Signing into Apps and Dashboard

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Signing into Apps and Dashboard

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Now that you’ve finished downloading the Merge EDU Platform apps, it’s time to get started using the different components! You’ll need to sign-in to unlock and access all of the features like the hands-on teaching aids, interactive simulations, activity plans, classroom management tools, and more.

In this article, you’ll learn how to sign in to Merge EDU, starting with the Merge EDU Dashboard, then the individual Merge EDU apps, Merge Explorer and Merge Object Viewer. Just follow the steps below:

Step 1

Create a Merge Account

If you need help creating an account, see this help article, Creating your Merge EDU Account, to learn how.

Step 2

Access the Merge EDU Dashboard

  1. Go to https://dashboard.mergeedu.com/ on a web browser.

  2. Enter your Username/Email, or tap the icon for the SSO tool (Microsoft, Google, Classlink, Clever, or Apple) that you would like to use.

  3. Enter your password and then select "Sign In".

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Interested in learning more about what you can do on the Merge EDU Dashboard? Click here for more information.

Step 3

Sign in to Merge Explorer to Access Science Simulations

Merge EDU gives you access to over 100 hands-on, interactive science simulations. Follow the steps below to access them:

  1. To unlock all the science simulations, you’ll need to log in with your Merge account:

    • Open the Merge Explorer app and tap the SKIP/CANCEL button at the bottom of the Free Trial splash page as soon as the app loads. 
    • Tap the profile icon in the top-right corner, then click "Sign In".
    • Sign in with your credentials or single sign-on tool.

  2. Now that you’re logged in, select the “Learn How to Use Merge Explorer” topic card and follow the prompts to learn how to interact with Merge Explorer using the Merge Cube and 360º activities.

  3. See the Article Using Science Simulations and Topic Cards for more information.

 

Step 4

Sign in to Merge Object Viewer to Access Digital Teaching Aids

Merge EDU gives you access to over 1,000 hands-on digital teaching aids. Follow the steps below to access to them:

  1. To unlock all the digital teaching aids, you’ll need to log in with your Merge account.

    • Open Object Viewer and tap the menu icon in the top-left corner. 
    • Next tap the sign-in button at the top of the screen, then click ‘Sign In’.
    • Sign in with your credentials or single sign-on tool.

  2. Browse the collections to find a specific collection you will be using in your lesson.

  3. See the article, Using Hands-on Digital Teaching Aids, for more information.

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Now that you’ve learned how to sign in to the Merge EDU Platform and Merge Apps, you can begin using this immersive technology to help your students learn science, master STEM, and become Future Ready!

Check out this article on how to Get Started Teaching Science.

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