THINK Central Start Guide

 THINK Central Quick Start Guide

Go to www.thinkcentral.com

Logging on to THINK Central

  • Select "Mathematics"
  • Select "HSP Math"
  • The log on screen for HSP will open.

  • Select your State
  • Select your District
  • Select your School
  • Check the box "Remember my Organization"
  • Type in your User Name given to you by your district administrator.
  • Type in your Password given to you by your district administrator.
  • Click "Login"

  • The first time you log on you will be prompted to answer three security questions.
  • The Teacher Desk page will then open.


Teacher Desk

  • Click on "Start Here" to view your resources.
  • This is the only time you will see this desktop.  (There is no home button to click to return here.)


Viewing Your Resources


  • To view your resources (teacher's guide, ancillary materials, etc.) either click on "Start Here" on the Teacher Desk when you first log on OR Select the "Planning" tab at the top of the screen.  Then select "View Resources" from the menu on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • From here, you can select any of the resources to view or print blackline copies.
  • Your grade level was selected for you when you were preregistered.  You can add other grade levels to your account in the "Account" tab.  Then select the grade you'd like to see at the top of your resource page.

Adding A Class

  • Select the "Classes & Students" tab at the top of the screen.
  • Select "Manage Classes" from the menu at the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Select "Add Class" under the My Classes box.

  • Type in a Class Name (such as "Mrs. Bray's class 2009-2010")
  • Select your grade level.
  • Check the resources you'd like your students to see on their student page.  (They will only be able to see the Student Edition, iTools, and MegaMath.)

  • After you have selected the student resources, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • Click on "Save"


Adding Students to your Class


  • Select the "Classes & Students" tab on the top of the screen.
  • Select "Manage Students" on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Select "Add" at the bottom of the Manage User Accounts box.

  • Type in the student's First and Last Name (middle initial is optional).
  • Create a username for the student (first name last name - no spaces, no caps).
  • Create a password for the student (you might want to have the same password for all students, such as: student).
  • Retype the password.
  • Select the grade level.
  • All other information is optional and is not necessary to add a student.
  • Click "Add"

  • A confirmation will appear.  Be sure that all information is correct.
  • Select "Close"

*If there are more students to add, repeat the steps to add a student.  You have now added students to the database.  You will now need to add the students to your Class.


  • Select the "Classes & Students" tab on the top of the screen.
  • Select "Manage Classes"  on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Select your class name
  • Select "Edit Class"

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the screen.
  • Select "Assign Students"

  • Select your grade level.
  • Click on the name of your student under the box titled "Students".
  • Click on "Add" to add them to your "Class Roster".
  • If all of your students appear in the "Students" box, then click "Add All:.
  • To remove a student from your class, click on their name under "Class Roster".  Then click "Remove".
  • When finished adding students, click on the "Done" in the bottom right-hand corner.

Creating Online Assignments for Students

  • Select the "Assignments" tab at the top of the screen.  Then select "Make an Assignment".  OR

  • Select the "Planning" tab at the top of the screen.  Then select "Search" in the menu on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • The Search Menu will appear.
  • Select "Mathematics" under "Subject".
  • Select the grade level.
  • Select a resource.

  • Click the "Assign" button next to the assignment you'd like to assign.

  • Name the assignment
  • Select the "Class".
  • Click on the students who will be receiving the assignment.  Click "Add"
  • If all students will be receiving the assignment, click "Add All".
  • Select when the assignment will be available to the student and when it will be due.
  • Leaving the "Times Available" at "Any Time" allows the student to access the assignments anytime at school or home.
  • "Assessment settings" are optional.
  • Select "Save" at the bottom of the screen.

  • Students will see the assignments on their "Things to Do" section after they log on.


Viewing Completed Assignments

  • Select the "Assignments" tab at the top of the screen.
  • Select your class and the student whose work you'd like to see.
  • If a student has taken a test, you can see the "Results & Prescriptions".


Logging on as a Student

Go to www.thinkcentral.com

  • Select "Mathematics"
  • Select "HSP Math"
  • The log on screen for HSP will open.

  • Select your State
  • Select your District
  • Select your School
  • Check the box "Remember my Organization"
  • Type in your User Name given to you by your district administrator.
  • Type in your Password given to you by your district administrator.
  • Click "Login"

  • The following desktop will appear.  This desktop will only be seen when first logging on.
  • Select "Library" to see all of the student resources available.

  • Select the resource you want.
  • "Things to Do" will list assignments the teacher has selected for you.
  • "My Test Scores" will show you your scores you received on any online assessments you've taken.
  • "Library" will take you back to this menu page.


The Student eBook (Not available for Kindergarten)

When the eBook first loads, click on it to open up the book.  Click on the Unit, Chapter, and Lesson to activate the buttons in the frame around the book.

More Questions???

If you need more information about a specific topic on the website, go to the specific tab (assignments, planning, reports, etc.).  Then select the "Help" button.  You will be given a detailed information about it.

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