Pear Deck is an incredible tool for teachers to create interactive presentations and for students to participate in fun sessions. Learn how to join a Pear Deck session as a student from joinpd.com with a 5-digit code or link. This guide will explain everything about joining Pear Deck in-depth.
Joinpd.com is a microsite or sub-domain on PearDeck.com that allows students to join interactive presentations created by their teachers using a code or link. The code or link is shared by the teachers themselves on text or email. You can’t find it elsewhere.
Students don’t have to create an account on Pear Deck to join the presentation. However, they’ll need a Google or Microsoft account to do that. This is because Pear Deck works by integrating with Google Slides. Teachers can also allow students to join anonymously.
What is JoinPD.com on Pear Deck?
JoinPD.com is a website, specifically a microsite or subdomain on www.peardeck.com, which redirects users to app.peardeck.com/join. It is a web page where students can enter a 5-character code-shared by their teachers to join a Pear Deck presentation or session.
If you are a student and your teacher has asked the class to join the Pear Deck presentation, you have to visit this website in a browser like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc, and then enter the code. After that, you’ll be inside the student dashboard and you view slides and other elements.
How to Join a Pear Deck session with Join Code?
Students can join a Pear Deck session using Join Code shared by their teachers. They may need a Google or Microsoft Office 365 account to join the session if the teacher has enabled the respective settings. Else, they can simply join without those using a username and avatar.
Follow these steps to join a Pear Deck session as a student with a Join Code:
- Get the Join Code for the Pear Deck session or presentation from your teacher. They may have sent it via mail or text in the class group.
- Now launch a browser and visit www.joinpd.com (https://app.peardeck.com/join).
- Next, enter the 5-character Join Code in the given box.
- Finally, wait for the Pear Deck session to load.
If your teacher requires logging in via email, you’ll be automatically logged in or given a choice to select the email account. If they don’t, you can join anonymously without needing your email. You just have to select a login username and avatar for your presence in the session.
Joining a Pear Deck session using a Join Link is even simple. You don’t have to enter any code on joinpd.com to join the Pear Deck presentation. Instead, you only have to click on a link.
Follow these steps to join a Pear Deck session using a Join Link:
- Check the email or message your teacher has shared about the Pear Deck session.
- Click on the Join Link to join the session.
- The Pear Deck session will open in a browser.
- It’s ideal to view it in Google Chrome but you can also use other browsers.
Once you have joined the session, you will be in the Student View. You can see the presentation slides and respond to interactive questions asked by your teachers.
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Pear Deck offers a great learning experience for both the students as well as teachers. It’s a great way to switch to a modern pedagogy instead of the traditional schooling methods.
Pear Deck is an amazing tool for teachers to create interactive presentations and make learning fun for their students. It offers a number of tools to make slideshow-style content for the classroom. The best thing is that they don’t have to install it separately as it works as an add-on for Google Slides.
Teachers have two options while allowing students to join the Pear Deck session. They can either let students join with an email account or anonymously. Login settings are saved for all the future sessions that the teacher holds.
However, they can change them anytime by going to the settings and turning student login on or off. Either way, students can join by entering a code on joinpd.com or using the Join Link.
Require Student Login with Email for Pear Deck Sessions
Teachers can make students join Pear Deck sessions with their email. When this setting is enabled, students must enter or select their email account after entering the Join Code at joinpd.com or clicking on the Join Link for the Pear Deck session.
It’s a good way to know about students, mark their attendance conveniently, and keep trolls away from sessions. Follow these steps to enable student login requirements:
- Open Pear Deck and go to the Home page.
- Now click on your personal profile icon.
- Next, click on My Account.
- Next, click on Settings.
- Scroll down and find the “Require Student Logins” section.
- Select ON here and choose the account type you want students to use.
This way, your students will not be able to join Pear Deck sessions without their email.
Let Students Join Pear Deck Sessions Anonymously
In order to let students join Pear Deck sessions anonymously, just follow the steps shared for the above method and select OFF at the “Require Student Logins” section. When you do this, students will be able to join your Pear Deck sessions without needing their email.
Students will be able to join the sessions anonymously using an avatar and nickname. They can also view the slides and respond to questions but their real names won’t be displayed. Teachers will see a prompt at the bottom that states that students are joining with avatars and nicknames.
This practice is helpful while holding fun sessions in between classes. For serious classes, teachers should require students to join with their email.
That’s all for this Pear Deck guide. We hope you have now learned using the Join Code at joinpd.com or using the Join Link to participate in a Pear Deck session.
If you have any doubts or queries about using Pear Deck, as a student or teacher, you can use the comment box. We’ll be glad to help you further.