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Just2easy

Suggested audience: learners, school staff, school digital champions, local authority Hwb administrators, regional education consortia Hwb administrators.

Just2easy (J2e) is an award winning software toolset designed for education.

In J2e you will find creativity tools, apps and games for Maths, English, Computing and cross curricular creative activities in a completely personalised learning experience.

All J2e documents have their own unique web address which means, as well as accessing them from any web browser, you can easily share them with teachers, learners, family and friends.

Accessing J2e

Consent for Hwb Additional Services is required for learners to access Just2easy. Learners without consent for Hwb Additional Services logged in the User Management Portal will be denied access to Just2easy with their Hwb login details.

Hwb users have two options for accessing Just2easy:

  1. Log in to Hwb.
  • Click on the Just2easy tile.
  • Select the J2e application you wish to use.
  1. Navigate to j2e.com
  • Click on the Hwb icon.
  • Log in with your Hwb username and password.
  • Select the J2e application you wish to use.

  • Learner accounts are created in J2e once learners have logged in to J2e for the first time. They will not be listed in the Manage Users tile until they have logged in.

  • When learners have logged into J2e for the first time they are then placed in a class called Pupils.

    Teachers can then use the Manage Users tool to arrange learners into classes and teaching groups.

    It is a good idea to create a class in J2e one teaching class at a time or you will have multiple learners from different teaching classes in J2e that will be more difficult to sort appropriately.

    Learners can only belong to one class, but can be a member of multiple teaching groups.

    Organise learners into groups/classes:

    1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.
    2. Click on the Manage users tile.
    3. Click on the Classes tab (along the top).
    4. Click + (under manage classes).
    5. Select either registration class or teaching class > type a class name > Click Ok.
    6. Your class will then appear in the class list.

    Add learners to your class:

    1. In the class list, click the down arrow (to the right of the class name) next to the relevant class.
    2. Click on the + icon.
    3. Search for a learner, click on their name (you can select multiple learners by holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard when you are selecting the learners) and click ok.
  • By default, users will be listed with their first name and the initial from their surname.

    To help distinguish between users with the same name, the display name can be edited by a teacher:

    1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.
    2. Click on the Manage users tile.
    3. Click on the Manage users tab (along the top).
    4. Click on the relevant user’s display name and you can then type your change.

    Alternatively, a user can change their own display name by clicking on their name in the top right hand corner of the J2launch screen (this function can be switched off in the J2dashboard if required by unticking the allow pupils to share files box).

  • Learners' My Files folder should move with them from school to school.

    If there are any problems with work not moving, please contact the Hwb Service Desk for support: hwb@gov.wales | 03000 25 25 25.

  • A teacher can see the files saved by learners in the school by clicking on the Pupils Files tile from J2launch. 

    Files can only be seen by other learners if they are shared directly with them.

  • Any work that a learner tries to share with another user or wishes to display on the school's J2e website will be automatically sent to their teacher for moderation and approval. This work will appear in the for moderation folder which can be found by clicking on the Moderate tile.

  • There are a variety of language packs available to users, including Welsh.

    To change your language setting:

    1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.
    2. Click on your name (in the top right corner of the screen) > My settings.
    3. Click on the flag displayed next to Language.
    4. Select an alternative language. J2e will now be in your chosen language.

J2launch is made up of a series of tiles. It is possible for you to add extra tiles, organise these into folders and share either tiles or whole folders with groups of learners. These tiles can either be links to other websites (including Hwb playlists) or can be links to J2e5 files.

    1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.
    2. In J2launch click the + icon (at the top of the page).
    3. Choose tile and paste in the URL (web address) of the website you want to link to. You can also add a title and a thumbnail if required.
    4. Click the + at the bottom to add the tile.
    1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.
    2. In J2launch click on the Library icon (at the top of the page).
    3. Hover over any of the tiles for more information and click the + symbol to add the relevant tile to your J2launch screen.
    4. Scroll to the top and click the back arrow icon to return to your main J2launch screen to view the tiles you have just added.
    1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.
    2. In J2launch click on the + icon > Select folder.
    3. Give the folder a name and add any tags and a description (optional).
    4. Click the + icon at the bottom of the screen.
    5. Tiles can be dragged and dropped into your new folder.

    To remove a folder, drag it into the recycle bin (bin icon at the top of the page).

    1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.
    2. In J2launch hover over the relevant tile/folder and click on the share icon (displayed as two people) which will appear to the right of the tile/folder.
    3. From the drop down menu choose the class, group or user you would like to see the folder. It will then appear in their J2launch next time they log in.
  • You can access J2e through Hwb in a web browser, in the same way as you would use J2e on a computer.

    Apple place restrictions on what functions are available to any website being displayed on an iPad. This means that some of the functionality of J2e from a desktop or laptop is not available through the browser using an iPad or iPhone. To overcome this, J2e have developed an app which can be downloaded free from the App store.

