On Sunday 19th February, we’re making a few discreet changes to the website, changes you might not even notice, but rest assured we’re making them with you in mind.
We’ve added so many new topics since BrainPOP UK began (way back when, even before the little movie that could) that some of our subject categories are no longer adequate to contain them all.
We’re going to rename a few of our subject categories and move a small number of topics into different categories, where they’ll be more at home.
Renaming subject categories
One example being that Science categories will change from this:
We’re not removing anything from the site, just re-distributing e.g. adding The Beatles to “History: Famous People” as well as “Arts: Famous People” categories. Makes sense, really.
1. You might have bookmarked movie or category URLs, saved them in your VLE or have them embedded in lesson plans
Each page on BrainPOP has a unique URL – a helpful feature if you want to link to specific movies and find them quickly, whether from a VLE or even just saved on your own pc. Because of the slight changes, a small number of bookmarks may no longer work.
If for example, you had the following URL saved:
As of Monday 20th February, you might receive an “Page not Found” message if you click on it. It’s very easy to fix! A quick keyword search for “fossil fuels” and it’ll pop up as usual.
Click on the movie icon and you’ll see the new URL appear as:
What can I do if my bookmarks are affected?
Re-find the topic and edit your bookmark(s). Remember, nothing is being deleted, a few movies are being moved from one space to another.
2. You may have automatic login links that point to specific movies
Quite a few BrainPOP subscribers have asked us for scripted login links over the years. We provide these for ease of integration with VLEs, websites, and various other school tools.
What can I do if my automatic login links are affected?
Please contact your school administrator so they can update the auto-login link. Otherwise, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 141 2404 and we’ll get those sorted for you as soon as we can.
We hope you’ll see the benefit of the changes and please get in touch if you have any questions! We recommend you have a quick check of any bookmarks or links you have saved before lessons you have planned and follow the advice above.