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Using The e-Passport

Record your credits online to keep track of your achievements

Using the e-Passport

The e-Passport is a fantastic way to keep a note of your activities online. You can also discover exciting new things to do, and see how close you are to your next award!

 

Go to the e-Passport site

recording your activities

The e-Passport lets you keep track of all your Children’s University activities

cheering you on

No need to count up your credits. The e-Passport shows you how close you are to your next award.

Rate your experience!

Every time you log an activity you can give it a star rating – to show how great it was.

Get inspired

Search for new things to do, and see what’s popular in your area

e-Passport Questions and answers

If you need help using the e-Passport, check out our handy questions and answers here...

Help, I can't log in!

Don't panic! It’s really easy to fix.

First, have a quick look at the login information you got from your school when you joined. Are there any capital letters or full stops that you haven’t entered?

Still no luck?

Click on the 'Have you forgotten your password' button on the login page. Fill out the form with as much information as you can, and someone from our team will help.

Don’t worry if you find yourself in a pickle with the e-Passport. You can always ask your teacher for help, or ask your parent or guardian to get in touch with your local centre.

How do I find the list of activities?

There are three ways to search for activities: 

  1. Use the Activity Search on this website - click here.
  2. Download the e-Passport app to your phone (or a grown-up's phone).
  3. Search for activities on the e-Passport site itself. Find the e-Passport here.

Finding activities on the e-Passport site:

  • Click the 'Activities' button in the top bar – it’s got a star above it.
  • You’ll see three boxes at the top of the page. The first box shows activities at your school, the second shows activities in your local area, and the third one shows the most popular activities across Scotland.
  • Click 'Browse and search all available activities'. You can search for activities locally, or select 'All public activities' to see activities across Scotland and the UK.
  • The keyword search is a good way to narrow your search further.

How do I find the e-Passport smartphone app?

Just head to the 'app-store' on your phone (or a grown-up's phone), and search for 'Children's University e-Passport'.

The app is free, and it allows you to use a map to search for activities across the UK. You can even log your credits through the app without having to log on to the e-Passport. Give it a go!

What if I do an activity that isn't on the list?

We try to include as many activities on the list as possible, but this is a big task - especially if you think about how many activities take place in one small part of Scotland!

If you take part in an activity that's not on the list, tell your school coordinator or the manager of your local centre about it. They’ll see if it matches our requirements (more about this here), and if it does, they'll do their best to add it for you. It can take a little time to do this, so please be patient!

You can find a handy activity suggestion form here.

You can find your local centre manager's contact details here.

How do I log an activity?

You can add completed activities as credits on the e-Passport app, or on the e-Passport site itself, here.

To add an activity on the e-Passport site:

  1. Click on the 'Passport' page in the top bar.
  2. You should see a page showing the activities you’ve logged recently, as well as a picture of your avatar, and a reminder of how close you are to your next award.
  3. Click 'Add an activity to your passport'.
  4. Use the drop-down boxes to choose where the activity took place, and what the learning destination was. You might need to try a few different options (like 'Edinburgh' or 'Scotland') before you find the right one.
  5. Fill out the other sections, and click ‘Save’.

 

It can sometimes be a bit tricky to find the right activity in the drop-down boxes. If you're stuck, go back to the 'Activities' page, find the activity there, and see if you can work out which part of Scotland it's listed in.

Want to add lots of the same activity at once? Try the 'My regular activities' button to save time.

Why can't I adjust the duration of my activity?

Usually, the credits for an activity are the same as the number of hours the activity lasts for. So, an activity that lasts two hours might be worth two credits, and one that lasts 30 minutes might be worth half a credit.

But for some activities, the number of credits might be less than the number of hours you spend on the activity. For example, an activity that lasts one hour and 20 minutes might only be worth half a credit.

There are two reasons for this:

  • Firstly, we want to focus each credit on the learning that takes place at the learning destination, rather than the whole amount of time you spend at the venue. For example, someone might spend six hours at a gymnastics competition day, but they might only be taking part in the competition themselves for an hour or so - that's the bit we want to give credit for because it involves active learning.
  • Secondly, we want to encourage you to take part in as many activities as possible in order to gain your Children's University award, rather than gaining lots and lots of credits for doing one type activity.