Can I Join Chicago City of Learning Without a Computer?

Article Index: Overview | Available Commands

The Chicago City of Learning Platform’s SMS integration allows students & learners the ability to interact with the CCOL platform through text messaging. Using text messaging, students & learners can create an account, use claim codes to get a badge or roster themselves to an activity.

Available Commands

Command: Join

This command initiates a two step process that will allow the student & learner to create a Chicago City of Learning account via SMS.

   Step 1: First & Last Name | Example: John Smith
   The student/learner is prompted for full name.

   Step 2: Age | Example: 18
   The student/learner is prompted for their age.

Command: About

Provides a brief overview of the overall Chicago City of Learning initiative.


Provides list of all available SMS commands that can be used.


Stops number from receiving future text messages from the Chicago City of Learning platform.

Command: {Program Code} | Example: pj9qe

Entering in a valid program code will add a student/learning to the activity associated with the code.

Command: {Badge Code} | Example: B7ilf

Entering in a valid program code will notify the student/learning that they have earned the badge associated with the code.



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