Only teacher users can assign texts directly to students through CommonLit Digital. In other words, students cannot create digital assignments for themselves.
However, students are free to browse and view texts in the library. One option is to ask students to search the library for texts that interest them. They can then click on the heart, or "favorite," icon in the bottom right corner of the text thumbnail. This "favorite" icon is also located above the text title on the main text page.
After students have favorited their selected texts, they can come to you with their favorited recommendations, and you may choose to assign them either individually or as a class. Students can also download and print the student version of the text PDF, the button for which is also located above the text title.