General

 

What is Hackergal Hub?

The Hackergal Hub is an online learning portal for EVERYTHING Hackergal, including registration for Hackathons, coding curriculum, email announcements, video tutorials, and collaboration opportunities to connect with other schools across Canada (at NO cost)! The Hackergal Hub has both a teacher and a student dashboard to empower learners to take more ownership over their coding journey and pride in their learning and growth.

 

Why do I need Hackergal Hub?

Hackergal Hub will now serve as the portal that all Hackathon related resources and information lives.

In order to participate in Hackathons, you must first sign up for a Hackergal Hub account at https://hub.hackergal.org

Once you’ve signed up for an account you will be able to register for Hackathons, access Hackergal resources, view and create announcements, and participate in discussions with other schools and Hackergal staff.

 

What features does Hackergal Hub have?

We created Hackergal Hub to allow educators to log into a single portal and have the ability to sign up for Hackathons and access all resources and information about them.

Below is a list of features for both educators and students:

Educators

  • Sign up for Hackathons
  • Access Hackergal Resources – Hackathon Day Resources, Coding Tutorials, Permission forms, and more.
  • Receive the latest information and announcements from Hackergal.
  • Create Hackeral Clubs that allow your students to access resources and announcements at your school.
  • Create announcements that are only viewable by other educators and students from your school.
  • Discussion board that allows you to connect with other schools across Canada and Hackergal staff.
  • Allows supporting educators to easily sign up for Hackergal Hub through a unique school code provided after sign up.

Students

  • Easy-to-access system that does not require sign up or account credentials. Students can access the Hackergal Club dashboard by simply entering the club code provided by their teacher.
  • Receive the latest information and announcements from Hackergal.
  • Access Hackergal Resources – Hackathon Day Resources, Coding Tutorials, Permission forms, and more.
  • Receive customized announcements created by their teacher.

These are just some of the features of the Hub. Sign up at https://hub.hackergal.org to learn more.

 

Signing Up

 

How do I sign up for Hackergal Hub?

Educators can sign up for Hackergal Hub by visiting the link below:

Educator Hackergal Hub Sign Up

Please note – The first educator from your school to sign up for Hackergal Hub will be required to fill in some basic information about your school. This will create a school profile in the Hub and generate a unique 5 digit school code.

The 5 digit school code will be used by subsequent teachers that sign up to Hackergal Hub. They will be asked for it when completing the Educator Hackergal Hub Sign Up

 

How do my students sign up for Hackergal Hub?

Great news! Students do not need to sign up for an account. Students can log in to Hackergal Hub using the 5 digit club code that is generated when an educator creates a club in the Hub.

After a club is created, educators will be provided with the code that can then be given to students. Students can log in by visiting https://hub.hackergal.org and entering their club code.

 

How do supporting educators sign up for Hackergal Hub?

Supporting Educators (any teachers, teacher-librarians, principals, etc.) who are facilitating the Hackathon Program will need to sign-up for their individual account on Hackergal Hub through the 5 digit school code provided by the Champion Educator.

Using the 5 digit school code, supporting educators can then create their own account by completing the Educator Hackergal Hub Sign Up. This will give them full access to resources, announcements, and discussions. The 5 digit school code is always visible under “Schools” on the Hub.

 

How do I sign up for a Hackathon?

Note: In order to sign up for a Hackathon you will need to have signed up and logged in to Hackergal Hub. After you’ve done so, follow the simple steps below:

  • Click the “Hackathons” link on the left-hand sidebar.
  • If there is a Hackathon that is open for registration, you will see it listed with the Hackathon name and date.
  • Click the “Sign Up” button to the right of the Hackathon name.
  • Fill out the required information to sign up for the Hackathon.

After registering for the Hackathon you will need to create a club for your students. Please see the “How do I create a club” FAQ below.

 

Hackergal Clubs

 

What is a club?

A club is a group of students that will be participating in a Hackathon. The students do not have to be in the same grade, class, or Hackergal level. The points below outline some additional information on clubs:

  • Clubs are assigned a unique 5 digit code when they are created. This code will be used by the students to log in to Hackergal Hub and access announcements and resources related to their club.
  • A club is facilitated by 1 educator, but educators are able to create more than 1 club if they are managing several groups of students for a Hackathon.
  • Educators can create announcements that are targeted to the specific clubs that they run.

 

How do I create a club?

Note: In order to create a club, you will need to be registered for a Hackathon. After you’ve done so, follow the simple steps below:

  • Click the “Hackergal Clubs” link on the left-hand sidebar.
  • Click the “New Hackergal Club” button on the right-hand side.
  • Enter a name for your club into the “Hackergal Club Name” field
  • Submit the form.

After submission, you will be directed to a page with your Hackergal Club code. Please provide this code to the students participating in this club and have them log in at https://hub.hackergal.org

 

What is a Club Code?

A club code is a unique 5 digit code that will be generated when you create a Hackergal Club. This code will allow students to log in to the Hackergal Hub and access resources and announcements from our staff and their teacher.

You can find your club code anytime under the “Club” section on the left-hand sidebar when logged into Hackergal Hub.

 

Schools

 

What is a School Code?

A school code is a unique 5 digit code that will be generated when an educator’s Hackergal Hub account has been activated. This code will allow supporting educators from your school to sign up for a Hackergal Hub account quickly and easily by entering the code during the sign up process.

You can find your school code anytime under the “School” section on the left-hand sidebar when logged into Hackergal Hub.

 

Discussions

 

Who can see discussions on Hackergal Hub?

The discussion section of Hackergal Hub is exclusively accessible to Educators from across Canada and the Hackergal Team. They serve as an area for Educators to interact with each other and ask any questions they may have to the Hackergal Team.

 

Have a question that’s not answered here?

Please email us at hello@hackergal.org with any questions you have.