Family & Parent Account Overview

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By Laila Crawford

updated 3 days ago

The myBlueprint family account allows you to view student portfolio artifacts and reflections, including the goals they are setting, occupations they are interested in, and what they are learning in school. You can log in to your account to comment on your child’s work or receive messages from their teacher(s).  

This article will provide you with the necessary resources and steps to set up your parent account, follow your child's progress and communicate with their teacher(s).

  1. Account Set Up
  2. Family Account Overview
  3. Troubleshooting

If you are looking for more information, you can find the following resources on our Support Page



Account Set Up

If you do not have a Parent/Guardian account: 

  • First, ensure that your child has a myBlueprint account set up - if they're not sure, you can confirm with their teacher or guidance counsellor.  
  • Once you've verified your child has access, there are two ways you can get set up with your own account:
  1. Parents with children in Grades K-6
    • Reach out to your child's teacher and ask that they send you an email invitation to connect
    • You will receive an account creation invitation to your email address (see screenshot below):  
    • If you haven't yet created an account, clicking the link in the email will take you through the steps to sign up for a Family account.
    • If you've already created an account with your email, and receive a new invitation to link with another child, the button in the email will complete the link to your existing account.
  2. Parents with children in Grades 7-12+
    • The easiest way to link with a child using Education Planner (Gr. 7-12) is to have your child send you a link request, which they can do within their student account:
      1. Log in to their myBlueprint account
      2. Click their name in the top right corner
      3. Click My Links
      4. Click + Add Link
    • You will receive an account creation invitation to your email address - simply click the link and fill out the form to complete the creation of your account
    • Alternately, you can sign up for a family account using the school landing page or activation key for your child's school, and enter the email address for their student account in the account creation form. 
    • This will send your child a link request which they must approve from their account:
      1. Log in to their myBlueprint account
      2. Click their name in the top right corner
      3. Click My Links
      4. Click Approve next to the link request from you
    • To prevent unauthorized access to student data, until the link request is approved from the student's account, you will not be able to access any of their information.



Family Account Overview  

Now that you have your very own myBlueprint account, let's familiarize you with your family account. If you are already linked to your child, when you first log into your account you will see the following: 

  • No results found 
    • Either your child has yet to post anything in their account, or
    • You may need to filter by date to see work from an earlier date
  • Filters 
    • You can filter by 3 date ranges:
      • Last 7 Days
      • This Month
      • This School Year
  • Student's Overview
    • Provides an overview of your child's personal information 
    • Also where you can access a read-only view of your child's account by clicking the eye icon (see screenshot below)  
  • + Add Student 
    • If your child is in Grades 7-12+, you can add them directly from within your account:
      1. Click + Add Student
      2. Input the Email address for their myBlueprint account
      3. Click Add Student 
    • If you see the following in your account when you log in (see screenshot below), this means that your child is not linked with you as of yet. Refer to the steps above to add your child.
  • Your name
    • The name associated with your account appears in the top right
    • Clicking on your name gives you access to your Account Settings, where you can update your account information (including email or password) and your notification options
  • Student View 
    • The Student View button provides demo access for you to test out the features of myBlueprint. 
    • This is different from the option to view your linked student's account noted above. Any content added in the Student View will not show up in your child's account, nor will their teacher be able to see this content!
  • Notifications 
    • The Notifications section is where you will be notified if you receive a new link request or an existing request is approved
    • When you have any new notifications, you will see a red dot on the notification icon:

  • Messages
    • This is where any messages from your child's teacher will appear 
    • Note: Teacher messages are one-way and cannot be responded to directly within your account. 
    • However, on the main page of your account you can use the Comment box, which is below all of your child's posts to add feedback to their portfolios and communicate with their teachers (see screenshot below) 


myBlueprint is a student-driven platform. The Family Account is intended to provide visibility on the great work that students are doing, and allow adding comments to support engagement between educators and parents/guardians. Comments that you add in the Feed or in student portfolios will be tracked as family comments. 

The Family account does not allow adding new content directly to a student account, or completing class activities assigned to the student. Parents or guardians working together with their child can post content by logging in directly with the student account username and password: 

  1. Log in to your child's myBlueprint account:
    1. Visit www.myblueprint.ca
    2. Click Log In in the top-right corner
    3. Enter their username and password, or use the School Account Login option for districts that use Single Sign On
  2. Uploading to your child's Portfolio:
    1. Click Portfolios
    2. Click + Add Box
    3. Select the Box type 
    4. Click the green Go check-mark in the top right corner 
  3. Completing a Class Activity:
    1. Click Activities 
    2. Find the activity, and click Start Activity
    3. Complete the activity
    4. Click the green Go check-mark in the top right corner


Troubleshooting

Are you receiving the "Unauthorized" message when you attempt to add boxes (i.e. media, journals..) to your child's portfolio?

  • Parents cannot upload content to their child's account from within their parent account
  • If parents attempt to upload content they will receive "Error" and "Unauthorized" messages (see screenshot below). To add content, please follow the steps above to log in with the student's own credentials. 

Are you receiving an 'Account doesn't exist' message when trying to link a student to your account? 

  • This means the email address you entered does not match any student account in the myBlueprint database. 
  • Check that your student has signed up for an account and that the email they have used is correct, or that the email that you have been provided matches what your student has used to create their account.

  • Rather than linking with the student from your account, you can try having them log in and send you a link request, or request an invitation from their teacher.


Still have questions? Don't hesitate to contact myBlueprint Support - we're always happy to help!

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