Welcome to Actively Learn! We're excited to announce that all Actively Learn users will have Prime access from March 15 until June 30, for free. If you’re new, learn how to make an account, search our catalog, and assign texts to classes. If you’ve already set up an account, click here to skip to some key Prime features to help you differentiate learning for every student in class right away.
Creating an account is quick and easy: just sign up and head to read.activelylearn.com to choose texts and videos. Sign up using Google, Clever, or Office. Alternatively, select "create an account" at the bottom of the page to create a username and password specific to Actively Learn.
Create a class
Teachers see their classes on the homepage in the left margin. To create a class, use the + icon next to "classes." Enter your class details and finalize it by clicking "add class." After you have created your class, send your class code to your students, and ask them to sign up or log in at activelylearn.com and use your class code to join your class.
Search our catalog and assign a text
From the homepage, you can use the top menu to access our catalog pages. First, sort by grade and Lexile level to quickly select texts that best fit your students. Or choose texts by sorting our standards for all 50 states! Just below, find texts and assignments using our Genres, Themes, News, Curriculum Units, School Library, and Imports tabs. Use our search bar at the top to search our catalog for specific texts, words, or phrases.
Teachers love our sequenced curriculum units for ELA, Social Studies, and Science. Each unit is broken down by unit sections. Then, every unit section is broken down into individual lessons, which include a description of the assignment, link to the assignment in the content catalog, and the aligned standards in the assignment.
Do you have content you want to teach that is not in our catalog? On our Prime plan teachers can import unlimited internet articles, Google Docs, videos, and PDFs into Actively Learn.
Information about student performance is generated when they interact with text and after assignments are graded. Assignment data gives you a great overview of how your class, or individual students, are doing for that assignment. Here are our Help Center articles on class data and assignment data for reference.
Teachers on Prime can co-teach classes and co-author assignments. If you co-teach a class, both teachers can add/remove assignments, grade students' answers, view the class Gradebook and data reports, update class settings, and make roster changes. When you want multiple people to embed instruction into an assignment, you'll co-author.
Students on Prime have access to a student library where they can select texts from a curated set of articles picked by our content team. We've sorted through our catalog to find the most relevant and thoughtful content across multiple genres from sources that students love.
Lastly, the heart of our mission is for students to engage on a deeper level. You can achieve this with scaffolding and differentiation within assignments and experiences. We have a range of features and tools to help teachers tailor assignments to their students. You can use our powerful Extra Help feature, which immediately gives select students more scaffolds, sentence stems, and hints. You can also add your own notes and videos, use our whiteout tool to remove text, and modify our multiple-choice and short-answer questions.