You have a few options, emails are not needed!

 

-If you use Google Classroom, Edmodo, or Canvas, you can upload your rosters straight into OpenEd with the click of a button. Just go to your Roster tab on OpenEd and you will see "upload using..."

 

-For middle or high school students, we suggest giving them a class code so they can sign up independently.  Your class code is available on the Roster tab.

 

-For younger students, you can create a username and password for them, or upload all your students in a Microsoft excel CSV spreadsheet, also from the roster tab.

 

-You can also use students' emails to invite them, an option that is only availble to high school students.

OpenEd has been given an A for privacy by PrivacyGrade.org. OpenEd will not share your information or reveal anything about your individual usage or that of students. This includes your email address, which we will never share. OpenEd has taken the US Government Student Privacy Pledge.

We do analyze usage patterns of resources across the OpenEd user base to make better resource recommendations and alignments. Basically, we look at what you use and like and use that information to make recommendations to others.  We comply with the FTC's Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA.)  For more detailed information see our Privacy Policy.

At some schools, the IT department has a firewall that stops access to some websites.  If so, just ask your IT person to give you access to www.OpenEd.com. 

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You can easily delete a class by going to your Account page. Click on your icon on the top-right corner, and select My Account from the dropdown. Half way down the My Account page, you will see a list of your classes, with a Delete button next to each one.

Signing Up and Getting Started

+      How to add students to your class

+        Trouble with logging in/password

+        OpenEd.com is free to use and most resources

           are free.  How do you do that?

+        How does OpenEd handle privacy?

+      I can't access OpenEd from my school

+        how to create a class and default lesson plan

+        How to edit a lesson plan

+        Assigning resources to students

+        About our mastery charts

+        How can students access OpenEd?

+        Which standards do you support?

+        About OpenEd homework

+        Where do the assessments come from?

+        What type of questions do you use?

+        Why is a question locked and why can't I edit?

+        What does cloning do?

+        What does publishing do?

+        I am a teacher, but signed up as a student

           (or vice versa)

About Our Content

Students can access homework, videos or assessments assigned by their teacher by logging into OpenEd.com on any computer, tablet, Chromebook, or even their smartphones.  If they are using a Chromebook, iPad or Android tablet, they may find it easier to download our app, "Common Core Quest," which is available in the App Store, Google Play, and Chrome Store, as well as at ccquest.opened.com.

If your students are using Google Classroom, Edmodo, or Facebook, they can assess OpenEd by simply clicking on the single sign on button during log in or sign up.

Click on the Forget Password link, and you will be sent an email with a link that will let you set-up a new password.  If you still don't get an email, your school's may filter or block new or unknown emails. Try signing up with a personal email address or checking with your school IT person.

OpenEd exists to help teachers.  To that end, we make our website free to use and make as many resources as possible free. Browsing OpenEd's standards-aligned resource library, creating lesson plans, setting up classes, building assessments and viewing student mastery charts are all completely free. In addition to all that, teachers can choose to update to a Premium account to get access to content from Pearson Education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the Iowa Testing Program. We do make money selling premium assessments to schools and individual teachers.  If you want your school to buy premium, just email sales@opened.com Premium is free for 30 days, and after that $9.95 per month.  You can cancel any time.

Click on the title of your class in the top-left corner. Click on "Create Class," select a grade, a standard area and a name for your new class.  If you teach several grades, choose all the ones that apply (though you might want to make seperate classes by grade). The standard area is optional, but allows us to provide you with a default lesson plan if you so choose. You can always edit this lesson plan later. If you would rather not have one, simply uncheck the corresponding box.

You can take items out of your lesson plan by clicking on the "x" next to each one.  You can find items to add to your lesson plan by looking on the right side.  OpenEd's team of curriculum specialists has taken our world's largest collection of K-12 resources and painstakingly aligned each one, so you can find what you want!

You can also re-order the resources by dragging and dropping a resource to a different place, indenting a resource under a note or other resource by using the "<" or ">" icons. Remember, the "suggested lesson plan" is just a suggestion.  Feel free to be as creative as you like.

