How to add students to your group within ChessKid

Since we have a ChessKid Enterprise account, we have created separate Groups within ChessKid for each of the school and library chess clubs we support.

Here are instructions for the leader of each chess club to add Kid accounts to their Group. 

We recommend the first method for students who are new to ChessKid.  If a few of your students already have ChessKid accounts, then you can use method 3 to add their existing accounts to your Group. If you have students in an existing Club in ChessKid, then we recommend method 4.

There are 4 ways to add Kids to your Group, depending on the situation: 

1) You create the accounts for the Kids and give them their username & password

2) Kids create their own accounts using the Group Signup Link

3) Kids who need to move existing accounts into your Group use the Registration Key

4) You can add Kids from an existing Club into your Group using the Add Club Kids feature

For Kids who do NOT already have a ChessKid account: 

Method #1:

Create the Kid accounts from within your Group & give the Kids their logins

(Recommended! This is a very organized way of creating accounts: you control the custom usernames and all students will have an account immediately.)

  • Enter the Group you’d like the Kids added to,
  • Click Add New Kids from the right side menu:
  • Complete the spreadsheet with your students’ details. We recommend real First Name, Last Name, a Custom Username & an easy-to-type Password. Parent & Kid Email are completely optional fields.
  • Be sure to give your Kids their Usernames & Passwords – and explain how to log in.
  • A great way to do this is with the Print Login Cards tool! This creates a printout with your kids’ names, usernames & passwords that you can distribute during a class or club. Find this on the right side menu of your Group page:

Method #2:

Use the Kid Signup link (Kids will create their own accounts)

  • Enter the Group you’d like the Kids added to,
  • Find the Signup Link on the “Info” tab page.
  • Give this unique url to your students & suggest a custom username.
  • This sign up link requires that the Kids enter a custom username, first name, last name and parent email. The kids will automatically be added to your Group.

On the same page, you’ll find a Printable Sign Up Sheet – that automatically includes your Group’s unique sign up link, in case you’d like to print out copies for schools or events:

  • Click the Print Signup Page icon.

For Kids who have an existing ChessKid account: 

Method #3:

Use the Registration Key

  • Find the 6-digit Registration Key on the “Info” tab page of your Group. Give this code to the Kid.
  • Have the Kid log in to his own account & click the grey Settings icon. **They’ll need to log in from a browser for access to this page.**
  • Enter the Kid’s first & last name, and parent/guardian email.
  • Click “Do you have a Group Registration Key”
  • Enter the 6 digit Registration Key & click Save. The kid will be added to your Group.

For Kids have an existing ChessKid account and are in one of your existing Clubs in ChessKid: 

Method #4:

Use the “Add Club Kids” Feature

  • Enter the Group you’d like the Kids added to
  • Click the More Tools drop-down from the right side menu and then click Add Club Kids:
  • Choose a Club from the list of your Clubs and then click Submit to add the kids from that Club to this Group

Thank you for helping us support 17 chess clubs at NC schools and libraries

Thank you for telling your principals, PTA presidents, teachers, and friends about our Game Changer grant program to help NC schools and libraries start chess clubs. Thank you also for contributing to our 501(c)(3) and playing in our fund-raising tournaments.

With your help, as of November 29, 2019, we are now supporting 17 NC schools and libraries spread across 13 cities in 8 counties and are making good progress towards our goal of helping 100 NC schools start chess clubs.

This includes 4 elementary schools (K-5), 2 middle schools (grades 6-8), 2 high schools (grades 9-12), 4 K-8 schools, 3 K-12 schools, 1 grade 6-12 school (which serves students from 6 counties), and 1 library (which serves an adjacent high school). You can see photos of many of these schools on facebook.com/IndermaurChessFoundation and twitter.com/IndermaurChess.

If you would like to start a chess club or class at your school, please apply for one of our Game Changer grants.

Thank you, again, for your support and for spreading the word about our program!