    The J2launch app looks very similar to the website, with the addition of an extra grey bar across the top. This allows users:

    • Access to the device's camera to upload any photos or videos stored there, or content from other apps that has been saved back to the Camera Roll.
    • To record images, audio and video live to the site using the camera and microphone built in to the iPad.
    • To scan a QR code and, if appropriate, add the resulting website as a tile in J2launch.
    • The option to export files from any other app (such as Keynote, an App to create, edit and deliver presentations from an iPhone or iPad or Book Creator, a simple way to make eBooks on your iPad) and save them into J2e.

    Logging in to the J2launch iOS app with a Hwb account

    When you load the J2launch app you will be presented with a login screen above a series of icons.

    1. Click on the Hwb icon below the login box.
    2. This will open the Hwb homepage. Log in here to Hwb.
    3. Click on the Menu (at the top of the page) > click Just2easy.

    Do not try to log in directly to J2e with your Hwb username and password.

    You will now be able to use the folder, camera, microphone and video icons at the top of the screen to upload content to J2e.

    Android and Windows devices do not have the same restrictions on them as Apple devices. As such you should be able to use the full functionality of J2e through a browser; an additional app is not required.


JIT5 is designed for the youngest learners, providing 8 integrated tools that work across platforms. Learners can write, paint, create turtle programs, charts and pictograms, branching databases and animations and then mix them all together into a personal Mix. Learners can also record audio to accompany their work.

All the work is saved into learners’ J2e MyFiles area and can be seen by staff at the school, who can also use the Learning Conversation, which encourages learners to self-reflect and enables teachers to give instant feedback either by text or voice on a piece of work or a whole folder.


J2e5 allows learners and teachers to easily create online content on ‘Digital Paper’. Text, images and videos can be added and work shared online.

J2e5 can also be used to create surveys to gather and analyse data online. All work is saved online and be accessed from any device with a browser.


J2code provides the tools, resources and lesson plans to introduce coding from Foundation Phase all the way to the top of Key Stage 2 and beyond.

It now includes an emulator for the BBC Microbit, a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used to carry out simple creative coding experiments.

All work is done via a web browser and does not require any special software. All learners’ work is saved into their J2e MyFiles areas for review by staff.


J2vote enables learners to vote on any question set by their teacher or peers, using tablets, phones and laptops. There is no need for expensive single purpose hand held sets.

The learners' opinions are automatically charted giving a visual representation of the decisions the group have made, with the chart updating dynamically as votes are cast. J2vote can give a teacher a clear indication of the class’ understanding and identify any areas or subjects with which learners need extra help.


J2bloggy is the website creation tool in J2e, which schools can use to create a public facing website on the Wordpress platform.

A full guide to creating a public facing website using J2bloggy can be found here. There is also a Hwb Network with video guides for further support.


J2webby allows the easy sharing of learners' work from any of the J2e tools to the wider world via a WordPress powered website.

Learners (or teachers) simply click on the J2webby icon in any of the tools and their work is sent to the school's J2webby site.

Work is not published until it has been approved by a member of staff using the Moderation tile. Once the work is approved and published it can be shared with anyone in the world.

Visitors can leave comments, although again, these are held for moderation by staff before publication.

The link below explains how to blog using J2webby:

http://www.j2e.com/blogcentral/Admin/Technical+Guides/ 


J2data provides a suite of database tools for all learners from Foundation Phase through to secondary school.

The Pictogram, Chart and Branch tools from JIT are available alongside a full, online, database creation package.

As with J2code, the suite comes pre-loaded with lesson plans, teaching resources and sample databases for you to explore.


J2spotlight allows learners to create and edit animated movies with stop frame animation. Using green screen technology, learners can choose to select a backdrop for each scene from the library of colourful backgrounds that are provided including pictures, photographs and videos.


    1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.
    2. From J2Launch, click on your MyFiles folder.
    3. Hover your mouse over the file you wish to share > Click on the green i icon > Click Share….
      • Choose if you would like to publish (to the web – the link and embed codes can be found at the bottom of the popup), password protect (if you choose this option you will need to type a password in the password box) or private share.
      • Click on the arrows in the worksheet field to open a dropdown menu where you can choose if you’d like to share your file as a worksheet or a collaborative document.
      • Under shared with you can either type the name of a user or you can click on the arrows to open a dropdown menu where you can choose a teaching class, group of learners or individual learners.
      • Share your folder using the link, embed code, thumbnail or email options.

    Files that have been shared can be found in the Shared Files folder in J2launch.

    It is also possible to share J2e5 files from within J2e5:

    1. Save your work using the red Save icon in the top menu bar.
    2. Click on the purple Share icon in the top menu bar to bring up the share options described above.

    Before learners can share files, the option needs to be switched on for the school in the J2Dashboard tile:

    1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.
    2. Click on the J2Dashboard tile from J2Launch.
    3. Under Setup there is an option to allow pupils to share files. Tick this option.