You can assign your students different resources from two places-

1. Go to the Assignments page: if you have items in your lesson plan, click the + button on the resource and it will assign that resource to your students. On the same page, next to the "Lesson Plan" tab, you can click the "Resource Library" tab, and assign from there.

2. You can go straight to the Resource Library page in the top panel, locate a resource, and click the check mark icon.

Homework and assessments that you assign to your students will appear in the Mastery Chart, along with your students' names. As they complete the assignments, you will see their scores appear in the Mastery Chart. You can even see if your students are watching the videos you have assigned! If you click on a score, you will see what that student answered, you can change their answer, and you will also see the recommended resources attached to each question that you can assign to that student. These extra resources are aligned to that particular question, so they can learn about just that topic.

When a teacher hits “Publish” on a lesson plan, assessment, or homework, they agree to share it with the teacher community as a whole.  We encourage teachers to share what they have created. Plus, you can earn yourself Karma Points for each thing you publish!

What are Karma Points?

Cloning takes an assessment or a question and makes a copy of it or "clones" it. The cloned (or copied) assessment or question is moved to "My Resources" and then the teacher can edit the assessment or question as they feel is necessary.  Additionally, the teacher can change or add a resource that they might prefer to the cloned questions.

Yes!  Click on "My Resources" at the top of the page. Then select Create Assessment/Homework, and select a standard, grade level and mastery level.  You can create your questions from scratch or find questions on the column to your right. Remember, resources can be added to questions to help the student who does not master that particular question. 

The question is locked because it is being used in an assessment or HW.  But you can make a copy and edit that version. Just click on the "Clone" button.  Once the question is cloned, you can edit and change whatever you like.  Remember to change the title of the questions and to save it.  The questions can be added to the assessment you are creating by going to My Resources.

Our assessments are based on the PARCC and SBAC model. Therefore, the question are true/false, single or multiple select response, free response or composite question. Appropriate resources can be attached to questions to aid student understanding if they get a question incorrect.

The assessments are made by both publishers (like Pearson and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and other teachers.  Either way, our curriculum specialists have validated the quality and alignment.  Assessments from other teachers are free, and we encourage teachers to share theirs.

We have aligned resources to cover 100% of the following standards: Common Core Language Arts; Common Core Literacy:History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects; Common Core Math.  We also have aligned resources to the following standards:  Common Core Social Studies Framework (New York); History - Social Science (California); National Geography Standards; Next Generation Science StandardsPARCC Common Core ELA/Literacy, SBAC Common Core ELA/Literacy; SBAC Common Core Math; and Science (California).  You can see the complete listing in the Resource Library, and we are constantly adding more standards.

For the 2015 school year, we will be adding support for Texas TEKS, Virginia SOL, Alaska and Nebraska.

You can find TEKS Math Standards here, and TEKS ELA standards here. To see TEKS standards consistently, please go to your profile page and set your school to your Texas school.

We are very excited to offer OpenEd homework, which allows teachers to select the assignments they like and give them to their students to take on their devices.  The assignments are taken from the OpenEd library, automatically graded, and given to the teacher in a mastery chart.  See the video above for more details.

We are very excited to offer OpenEd homework, which allows teachers to select the assignments they like and give them to their students to take on their devices. How is OpenEd homework different? Well, as soon as a student answers a question incorrectly, we present a targeted, hand picked video or game that is meant to teach them exactly the topic of the question. Then, they can try again for a better score. The assignments are taken from the OpenEd library, automatically graded, and given to the teacher in a mastery chart.  See the video below for more info.

The assessments are made by both publishers (like Pearson and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and other teachers.  Either way, our curriculum specialists have validated the quality and alignment.  Assessments from other teachers are free, and we encourage teachers to share theirs.

Our assessments are based on the PARCC and SBAC model. Therefore, the question are true/false, single or multiple select response, free response or composite question. Appropriate resources can be attached to questions to aid student understanding if they get a question incorrect.

+      As a parent, how do I add my student?

It depends! If your students are already using OpenEd and have an OpenEd account, you can add their username to see their current classes and grades. To do this, click on the title of your current class on the top-left corner of the screen, and select "Find Student". Input their username and you will gain access to their classes.

