• Getting Teachers Started
  • Ways to Create Accounts
  • All teachers, administrators, and students can create Newsela accounts. Some options for creating Newsela accounts involve system administrator setup. To learn how to use one of the options at your school or district, select it from the list below (or select the “I don’t know” option). If you have a PRO subscription, the correct access will be added based on the school the teacher or administrator selects.

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    Teachers can create accounts and roster classes by following these steps. Administrators and any other staff members with valid school email addresses can create accounts in the same way. Once administrators create accounts, they can request school and district binder access.

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    Newsela’s Google integration does not require system administrator setup.

    Teachers create accounts and roster classes by following these steps. They can choose whether to import a Google Classroom roster or to roster classes within Newsela. Administrators and any other staff members with a valid school email address can create accounts in the same way. Once administrators create accounts, they can request school and district binder access.

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    Newsela’s Clever integration requires system administrator setup. Setting up the Clever integration usually takes about one week. If you are an instructional leader, you’ll need to ask your school’s Clever system administrator to set up the integration.

    Please give your Clever system administrator a list of school and district instructional leaders who need access to Newsela. Your Clever system administrator will add these users to Clever as School Tech Leads and District Curriculum Leads. You can download this email to send to your Clever system administrator when making the request.

    Once the integration is set up, your users can sign in with their Clever credentials at newsela.com or navigate to Newsela from your Clever portal. Newsela accounts will be automatically created the first time teachers sign in.

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    ewsela imports and updates data when users sign in. When a teacher signs in for the first time, Newsela creates their account, imports their classes, and adds students. When a student signs in for the first time, Newsela creates their account. Newsela does not import data from Clever in bulk, so users need to sign into Newsela from Clever consistently to keep their classes and rosters up-to-date.

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    Using Canvas with Newsela requires system administrator setup. If your school or district uses Canvas, your users will log into Newsela from Canvas.

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    ewsela’s Canvas integration supports single sign-on and rostering from Canvas. Accounts are created automatically the first time a user clicks on the Newsela link in the Canvas course navigation. Each time a teacher clicks on the Newsela icon in Canvas, courses are automatically created and rostered in Newsela. You can find information for resolving class import issues on this page.

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    Newsela’s Microsoft integration does not require system administrator setup.

    Teachers create and roster classes for their own accounts by following these steps. Administrators and any other staff members with a valid school email address can create accounts in the same way. Once administrators create accounts, they can request school and district binder access.

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    Using ClassLink with Newsela requires system administrator setup. If you are an instructional leader, ask your school’s ClassLink system administrator to set up the integration.

    Once the integration is set up, your users can sign in by navigating to Newsela from your ClassLink portal. Newsela accounts will be automatically created the first time teachers sign in.

    How does Newsela’s Classlink integration work?
    Newsela imports and updates data when users sign in. When a teacher signs in for the first time, Newsela creates their account, imports their classes, and adds students. When a student signs in for the first time, Newsela creates their account. Newsela does not import data from ClassLink in bulk, so users need to sign into Newsela from ClassLink consistently to keep their classes and rosters up-to-date.

     

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    Teachers and students at all schools can create Newsela accounts by going to newsela.com and clicking Join. If your priority is getting started right now, you can have teachers choose that option. 

    However, teachers can only use one of these options at a time, so it is important to get started with the right one. If your school or district might be using one of the integration options above, we suggest asking your tech administrator. It may be possible to roster classes automatically for your teachers with one of these integration options, or this may have already been done for you at the district level. Some districts may have their own names for these integration options (such as “Our District Portal” instead of “Clever”).

    Note: You can also contact us and we’ll let you know if we have a record of a preferred integration option for your school or district. If your school or district needs to change integrations or is considering multiple integrations, please let us know so we can help you find the best solution.