    Once this has been done, learners can share files in the same way as teachers:

    1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.
    2. From J2Launch, click on your MyFiles folder.
    3. Hover your mouse over the file you wish to share > Click on the green i icon > Click Share….
      1. Choose if you would like to publish (to the web – the link and embed codes can be found at the bottom of the popup), password protect (if you choose this option you will need to type a password in the password box) or private share.
      2. Click on the arrows in the worksheet field to open a dropdown menu where you can choose if you’d like to share your file as a worksheet or a collaborative document.
      3. Under shared with you can either type the name of a user or you can click on the arrows to open a dropdown menu where you can choose a teaching class, group of learners or individual learners.
      4. Share your folder using the link, embed code, thumbnail or email options.

    Files that have been shared can be found in the Shared Files folder in J2launch.

    It is also possible to share J2e5 files from within J2e5:

    1. Save your work using the red Save icon in the top menu bar.
    2. Click on the purple Share icon in the top menu bar to bring up the share options described above.
  • There are several options for setting homework in J2e:

    Create the worksheet to be completed as a J2e5 file (this could be copied and pasted if it already exists in another format), save and share the file with your class.

    When the learners locate the file in the Shared Files folder, if they click save they will make a copy of your worksheet in their My Files folder. They can then add their answers and save the file, which you can find in the Pupils Files folder.

    Comments can be added directly to the file or given using the Learning Conversation tool:

    1. In the Pupil files folder, you will see a folder for each of your learners. Click on the relevant folder and a list of their work will appear.
    2. Hover over a piece of work (in the 4th column) and a speech bubble will display.
    3. Click on the speech bubble and you can type feedback for the learner about their work. You can also add voice notes, photos and attachments using the symbols to the right of the text box.

    By changing worksheet to collaborative document in the Share menu it is possible to have a group of learners working together on a document, rather than creating their own copy.

  • It is possible to collaborate on a single J2e5 file, although not in files created in any of the other J2e tools:

    1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.
    2. From J2Launch, click on the J2e5 tile.
    3. Save your work using the red Save icon in the top menu bar.
    4. Click on the purple Share icon in the top menu bar to bring up the share options.
      • Choose if you would like to publish (to the web – the link and embed codes can be found at the bottom of the popup), password protect (if you choose this option you will need to type a password in the password box) or private share.
      • Click on the arrows in the worksheet field to open a dropdown menu and choose collaborative document.
      • Under shared with you can either type the name of a user or you can click on the arrows to open a dropdown menu where you can choose a teaching class, group of learners or individual learners.
      • Share your folder using the link, embed code, thumbnail or email options.

    Other users will find the file in their Shared Files folder.

  • It is possible to publish a file so that anyone outside the school can view it:

    1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.
    2. From J2Launch, click on the My Files tile.
    3. Hover over the file you would like to share and click on the green i symbol > Click Share.
    4. In the top row of the pop-up window choose either Publish or Password (if you select the Password option you will need to enter a password in the password box which appears when you click the Password option.
    5. At the bottom of the pop-up you will see a link which you can copy and give to external users to view.

    Alternatively, at step 3 you can choose QR Code rather than Share to display a QR code link to your file.

    When learners share their files in this way they will be held for moderation by a teacher in the Moderation folder before they become visible.

    You must publish the file in order for your QR codes to work.

    In the My Files area, hover over the file and click on the i icon on the file. Click Share and ensure that either the Publish or Password options are chosen.

  • J2webby allows the easy sharing of learner work from any of the J2e tools to the wider world via a WordPress powered website, a tool that makes it easy to manage important aspects of your website, like content in a simple way.

    Learners (or teachers) simply click on the J2webby icon (blue and green globe or publish button) in any of the tools and their work is sent to the school's J2webby site.

    The work is not published until it has been approved by a member of staff using the Moderation tile.

    Once the work is approved and published it can be shared with anyone in the world. Visitors can leave comments, although again, these are held for moderation by staff before publication.


    1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.
    2. From J2Launch, click on the Pupil Files tile.
    3. Locate the piece of work you would like to provide feedback on, hover over it and click on the speech bubble.
    4. You can write a message and you have the option to give the work a title (in the title box) and grade the work (in the grade box).
    5. Click on the X (in the top right hand corner of the pop up) and the feedback is automatically saved.

    The learner will know there is a comment because the speech bubble will contain the number of comments.

    The learner can comment back to the teacher in the same way.

    1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.
    2. From J2Launch, click on the Pupil Files tile.
    3. Locate the piece of work you would like to mark, hover over it and click on the green i.
    4. Click add progression. This opens the LNF framework.
    5. Select the elements of the LNF you are addressing, the year group statements you wish to use and click the green box next to the statement that applies to the work.
    6. Click on the X (in the top right hand corner) and the feedback is automatically saved.
    1. Log in to Hwb and navigate to Just2easy.
    2. From J2Launch, click on the J2review tile.
    3. Select the items you would like to include in the overview by clicking the white tick box in the first column of the list.
    4. Once you have selected all items, click the download icon (orange cloud with a white arrow above the list of work). This will download the learner or class progress to a CSV file.

J2bloggy is the website creation tool in J2e, which schools can use to create a public facing website on the Wordpress platform.

A full guide to creating a public facing website using J2bloggy can be found here. There is also a Hwb Network with video guides for further support.


For further support please contact the Hwb Service Desk: Hwb@gov.wales | 03000 25 25 25.