If your students do not have an OpenEd account, you can create one for them by going to your Workspace (any class from the dropdown WITHOUT a cap icon), and clicking on the My Students tab. Here, you will be able to create a username and password to give to your student. 

+      What can I do as a parent?

As a parent, you have the ability to observe your student's teacher's classes, meaning you will be able to see what your student's teacher is assigning, and the grades your student is getting on those assignments. In addition, you will be given your own Workspace, which acts as your own class. You can assign extra assignments to help your student with any standards they are having trouble with, and track their progress in a Mastery Chart.

Parents often complain that they want to help their students with school, but have a hard time figuring out exactly what the student needs.

 

If your child's teacher is using OpenEd, you can get visibility into what concepts your child has missed and a list of recommended resources for the exact concepts they need help with.

 

If your child's teacher is not using OpenEd, you can still give your student quizzes on OpenEd and see what they need help with.

 

+      How do I delete a class?

+        How do I subscribe/unsubscribe from Premium?

You can find the link to subscribe or downgrade from a premium subscription on the My Account page. Here, you will see either a "Subscribe" or "Downgrade" button on the right side of the page. Follow that link, and you will be able to complete this action. Even if you cancel, you are welcome to keep using our free resources.

+        Can I use OpenEd for my Special Ed students?

You can find the link to subscribe or downgrade from a premium subscription on the My Account page. Here, you will see either a "Subscribe" or "Downgrade" button on the right side of the page. Follow that link, and you will be able to complete this action. Even if you cancel, you are welcome to keep using our free resources.

Yes! OpenEd is in wide use by Special Ed teachers, primarily because it allows teachers to differentiate instruction. If a student or students needs to review a concept or a standard from a different grade level, a special ed teacher can use an OpenEd formative assessment to tell what the student(s) need and assign remedial resources it no matter what level the student is at.

OpenEd's resources - videos, games and the app - tend to be very engaging for students with attention problems. OpenEd is set up so the student can use headphones, rewind, all without getting the attention of the rest of the class.

+      I'm a Publisher.  How do I list my content on OpenEd?

For IT/Technology Integration

+      Can I set up accounts for teachers?

How do I assign resources to my students? Do students need to have an email? Find these questions and more answered below! If you don't find what you need, please don't hesitate to contact us

OR

 

Yes, teachers and students can log into OpenEd using their Google accounts (including Google Apps for Education), or Edmodo accounts. We also support Facebook login.

Yes you can.  Just log out of your own account (using the menu on the upper right) and you can set up for a teacher.  Then, see the roster import below.

+      Can I set up rosters for teachers?

Yes, you can.  We offer CSV upload of rosters, it is on the roster tab.  Or, just shoot us an email to support@opened.com and we will upload for you!

+      How does OpenEd work with Learning Management

         Systems (LMS)?

OpenEd supports LMSes and other integrations in many ways:

1. OpenEd resources are directly available via API based integration within many newer LMS's, such as Chalkable, Pearson Realize, and Otus Plus. You can find the complete list here. If your LMS is not yet integrated directly with OpenEd, feel free to let them/us know.

2. For those using Google classroom, OpenEd has integrated with Google Roster, so you can directly import your Google Classroom students to OpenEd. You can read about it here. There is also a share button on each resources to post assignments to Google.

3. OpenEd allows teachers to integrate with LMSes directly, such as with Schoology, Canvas, Moodle, and Spark by Matchbook Learning. You can find the instructional video for Canvas here, and read the directions for all others here.

EdElements now offers Single Sign on and Rostering with OpenEd so teachers can seamlessly access OpenEd resources within their Highlight Personalized Learning Platform

4. OpenEd's API is available to larger districts that want to integrate directly.

 

+      Does OpenEd need anything special to be used with

         Lightspeed or other web filtering software?

Teachers from some districts have found OpenEd.com blocked by web filters.  In these cases, we ask the school's IT to allow OpenEd.com through the filters.  In some cases, if OpenEd determines high quality YouTube videos that are helpful to teachers, we request IT to let those through the firewall as well.

