Because student accounts are not intended to make purchases, creating a parent/guardian account is an important first step in getting started with Codecraft Works. Below is a walkthrough of how to create your parent/guardian account, including the sign in options available to you, how you can assign a parent/guardian role, and how you can change your display name. 


Create an account


Navigate to the login page. To create your account, you have three methods available to you: 

  • Log in with a Google account. You will be redirected to the Google Accounts Sign in page, where you can either enter your Google account credentials or choose an existing account to use. 

  • Log in with your Microsoft single sign-on account. You will be redirected to the Microsoft Sign in page, where you can enter your account credentials. 

  • Enter an email address of your choosing. This will prompt the app to send an email to the address you listed with a link to create your account. 

Choosing any one of the three methods listed above will create your platform account. Once your account has been made, you will be redirected to the app homepage. This may take a few moments as the system sets up your account for the first time. 

The process of creating an account is exactly the same as logging in regardless of the method you choose.

Choose your parent/guardian role

Next, you will need to choose your user role. User roles define what the account can or cannot do, and in this case, the parent/guardian role will allow you to make purchases on behalf of your student. Since purchases are intended to be made by adults, this is an important step in making sure your account has the correct permissions. 

Once on the homepage, the User Settings modal will pop up. From here, you can choose the Parent/Guardian role. Once you’ve selected the role, click “Save Changes”. 

Change your display name (optional)

Once on the homepage, the User Settings modal will pop up. From here, you can change your display name and your username. Note: Display names and usernames can only be changed once, so double check to make sure you’ve chosen the correct name and spelled it correctly. 

Display name: We use display names throughout the app to personalize each user’s work. It may be your real name or a pen name.

User Name: We use usernames as unique identifiers for profiles.