What's the best way to Draft from Home? Anyone can be a commissioner and organize leagues. But the same email address can't create leagues if they were first invited as a player. We've seen lots of student-run leagues springing up the last few weeks, from basements and living rooms just like the NFL Draft. Stay safe out there: These games never get canceled.
What's this "Where to Watch" email I get when I become a subscriber? Students see this Where to Watch page (see link under More Ideas above), but we're also assuming you don't have time to monitor all the good news feeds and help make your existing curriculum hyper-relevant with significant news on a daily basis. So, we'll do that for you to keep you at least 1 day ahead of players in your planning. It's the closest thing we've seen to our favorite old TV show, "Early Edition".
Do students need their own email addresses to log on? Yes, each student will need to register with a unique email address, which enables a student to sign in, see news trends, and make adjustments to their lineup. You can think about their email as a username too...
If you have email addresses that aren't hooked up to email, like Google Apps for Education (GAFE) accounts, you'll want to give your players the token on your Manage League page to enter on the "Join A League" page after they login. Don't forget that students without email capability can't reset their passwords or get trade notifications so you'll need to be prepared to reset passwords for them in the Players tab and encourage them to log in to monitor league activity.
Players will receive emails about trade offers and a notification when their teacher posts a message. Teachers will receive an email when a two players make a trade, enabling you to make adjustments if need be. Make sure emails from fanschool.org don't get blocked by your school's email filters (add + to your email contacts + safe senders list). We use sendgrid.com for these auto-emails and only send emails that help users play better.
If your students don't have an email address or you're just inviting a few players to play as teams, you can make one up for each of them that follows a format such as firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to pick a system that works for your classes, but be consistent and help students remember their email-usernames if you choose this route. They won't actually be able to receive email at this address, but that's not a requirement to play. They simply need a unique email address to use to log in.
Does "up to 150 players" mean at a time or overall? Player numbers refer to your total at any one time. If you delete leagues with players from semester 1, for instance, it frees up all those player spots for semester 2.
Can my students play in teams? Yes, but you'll need to enter each team as an individual. Choose a team-leader to manage the account and share login info with the rest of the team. Team names and passwords can always be changed later or on behalf of the student using the Commissioner Tools if need be.
What's the simplest way to have someone else at my school pay for me? Unless you have access to the school's credit card number to enter, use the "Send an Invoice" button to input the email of another payer at your school. That person's email will then receive an invoice (with a link to our W9) to make arrangements to pay by credit card or check. Warning: If you enter your own email address in this space, you'll receive the invoice and getting someone else to pay for you won't get simpler. Here's a short video of what this process will look like for you: