How to Assign a Lesson to Your Students

Instructor: Stacy Redd

Stacy has taught college English and has a master's degree in literature.

Learn how to assign a lesson to your entire classroom with just one teacher account! You'll also learn how the teacher dashboard works, and how to track your students' progress on each quiz that accompanies your assigned lesson.

Setting Up a Classroom's Teacher Edition membership includes many features that help teachers effectively assign lessons to different classrooms of students and monitor their progress.'s Teacher Edition membership allows you assign lessons to whole classrooms or individual students, depending on your goal. Here, you will learn how to set up your classrooms, assign lessons, and monitor your students' progress.

You can begin creating classrooms from the Classrooms tab on the left-hand side of your User Dashboard. On this Classroom tab you will see an option to Create Classroom. After selecting this, you can name your first classroom (e.g. 'Second period') and fill in your school name.

You then have two ways to get students into these classrooms.

Sending an email invite: By typing in student email addresses they will receive a direct link to create a free student account and join your classroom.

Add By Classroom Code: This option is for students who already have created a free student account on for another teacher's classroom. will generate a specific classroom code that you can give to students who already have an active account. This will allow them to keep their account while also joining your classroom. Students who receive a classroom code but do not have an existing free student account will be prompted to create one.

Finding Lessons for your Students offers thousands of lessons that can be assigned to your students to supplement your classroom instruction. Use our search bar to find lessons on specific topics, use the subject filters to narrow down your search to a specific subject, or browse through a course to see which lessons are offered that match your curriculum and learning objectives.

In addition to sending individual lessons, you can send students full chapters to make sure your students get a complete overview of the topic you want them to learn. All lessons come with a short quiz to help students gauge understanding and comprehension. We have lessons that cover the same topics at many levels (e.g. we have lessons on The Constitution for elementary school, middle school, and post-secondary students), so be sure to watch or read through the full lesson to make sure it is the appropriate coverage level for your students.

Sending Lessons to your Students

Once you've found the lesson(s) you want to send, and have signed into your Teacher account, you will see a Teacher tab at the top of the lesson page. From the Teachers tab you will see 3 sections that will give your students information about the assignment.

1) Recipients: here you will select which classrooms, or individual students, you want to send this assignment to.

2) Due Date where you will select any date in the next 6 months as a due date for this assignment. (keep in mind it is due at 11:59pm of that date)

3) Assignment Instructions: Here you will input any specific instructions for students about completing this work. After selecting the 'Assign' button, students will be able to fully access this material from their student accounts.

You can see all lessons you've assigned, and to who, on the Assignments tab on your User Dashboard at any time.

Checking Your Students Work

Once your students have completed work there are two ways to check on their performance depending on the breakdown you are looking for. From the Classroom tab you can select the specific class, and then the student name; to see all work the student has completed for your class. This will allow you to see Individual lesson breakdown, as well as an overall grade.

The other way to view grades is on an assignment level. From the Assignment tab you can select a specific assignment and see class-wide scores on a per student basis.

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