There are 3 ways you can add students to your class:
- Manually create their accounts
- Import them using Google Classroom
- Import them using Clever
Manual Account Creation:
Once you've created your classes, your students can manually join your class.
First, go to your "Manage Classes" page and click on the "Add Students" button. You will be provided with the class code and a student sign-up link. You can then instruct students to join in one of two ways:
- Give them the designated class code and direct your students to go to www.commonlit.org/code. There, they will enter the class code and fill out their profile information.
- Copy and send your students the unique student sign-up link. If students go directly to this link, they will not need to enter a class code before filling out their profile information.
We've also created a printable handout for students to help them sign-up for and log into CommonLit. Follow the provided link to access it.
If students include their Google email address when signing up for their CommonLit account, they can later sign-in to their accounts using the "Log in with Google" option on the login page.
While CommonLit is designed for students to create their own accounts using the class code, teachers are able to use their class codes to create each of their students' accounts one at a time.
If you create a class by importing from Google Classroom, we automatically create your students' accounts for them. You do not need to manually invite them to join your class too.
Students should log in using Google Single Sign On by clicking the "Login with Google" button on the login page.
The first time they log in, they will be prompted to create CommonLit passwords. This is because all students imported from Google Classroom have backup usernames and passwords, which you can access by going to Manage Classes, then Manage Students.
If you create a class by importing from Clever, we automatically create your students' accounts for them. You do not need to manually invite them to join your class too.
Students should log in using Clever Single Sign On by clicking the "Login with Clever" button on the login page.