Password guidance

  • Single user, teacher and Administrator passwords should be a minimum of twelve characters and include both letters and numbers.
  • There are various options available for creating logins for students in a school:
    • Spellzone will automatically create them.
    • Via .csv upload.
    • Google/Classroom email.
    • Synchronise your school data automatically with Spellzone via Wonde.
  • All usernames and passwords are case sensitive.
  • When creating your own unique passwords use a combination of numbers, symbols, and both upper- and lower-case letters.
  • Remember that each character you add to a password or passphrase makes it an order of magnitude harder to attack via brute-force methods.
  • Do not choose passwords based upon details that may not be as confidential as you’d expect, such as your birth date, your Social Security or phone number, or names of family members.
  • Don’t use easily guessed passwords, such as “password” or “user.”
  • Do not use words that can be found in the dictionary.
  • Avoid using simple adjacent keyboard combinations: For example, “qwerty” and “asdzxc” and “123456”.
  • Avoid using the same password for multiple web sites including your email account.
  • Spellzone recommends that you change your password at least on an annual basis.

"Thank goodness for Spellzone during this remote learning phase. The site is easy for students to navigate independently and they're really enjoying the activities and spelling games. You get an awful lot for your money with Spellzone. Really reassuring is the very prompt response with helpdesk queries. I've very rarely needed the helpdesk, but when I have, the issue has been addressed and sorted within a very short time."

Sarah Taggart, Oasis Academy Lord's Hill