All teachers can create Newsela classes. To get started, select the option that your school uses (if you don’t know, select the “I don’t know” option).

^Newsela

  1. Go to your Classes page by hovering over your name in the upper right-hand corner and selecting Classes from the drop-down menu.  
  2. Click Create a Class.
  3. Enter the class name and grade, then click Create Class. Your class will appear in your classes list. Now you’re ready to have your students get started on Newsela.

^Google

Teachers who sign in with Google can import their Google Classroom rosters or create classes in Newsela. To import Google Classroom rosters, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Classes page by hovering over your name (in the upper right-hand corner) and selecting Classes from the drop-down menu.  
  2. Click Import a Class and select the Google Classroom icon.
  3. You’ll see a Select Classes window with a list of your Google Classrooms. Check the classes you want to import and select a grade for each one, then click Import Selected Classes.  Now you’re ready to have your students get started on Newsela. 

^Clever

  1. Log in to Newsela with Clever.
  2. From your Newsela homepage, go to your Classes page by hovering over your name in the upper right-hand corner and selecting Classes from the drop-down menu.  
  3. You’ll see a list of your Newsela classes, with Clever icons indicating that they have been synced from Clever. Now you’re ready to have your students get started on Newsela.

Note: If you don’t see your Clever classes on your Newsela classes page, your district Clever administrator needs to complete the setup by following these steps.   

^Canvas

Your Newsela classes have already been created by your Canvas administrator. To view your Canvas classes in Newsela, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Newsela through your Canvas account.
  2. From your Newsela homepage, go to your Classes page by hovering over your name (in the upper right-hand corner) and selecting Classes from the drop-down menu.  
  3. You’ll see a list of your Newsela classes, with Canvas icons indicating that they have been synced from Canvas.
  4. Set the grade for each class by clicking the icon in the Edit column. For elementary classes, click on the toggle button in the Elementary column to set the class to elementary. (Students in Elementary classes will see only articles that Newsela editors have selected for younger readers.) Now you’re ready to have your students get started on Newsela.

Note: If you don’t see your Canvas classes on your Newsela classes page, you can find information for resolving the issue on this page. If the issue still cannot be resolved, your district Canvas administrator may need to complete the setup by following these steps.   

^Microsoft

  1. Go to your Classes page by hovering over your name in the upper right-hand corner and selecting Classes from the drop-down menu.  
  2. Click Create a Class.
  3. Enter the class name and grade, then click Create Class. Your class will appear in your classes list. Now you’re ready to have your students get started on Newsela.

^ClassLink

Your Newsela classes have already been created by your ClassLink administrator. To view your ClassLink classes in Newsela, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Newsela through your ClassLink account.
  2. From your Newsela homepage, go to your Classes page by hovering over your name (in the upper right-hand corner) and selecting Classes from the drop-down menu.  
  3. You’ll see a list of your Newsela classes, with ClassLink icons indicating that they have been synced from ClassLink. Now you’re ready to have your students get started on Newsela.

Note: If you don’t see your ClassLink classes on your Newsela classes page, your district ClassLink administrator needs to complete the setup by following these steps.

^I don't know. #omit-nav

Teachers at all schools can create Newsela classes from their Classes page. If your priority is getting started right now, you can choose that option.

However, if your school might be using one of the integration options above, we suggest attempting to sign in with that method or asking your administrator or tech support staff. Your classes may have already been rostered for you with one of these integration options. Some districts may have their own names for these integration options (such as “Our District Portal” instead of “Clever”). You can also contact us and we’ll let you know if we have a record of a preferred integration option for your school.