If you've signed up to ThingLink using a G Suite account and purchased a ThingLink School subscription, you can now have all users from your domain automatically join your ThingLink School account.
How to set up the G Suite integration
First and foremost, please ensure that you are your school's admin and that you have linked your ThingLink account to your G Suite account.
- Go to 'My school' page and open the 'Settings' tab on the left.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and tick off the 'Enable G Suite login'. By default, this setting is turned off.
Once the setting has been enabled, all users signing up with email addresses from your domain will automatically join your school, but they will still be asked to choose between teacher and student account types.
Enabling Google Classroom integration
If you'd like us to automatically determine the account type, you can enable additional Google Classroom integration. The setting is located below the 'Enable G Suite login' checkbox.
Once the setting is enabled, ThingLink will automatically determine the account type for any new users based on their Google Classroom data. Please see the table below to learn how we determine account types.
|Google Account||Resulting ThingLink account|
|Verified Google Classroom teacher||Teacher|
|Unverified Google Classroom teacher with a Google classroom course||Teacher|
|Unverified Google Classroom teacher with no Google Classroom courses||Student|
|Google Classroom student||Student|
|G Suite user who has not used Google Classroom||Student|
You can learn how to verify Google Classroom teacher accounts here.
If someone is assigned a wrong account type, you can change it from My School page using organization administrator tools.
Does this work with mobile apps?
This integration works for students and teachers signing up via the ThingLink iOS app as long as they log in using their Google Account:
I'm a school admin but do not see the G Suite option
If you do not see this option under your school's settings, please log out and log in again using 'Sign In with Google':
If you have not signed in using your G Suite account since the feature was released, we cannot properly establish a connection between your G Suite organization and your ThingLink account. If you still cannot see the G Suite login option in School settings, please submit a tech support request.
What happens to students and teachers who've already signed up?
Those who already have an account on ThingLink and have not joined your School yet will be prompted to do so. Upon login, the site will show them a banner with an option to join your School:
If they decide to join your School, you will need to approve their request via 'My School' - 'Management requests'.
Note that students who are part of individual teacher subscriptions will not see this prompt. However, their teacher will. If the teacher decides to join your School, their students will join automatically as well.