Once your local library and school or school district set up tandems, students or teachers can link their school account to their library account so the reading they log in either account counts in both.
Note: The screenshots below are for a specific school system and library, but the pages, text, logos, and colors are customized for each tandem.
How to link accounts
When a reader logs in to their school account, they will be greeted with a banner across their homepage letting them know they have the ability to link their school account with their library account.
Clicking “Link Profile” will take them to a page to link their accounts, which notifies them that only their reading data, and not their personal data, will be shared with the library or school. They can enter their login information to an existing Beanstack library account and click “Confirm” or click “Create New Account” to register with their local library.
Then, they will be asked to confirm to which library reader they are routing the school account.
Once a reader clicks Link Profiles, a confirmation will pop up, along with the ability to “Revoke Link.”
How linked accounts work
Once their accounts are linked, the “Switch” link appears in the upper righthand corner next to their reader name in both the library and school side. Clicking “Switch” which will take them to the other linked site.
Readers can view challenges from either their school or library under their “Challenges” tab. Clicking on a challenge will take them to the respective library or school site that is hosting that challenge.
From the time that the accounts are linked, any reading logged on either account will be added to both accounts' logs and will count toward badges in challenges in which both accounts are enrolled.
How to un-link accounts
From the school side, students and teachers can revoke the link between accounts at any time when by clicking the reader name in the upper righthand corner of their screen and selecting “Link Profile.”
From the library side, readers can revoke the link at any time by clicking the reader name in the upper righthand corner of the screen, clicking the pencil icon to edit the reader, and then selecting “Basic Information.” They can then scroll down and click ”Revoke Link” to end the linkage.