Instructions for the new learning portal - New England Chess School in Massachusetts

User guide for online.chessne.com

On this page, we will discuss the specifics of NECS’s new portal, online.chessne.com.

We have sent out emails with login information to all parents who joined us in the 2021-22 school year. The subject of the email is “Your Chess Portal Login Info”. If you didn’t get the email, reach out to us and we’ll send it to you shortly.

1. Log in to Zoom

In the 2021-2022 semester, we’re going to use Zoom for the video feed for the online lessons. The zoom credentials were sent to you in the email – the subject was “Your Chess Portal Login Info”. 

Please log into Zoom to join the class. 

2. Log in to online.chessne.com

Log in using the credentials that were emailed to you. Your login should start with “nec-“, following by 6 or 7 digit number. Please note that we don’t recommend changing the password. Our admin needs to know it in order to help you.

If you don’t remember your password, email us at office@chessne.com and we will reset it for you. 

3. The Dashboard

After logging in, you will see the dashboard. 

We are going to use the Classroom tab, the Game Area tab (paragraph 4), the Assignment Tab (paragraph 5), the Tournaments Tab (paragraph 6), and the Chat tab (paragraph 7)

4. The Classroom and the Game Area Tabs

During the class, you’re going to use two tabs: the Classroom tab and the Game Area tab. 

In the Classroom, the topic of today’s lesson will be demonstrated to the students. The teacher will also show them the new tactics and go over their games in this tab.

In the Game Area, students will play against each other.

5. The Assignment Tab

You can find your homework assignments under the Assignment Tab. To open the assignments, click on it:

The classes are structured the same. Let’s see how it works by looking closely at the Online Games Class.

After opening it, you will see the list of problems assigned to you. 

The homework assignment title will usually start with your level’s name. You can see the deadline for the assignment below its title. In order to complete it, click on the “Solve” button. 

You will see the chess problem you have to solve. You need to pick the right move for white (or black) in the set position. Please note: if the right button with two arrows on it is white, it means there are more than one problem for you to solve. 

6. The Tournaments

The tournaments are located under the Tournaments tab. 

The “Tournaments” tab is located in the last row. Click on it, and you will see the tournament title. After you click on the title, you’ll see the stats of the tournament alongside the purple button titled “Join the tournament”. Click on the button and wait for your opponent to join.

7. The Chat

The Chat tab is also located in the last row. 

After you click on the Chat, a window for messages will pop up. The list of contacts is available on the left. 

You can chat with your classmates or with any teacher from NECS. 

Now you're all set! If you have any questions, email us at office@chessne.com.

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