Using Careersoft products at home

Using Careersoft's products from home is a great idea. It gets parents and carers involved in the conversation about young people and their choices in education, training, and careers. And it means young people can use time at home to find out about the world of work and consider their choices, rather than being limited to school time only.

There are two different ways for tutors and IT staff to enable students to be able to use Careersoft products from home. These are listed below. Whichever way you choose, please remember that the licensing restrictions are the same: the product is for use by staff, clients, and students of the establishment named on the licence only. Please ensure that other people can't use the product on your licence.

Using the products from home with Access Codes

Access Codes are an easy way of enabling your students to access Careersoft products from home. You have an eight-character code for your establishment. You let your students know that code, and then with it they can easily access Careersoft products from home.

Your Access Code is unique to your establishment; ensure that it isn't put on any publicly-visible web pages or disclosed in any way that means people other than staff, clients, and students of your establishment get to know it.

See the page about using the products from the internet for more about Access Codes and how to use them.

Using the products from home using your licensed web link (Site licence holders)

Your licensed web link is a hyperlink that goes in a private web page, and contains licensing information unique to your establishment. Using the product is then just a matter of clicking on that link, and your licensed users go straight through to the product, licensed for them. You have to make sure that the link is on your private web pages only, and not accessible by anyone other than people entitled to use the product on your licence.

If your licensed web link is on a VLE (virtual learning environment) or similar, where the content is password-protected and visible to staff and students of your establishment only, then you can use your licensed web link to enable licensed users to access the product from home too. The authorised users from your establishment log on to your VLE from home, and then on your private pages they click on the licensed web link to go straight through to the product, licensed for them.

As set out in the terms of your licence it is not permitted to put your licensed web link on any pages that can be seen by people other than staff and students of your establishment as named on the licence.

See the page about using the products from the internet for more about licensed web links and how to use them.

For more information about access codes in a printable format suitable for students as well as teachers, see the the links below:

Last updated 16 February, 2021