Setting Up Your Virtual Classroom on Study.com with a School Closure License

Instructor: Raya Maggay
In this article, you will learn how to set up your virtual classroom with your Study.com teacher account. We will show you how to make your account, navigate your dashboard, and add students to your virtual classrooms.

Video Transcript

Setting Up Your Virtual Classroom on Study.com

In this video I'll show you how to set up your Study.com teacher account with your school closure license. I'll also show you how to create your Study.com virtual classrooms and invite your students to join. Let's get started!

Make your account

First, I'll show how to activate and create your account

  • Go to study.com/join
  • Enter license code in the text field
  • Click 'Continue'
  • Enter your details into the fields:
    • Name
    • Email
    • Phone number
    • Password

Note: see 0:39 in video

  • Click on 'Join Now'

Go to Your Dashboard

It may take a moment to load but then you will be redirected to this page:

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Click 'Explore My Dashboard'

Get to Know Your Dashboard

Here, I'll briefly show you what it will look like when you have your virtual classrooms all set up with assignments, students, and grades so you can see what you'll be capable of doing with your account up and running.

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Since we're on the dashboard, I'll give you a short tour of some of these modules.

  • First, let me detail some helpful navigational tools on your left-hand toolbar here:
    • Under the Teacher tools headings, we have:
      • 'Classrooms': this is how you will visit your virtual classrooms - I will explain how we create and use these later in this video.
      • Here, you can also navigate to your 'Custom Courses'. These are courses that you can create yourself using study.com lessons to best fit your students' needs and aid in your planning. We will talk more about those later as well!
    • Under the Learner tools heading,
      • As well as sharing assignments with your students, you can use study.com for your own professional development by taking relevant courses or studying for additional teacher certifications.
  • Next, let's tour some of the modules here in the body of the dashboard page. These are helpful quick links that show you things you've been looking at or working on recently.
  • Here on the top left side, this one shows your recent activity. These are quick links back to the lessons you've looked at recently.
  • On the top right, we've also got assignments you created recently, so if you had just logged in and wanted to check what your students have done, you could visit one of these.
  • These other two modules on the bottom track and show progress for courses that you have enrolled in to be a student yourself - remember that your Study.com teacher membership also includes the ability to take professional development courses, or any of our teacher certification test prep courses as well.

Now that we've toured the dashboard, I'm also going to give you a quick glimpse into what your account will look like when you've got classes and are sending your students assignments.

  • Here you can see you can have a classroom for every period you teach, or for multiple grades if you teach more than one. You can also make supplementary classrooms for gifted students, or create remedial courses for students who need some extra help. You can even create individual assignments for particular students - but we'll go back to that later
  • Now, to go into to one of these classrooms, these are what your assignments will look like when they're set up. You'll see the lesson title, how many students you've sent it to, who they are, and what grades they received.
  • You can even download your gradebook as a CSV file to manipulate the information, or simply keep it for your records

I'm going to take you step by step through this process. You'll learn how to:

  • Create your own classrooms
  • Invite and add students to those classrooms

Let's dive in!

Create Your First Classroom

Now that you've seen what your account will look like when fully set up, I'll take you through how to do that. Feel free to watch this video, and then get started, or follow along with me at the same time. First, let's make a classroom.

Since you're already here on your dashboard, all you need to do is click on the 'Classrooms' button underneath the 'Teacher Tools' header on the left hand side

This will take you to where all your virtual classrooms will live.

Next, click the 'Create Study.com Classroom' button

Fill out the classroom name and school name - let's do something like '4th Period Science'

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All right! Now our new classroom exists

Next, you will be prompted to either add students or create assignments in your new classroom. You can do whichever one you would like first

But for this demo, we're going to add students first, so I'll select that option and continue. This will take me to the 'invite students' page inside my new classroom.

Add Students to Your Classroom

Now that our new classroom exists, I'm going to show you how to add students. Normally, there are a number of ways to invite students to your classroom. However, since your students are activating their accounts with license codes, the best way to add them to the class will be to use Option 1 and send them your unique classroom join link or have your students go to https://study.com/join/classroom.html and insert the classroom code shown here.

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It's important to note that these classroom codes and share links are unique for each classroom you create, so you'll need to make sure you don't send 4th period the share link or code for your 5th period classroom.

If we copy the share link and paste it in the browser, you'll see it takes us directly to a join page with the classroom code for the classroom we just created pre-filled.

If they're logged in to their study.com account still, they can just click 'join' and be added the classroom that way.

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Great! That's how students will join your class.

Removing Students from a Classroom

Need to remove a student from a classroom? No problem!

Start by navigating to your Classrooms Tab again and choose the classroom you wish to edit.

To remove a student, click the three horizontal dots on the right-hand side of the student's email address and click 'Remove Student'.

Next I'll show you how to find lessons you'd like to share with your students, and then turn them into assignments in your classroom.

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