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What is Purple Mash?

Purple Mash is 2Simple’s creative online space for primary school teachers and learners.

It is a cross-curricula resource packed with open-ended creative tools and themed curriculum resources.

Find out more about Purple Mash here.

What are the technical requirements to run Purple Mash?

To run Purple Mash you will need:

  • A decent connection to the Internet
  • Any internet browser with at least Flash Player 10 installed. 11 is recommended.

For the latest version of Purple Mash at purplemash.co.uk you will need:

  • Internet explorer 7+, Safari Chrome or Firefox. We highly recommend you use a modern browser, Internet Explorer 9, Safari, Chrome or Firefox for the best performance.
  • Flash Player 10 installed. 11 is recommended.
  • URL and web filtering must be turned off for the purplemash.co.uk domain. The new version of Purple Mash is based on Javascript so we can support iPads in the future. However, many school filtering systems can interfere with Javascript which can cause unpredictable errors. If you experience problems running the new version of Purple Mash please ensure that your filtering system is switched off for the purplemash.co.uk domain.

 How do I log in to Purple Mash?

There are 2 main methods to login:

1. Via 2Lasso: If your school does not have a VLE or your VLE does not currently integrate with Purple Mash, you can use our 2LASSO login method. This method provides an interface to add pupil names and passwords independent of any VLE. There is a facility to upload names and passwords in bulk using a csv file, and you can also add or amend individual pupil details manually. If you are running the latest version of Purple Mash then you can access 2lasso from the teachers page using your admin login. From there you can open the online user guide by clicking "help". If you are running the old version of Purple Mash 2lasso is accessed from www.purplemash.com/2lasso The user guide for f 2lasso can be accessed here: http://support.2simpleweb.com/public/docs/Mash/2Lasso_UserGuide.pdf

 

2. Via your VLE: If you already have a VLE / Learning Platform set up at your school, there is a good possibility that the logins you use for the VLE can be linked in to Purple Mash, so that once you have logged in to your VLE you should be able to go straight to Purple Mash without having to log in again. The advantage of this method is the pupils only have one name and password to remember. Contact 2Simple for more information about this method for your specific VLE.

 

Will Purple Mash run on iPads?

The vast majority of Purple Mash is now accessible on iPads. We're confident you'll have a great experience using Purple Mash on an iPad.

 

Nearly all our tools work on iPads - 2paint, 2Paint a Picture, 2Animate, 2Design & Make, 2Explore, 2Beat, 2Sequence, 2Email, 2Publish, 2Publish Extra, 2Create a Story, 2Connect, 2Write, 2Do it Yourself, 2Code, 2Go, 2Count, 2Graph, 2Calculate, 2Question and 2Investigate.
 

You can also access the majority of publish projects, leaflets, postcards, paint projects and mashcams. The maths and grammar games also work on iPads.
 

We’re committed to making the whole of Purple Mash iPad accessible and all of our new releases will work on iPads.


For more information on getting set up on iPads please contact us directly via support@2simple.com

What about Android tablets?

If your Android tablet runs flash (which many of them do) you should be able to access Purple Mash as it is. The new tools we are developing for iPads can, in theory, work on Android tablets if they are opened in the browser (this does not include 2DIY or Mash Cams which are iPad apps), however at the moment our testing focus has been on iPads. 

Which parts of Purple Mash are freely accessible?

Some parts of Purple Mash can be freely used without any purchase, but to get the full use of Purple Mash you need to have purchased a license.

Freely Accessible

  • Publish Projects. There are over 400 of these, covering many different topics. Without a license, you cannot open or save files online, change fonts, or modify pre-set text.
  • Paint Projects. Some paint projects are freely accessible. Without a license, you cannot access the projects using textured pens, or save files online.
  • 2Investigate Projects. Some ready-made databases are freely available. Without a license, you cannot create new databases or contribute to a collaborative database.

Only accessible if you have a licence:

  • Creative Tools - 2Paint, 2Publish, 2Design & Make, 2Publish Extra, 2Go, 2Graph, 2Count, 2Animate, 2Sequence, Logo, 2Investigate, 2DIY 3D
  • Games and Content - 2Type, Simple City, Maths Games 1
  • Publish Projects - full, unrestricted use
  • Paint Projects - full, unrestricted use
  • Mash Cams, Post Cards, Leaflets
  • Online save area per pupil
  • Personalised login portal for your school, integration with other VLEs if required
  • more creative and simple applications are always being planned
  • Premium content – 2Start English, 2Simple French, 2Simple Spanish – these add-ons are available to Purple Mash subscribers for an extra fee.

What is 2lasso?

If your school does not have a VLE or your VLE does not currently integrate with Purple Mash, you can use our 2LASSO login method. This method provides an interface to add pupil names and passwords independent of any VLE. There is a facility to upload names and passwords in bulk using a csv file, and you can also add or amend individual pupil details manually. If you are running the latest version of Purple Mash then you can access 2lasso from the teachers page using your admin login. From there you can open the online user guide by clicking "help". If you are running the old version of Purple Mash 2lasso is accessed from www.purplemash.com/2lasso The user guide for the old version of 2lasso can be accessed here: https://www.purplemash.com/manuals/2lassoplus/index.html 

How can I get training on how to use purplemash?

Which other 2Simple programs are available online?

Aside from Purple Mash we have a number of other online titles available: 2Simple French, 2Simulate,Literacy Collection, Maths City 1, Maths City 2, Talking Stories, Stories 2 Tell. Four other 2Simple programs which run offline nonetheless have the ability to create swf Flash files – and these flash files can be run on online – these programs are 2Create, 2Create a Story, 2Create a Superstory and 2Do It Yourself.

Which 2Simple programs are available as SCORM packages?

2Simple now hosts all online programs on its own servers, so there is no need for SCORM packages for our online programs. That said, SCORM packages have been made for the following programs: 2Simulate, 2Type, Literacy Collection, Maths City 1, Simple City, Stories 2 Tell, Talking Stories.

I go to www.2simple.com and click “online” on the top right but my Purple Mash login does not work

This section of our website is NOT related to Purple Mash. It is a section for our other online software titles – Simple City, 2Type, 2Simple French, Stories 2 Tell, Maths City 1 and 2, Literacy Collection, Talking Stories, 2Simulate and Maths Games 1 (Simple City, 2Type and Maths Games 1 are provided within Purple Mash but are also available for purchase online separately.) The login details for this area are not the same as the Purple Mash logins. One significant difference is that since these programs have no open or save features, the whole school uses the same login name and password to login.

How do I clear the list of users from the bottom left corner of my mashlogin screen?

Double click on the bottom left corner text "recent user on this PC". A clear button will appear on the top right corner of the screen. Click the button and refresh your browser. This should remove all previous user icons.

The scrollbars don’t seem to work on the Purple Mash home page

Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player installed from www.adobe.com