Creating a desktop shortcut to Engage

With a desktop shortcut to Engage, you can log in and access the platform quickly and easily. This article tells you how to create this nifty shortcut on your computer.

This article is for TEACHERS. 📚🍎


The Snapplify team is always trying to help you save time so that you and your students can focus on achieving academic success. 🙌 If you or your students are finding it tricky to get to the Engage e-learning platform when at your computer, we recommend creating a desktop shortcut. 💻

This is a handy way to find and load Engage easily and quickly, without any fuss.

 

On Windows
If you’re using Windows as your operating system, the steps for creating a desktop shortcut to Engage will depend on which browser you are using:

Chrome
To create a desktop shortcut to Engage using Chrome:

  1. Open your Chrome browser and navigate to Engage (you can click here, or type engage.snapplify.com into the address bar).
  2. Once the Engage home page has loaded, select the three-dots icon, towards the right of your browser toolbar.
  3. Select ‘More Tools’ from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select ‘Create Shortcut’.
  5. Type in the name of the shortcut (we recommend ‘Snapplify Engage’) and click ‘Create’. This will create an Engage shortcut on your desktop.
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Internet Explorer

To create a desktop shortcut to Engage using Internet Explorer:

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser and navigate to Engage (you can click here, or type engage.snapplify.com into the address bar).
  2. Right-click on any blank space on the webpage.
  3. From the menu that pops up, select ‘Create shortcut’.
  4. If you are asked whether you want to put a shortcut to this website on your desktop, select ‘Yes’.
  5. The Engage shortcut should now be on your desktop.

Firefox
To create a desktop shortcut to Engage using Firefox:
  1. Open your Firefox browser and navigate to Engage (you can click here, or type engage.snapplify.com into the address bar).
  2. Resize the Firefox window so that you can see both your computer’s desktop and the Firefox window on the same screen.
  3. Click in the address bar of the browser to highlight and select the URL address.
  4. While still holding the mouse button down, move the pointer to the desktop, then release the mouse button (i.e. drag and drop).
  5. The Engage shortcut has now been created on your desktop.

To remove the shortcut from your desktop, simply select the icon and hit the delete button on your keyboard.


On Apple Mac

If you’re using an Apple computer, this is how to create a shortcut to Engage on your desktop or in your dock (i.e. the line of icons at the bottom of your screen):

  1. Open your preferred browser (e.g. Safari, Chrome, or Firefox) and navigate to Engage (you can click here, or type engage.snapplify.com into the address bar).
  2. If you’d like to create a desktop shortcut (which is the easiest shortcut option if you’re using the Safari browser), resize your browser window so that you can see both your computer’s desktop and your browser window on your screen. (This step isn’t necessary if you’re creating a dock shortcut.)
  3. Click in the address bar of the browser to highlight and select the URL address.
  4. Holding your mouse button down, drag the address you selected to your desktop, or to the right side of your dock.
  5. Release your mouse button when the shortcut is in the spot you want it to be.
  6. You will be able to reach Engage by clicking on this icon in future.

👉 To remove the shortcut from your desktop, simply right-click on the icon and select the option to move it to the trash/bin.

👉 To remove the shortcut from your dock, drag the icon out of your dock until you see ‘Remove’ (then you can let go of the mouse button), or drag the icon to the trash-can icon in your dock and release the mouse button when you see ‘Remove from Dock’.

Need help? Use the live chat in the bottom right corner of your screen or email us at help@snapplify.com.