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What are Clever badges and how do they work?

Kevin Arias Updated by Kevin Arias

What are Clever Badges and how do they work?

Clever badges are QR codes students can use to log into BPS-supported Chromebooks and applications on the Clever portal. Badges are associated with a student's BPS Google account so users do not need to type in a username or password. This video shows students using Badges: https://youtu.be/enDthWtZADI.

Badges should be protected just like a password. Please protect the security of your students and do not share images of the Badge publicly on social media.

How to print an entire class set of Badges

  1. Log into the Clever Portal using your BPS credentials, and click on the Teacher page that is shared with your students
  2. Click "Login Tools" in the upper left
  3. Select "Download student badges." This will download Badges for all students who are synced from the Aspen SIS schedule.
Note: Badges can also be generated via the "Classes" tab at the top of your Portal. 

How to re-print or create a new Badge for a student

  1. Log in to the Clever Portal and click on the Teacher Page that is shared with the student.
  2. Click on the student's name on the left hand side of the Teacher Page. 
  3. Select "Download Badge" to re-print their Badge.
  4. The student's Badge will be downloaded to your computer, which you can print and give to your student. 

To create a new badge, follow steps 1-2 as listed above and then:

  1. Select "Void Badge" - this will ensure that the previous badge printed for the student does not work as their login.
  2. Confirm that you would like the Badge voided.
  3. Click on the student's name again and select "Download Badge."  
Note: Badges can also be voided via the "Classes" tab at the top of your Portal. 

How do Badges work on different devices?

Students can use Badges on various devices to access Clever. 

  • On a BPS managed Chromebook: Turn on the Chromebook and click “Next” at the login screen to be presented with the camera window. If students want to login with their Gmail account, they should click “Sign in with a different account” instead.
  • Mac and Windows devices: Go to the Clever login screen by visiting www.clever.com/in/bostonpublic. Click the QR code icon to the right of the "Login with Google" button to be presented with the camera window.
  • iOS: Download the Clever app from the App Store on your iOS device. Once installed, badges can be used to log into Clever. The Clever iOS app can log students and teachers into the native version of an app.You cannot login to backpack from the Safari or Chrome browsers on an iPad. You must also download and install the learning application on your iOS device.
  • Android: The Clever app is not available for Android devices, but you can still access Clever using Badges on an Android device by visiting www.clever.com/in/bostonpublic through a web browser.
Tip: Visit Clever Support for more information about Badges.

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