+      Does OpenEd support roster migration?

Yes, OpenEd has a 'transfer roster' button. This is meant to transfer students from one teacher (or parent) to another. We also have a global roster per teacher. Click the "Add Existing Students" button on the Roster or Mastery Chart pages to see and add all the students that belong to that teacher to a class.

And of course, you can import and transfer students uploaded from Google or Edmodo rosters.

+      Do you support automated login?

+        Can I create my own assessment or homework?

For Content Partners

+      I don't want my content on OpenEd. How do I stop it?

We don't spider new sites.  But we may have spidered your site historically to get LINKS (and links only) to your content.  If you don't want to be spidered, set the appropriate option in your robots. txt file as described here: http://www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html.  If you don't like how your brand is surfaced (icon, images, or name) please write to us at support@opened.com. 

We encourage publishers of quality resources to list their content on OpenEd.  We have an API where you can upload, and we can provide help with alignment and can show you how to curate and feature your best.

If you don't want to have your content framed you should indicate this using the X-Frame-Options for your content. If this is your YouTube content simply don't offer an embedded option for your content. 

 

In no event will OpenEd ever scrape or duplicate your content.  We will only link to your content, framed if appropriate.  You can stop it from being framed or linked as described above.

+      What if I don't want my content framed?

Getting Started with OpenEd

In Depth Overview

Inviting Your Students' Parents

Creating Classes and Adding Students

For Parents

Didn't find what you need?

No worries! You can change your account from a student account to a teacher account by going to your profile page, and below your username, you will see Role. Click "student" and select "teacher" instead. Once you click "Update", you will have a teacher account.

View this quick guide to OpenEd and all its features

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+        How does OpenEd recommend the best resources?

Students have taken over a million assessments on OpenEd last year alone! We look to see what videos they watched before taking assessments and see which ones helped them master the material!

+        Can I have more than one class?

Yes! To add another class or classes, click on the menu (title of your current class) on the top left and you will see the option to create a new class.

+        How can I change the name, grade, or subject of a

           class?

You can update them on your profile page.

+        What does an assessment look like? Can I try one?

+        Do you have lesson plans specifically for Special Ed

           students?

Yes!  See the lesson plans from PowerUp What Works in the resource library.

+        Can quizzes be read out loud?

+        Can OpenEd be used for English Language Learners?

We have new content for ELL students, here:

https://www.opened.com/search?descriptive=ELL

We have also partnered with Althea, which has a great collection of games that are intended for ELL student. Check them out here.

You can read more about how OpenEd can benefit ELL students here, inlcuding how OpenEd follows SIOP recommendations.

Quizzes can be translated into Spanish, directions are here:

https://prezi.com/9snu3ther75p/translating-questions-for-opened/

You can add due dates to assignments after you assign them. Simply click the text in the header that says "Click to add due date", then the check mark.

If you want to prevent your students from taking an assessment or HW more than one time, click on the gray icon with a lock and #1 in the header of the assignment after you assign it.

If you want to pre-plan your lesson and assign something without it appearing on the student's Assignments wall just yet, you can set an "activation date" by clicking on the gray + in your lesson plan instead of the orange one. You can also set the activation date after you assign something- just click the left-hand side of the resource's header that says when the assignment was assigned, and change it!

+        Adding due date, preventing retakes, and pre

           assigning resources

+      Single Sign On- no more remembering

         usernames/passwords!

Do you hate making your students remember more usernames and passwords as much as we do? Then we've got some great news- they might not have to! If you use Google or Edmodo at school, your students can use those same credentials to log into OpenEd. Just have them click on the respective buttons on the sign up/ sign in screens. You can also import your entire Google or Edmodo rosters right into OpenEd with the click of one button (just go to your Roster tab on OpenEd).

We also support SSO and rostering with Ed Elements Highlight.

If you use Schoology, Canvas, Moodle, or Spark by Matchbook Learning, you're in luck too! You can assign OpenEd assessments right in your LMS, and your students don't even have to leave your LMS to take it! Just post the assignment in your LMS using these directions, and watch your LMS gradebook fill with their scores!