact sales for pricing.
Students’ in my class have different skill levels with computer programming, how does Skill Struck help me with that challenge?
Skill Struck’s lesson plans are based on a track system that offers flexibility for when they are used. Teachers also have the ability to lock classes to monitor student progress and gauge 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.
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. To track multiple students, each student would need their own subscription 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).
Can I track my students’ progress?
Yes! In the Teacher and Administrator portals you have the ability to see a students progress in completing the checkpoints for each lesson. All progress is displayed in a table that shows if each lesson has been started, not started, or completed. Additionally the portal displays the number of quiz attempts and lesson time duration for each student.
How much does Skill Struck cost?
Contact sales to discuss pricing and licenses for your school.
A personal subscription account is $24 per month.
What programming languages are taught?
What grades are supported by Skill Struck?
Skill Struck is designed with K-12 alignment in curriculum, and fully-equipped lesson plans are available at each grade level.
Can Skill Struck be integrated with an LMS?
Not at the moment, but we are working on this feature!
How old are Skill Struck students?
Skill Struck is meant for kids ages 6 to 17.
Does Skill Struck support Clever Instant Login?
We do not currently support Clever Instant logins.
Does Skill Struck Voyage work on iPads and tablets?
Skill Struck Voyage 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.
Can I use Skill Struck as the class's main curriculum?
Yes! Skill Struck can be used as the primary curriculum for a class. It contains K-12 lesson plans with approximately 55-minute lessons, including engaging activities. Skill Struck can also be used to teach curriculum and build projects in classes of any subject.
What browser and operating system is recommended for Skill Struck Voyage?
While Skill Struck Voyage functions with all browsers, it is recommended that you use Google Chrome for Skill Struck Voyage. There is no recommended operating system as Skill Struck Voyage will work on both Mac OS and Windows.
Do you have any free resources for educators to try before purchasing licenses?
Yes! For a demo, please go to skillstruck.com and click on the Schedule a Demo” button in the top right hand corner.
What do I do if I have issues with Skill Struck loading in MS Edge browser?
(Google Chrome is recommended, but other browsers should work as well).
- Try another browser to see if that resolves the problem.
What is FERPA? Is Skill Struck compliant?
What is COPPA? Is Skill Struck compliant?
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.
Do I need to download flash player for Skill Struck to work?
- 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.