For more information about getting started and what each role in Hatch can do, see Getting Started With IgniteTable by Hatch™.
Set Up Your Account
Please note that if your organization uses Classlink or Clever, many of the following steps may already be complete. For Clever users please see: [Teachers] Getting Started with IgniteTable and Clever.
To get started with IgniteTable, you'll need an administrator to add your info to your school. Once they set up your account, you'll receive a welcome email from Hatch with a temporary password to help you log in. The button in the email will take you to the Hatch Insights™ login screen.
What Is Hatch Insights?
Insights is a tool for you to easily roster your children so that they can play in IgniteTable. The Insights website can be accessed using your preferred web browser. We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer when accessing Insights for the best experience. Insights will also monitor your children's progress in IgniteTable as they play.
On the Insights login screen, you'll enter your email address (the same one where you received the welcome email) and your temporary password found in the welcome email.
Next, you'll be prompted to create a new password. Your password must be more than six characters.
Set Up Your classroom
Once in Insights, you'll need to start setting up your classroom by creating a class and adding your children to the class.
Note: Your organization may set up your classroom for you. You may want to check before starting setup.
How to Add a Class
You can easily add a class by hovering over ROSTER in the top navigation menu and then clicking Add New Class. If you do not have this option, then your administrator will need to create your class for you. For more information, visit [Teachers] How Do I Add a Class?
How to Add Children
In Insights you'll have 2 options to add children. You can add each child one at a time or you can upload a CSV file with all your children's information.
To add all your children at once, hover over ROSTER and click Roster CSV. Here, you'll find instructions on how your CSV should be created. With this option, you'll need to add photos after uploading.
You'll need a spreadsheet with columns for the following: child's teacher's email address, child's class name, child's first name, child's last name, child's birth date, child grade (optional), game language, gender (optional), race (optional), ethnicity (optional), family member first name (optional), family member last name (optional), family member email address (required when family member first name and last name are entered), family member cell phone (optional), and Educational Journey (optional).
Note: If you do not include Educational Journey, then this field will populate all your license types (e.g., Ignite and IgniteTable for those with both).
To learn more about editing children's Educational Journeys please see the following articles:
- [Org Admins, School Admins, Teachers] Editing an Individual Child's Educational Journey
- Journey Bulk Updater for Educational Journey
We recommend downloading our template spreadsheet to start and then editing the file to include your child and family member information. Make sure that you remove the template example before uploading. After you've entered all your child and family member information in the file, save and upload the file at the bottom of the page.
The upload may take some time depending on the size of the file. You can leave the page. When the upload is complete, you'll receive an email with a summary of the changes made to your organization. From here, you can go to the View & Edit Children page by clicking View All below Children or go to the View & Edit Family Members page by clicking View All below Parents.
For more information about uploading a CSV, visit [Org Admins, School Admin, Teachers] CSV Import for Child and Family Information.
Add Child Form
To add children one at a time, hover over ROSTER and click Add New Child. On this page, you'll find a simple form to add a child. With this option, you can add children's photos as you create their accounts.
First, select the school and class that you'd like the child to belong to, then add their first and last name and birth date. Next, you can select their Educational Journey; your options will be based on which licenses your organization has purchased. If you have an Ignite license, you'll need to include a selection for game language.
On this page, you can also add a child photo. Photos are required for children to log in to play IgniteTable.
After clicking Continue, you can add optional fields like demographic information and family information.
After filling out the child's information, you can choose to Save and Add Another or Save and View Child.
How to Add Pictures
Photos are necessary for children to be able to play IgniteTable. Children will tap their photos to log in to IgniteTable to play. Check out A Child's Journey Through IgniteTable by Hatch™ for more information.
If you don't or can't add photos while creating your children's accounts, then you'll see a pop-up on your dashboard with all the children who need photos and options for adding them. You can also go to the View and Edit Children page to see which children still need photos.
Only after you've set up your classroom do we recommend moving to the table. Once there, you can log in and start using IgniteTable.
When you first use IgniteTable, you'll be prompted to log in. Your login information for the table is the same as the information you use for Insights.
Teachers with Clever or Classlink can sign in to their teacher accounts using the buttons below login.
After logging in, if you do not have at least one class and two children with photos, then you will be prompted to add them in Insights. We recommend doing this on a computer instead of on IgniteTable itself.
Once these requirements are met, you will be taken to one of two places. If you have multiple classes, then you will be taken to a screen to select a class.
If you only have one class, you will be taken to a screen where your children can log in and begin play. To learn more about the child journey in IgniteTable, visit this article: A Child's Journey Through IgniteTable by Hatch™