What is DoodleConnect?

Download the parent app to keep an eye on your child's progress

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Written by Jo Kiddell
Updated over a week ago

There are two ways to keep track of your child's progress:

  1. The Parent Dashboard which can be accessed via the web browser on a PC/laptop

  2. The downloadable DoodleConnect app


Download and log in

The first thing to do is to download the DoodleConnect app onto your Apple or Android device.

Next, you'll need to tap on the region toggle and select which country's server you wish to interact with, depending upon where you are located in the world. There are four options to choose from, UK, USA, EU and Rest of the world.

Then, use your parent Doodle login details to sign into the DoodleConnect app. (If you are a parent of a school subscriber, please make sure that you have linked your parent email address to your child’s school account first - for information on how to do that, please see here).

Along the bottom you will see a menu bar. Here you can switch between Analysis, Notifications, Help and Settings.


Analysis

Within this section you will see be able to see:

  • Your child's weekly star target and whether they are within their green zone or not

  • The number of DoodleStars earned each day and their current streak

  • Your child's progress analysis - the % of end of year objects covered and their current DoodleAge will be clearly displayed. If a goal has been set, this will be show as a green line on the chart. Tap on the little square icon in the top right hand corner to expand the chart and for more information.

If you child is currently completing a Baseline Assessment, you'll see an additional tile below the Target tile. You'll see how many lessons your child will need to complete for their Baseline Assessment, how many of those lessons have/have not already been completed and how many DoodleStars have been earned since entering into Baseline Assessment mode.

If you have more than one child, make sure you switch between users by tapping on the arrows at the top, and be sure you tap on the corresponding icon to switch between subjects.


Notifications

The notifications section provides a live newsfeed of your child’s achievement so you can keep a track of their Doodling. Here you will receive notifications when your child:

  • earns a badge

  • updates their streak

  • is in their green zone

  • completes an Assignment or New this Week

  • purchases an accessory for their avatar

The subject icon will tell you which programme they earned this achievement in and the date and time it was achieved. If you have more than one child connected to your account, all children’s achievements will be listed here making things nice and straightforward for you!


Help

Need help or support with Doodle? Simply tap on the question mark icon, and this will bring up our Help Centre where you can search our extensive collection of support articles or send us a message and speak to one of the friendly customer success team who will be happy to help. Please note - our opening hours are Monday - Friday, 9-5pm and we aim to get back to all enquiries within a day.

If you want to view more information about your child's progress then please log into the Parent Dashboard. This article on using the Parent Dashboard will help you.


Settings

Within the settings section, you will be directed to manage your subscriptions and account details and importantly, manage push notifications on your device. Enabling push notifications ensures that you are always keeping up to date with your child's Doodling! You will receive a notification on your devices when your child:

  • earns a badge

  • updates their streak

  • is in their green zone

Please note, to receive notifications from us you will need to enable them both in our app (by toggling Push Notifications to on as pictured below) and also in your device settings.


💡 Need more help? Feel free to contact our lovely customer support team by using the chat bubble in the bottom right corner of the screen, they will be happy to help!


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