Tutorials for Teachers

for the New BlinkLearning UX

Activating The New UX

BlinkLearning Landing Page

  • Click on the Avatar on the top right navigation bar.

Old UX Avatar and button

  • Click ACTIVATE NEW DESIGN.
  • You may also see a similar prompt at the bottom of your content page.

Activate new design

  • Enjoy the new design!
  • Click back on your browser to look at other Tutorials!
Deactivating the New UX

BlinkLearning Landing Page

  • Navigate to the hamburger toolbar on the left side of the screen and click on the 3 lines to open the accordion.

Hamburger menu bar (new UX)

  • Click on the drop-down (inverted carrot) below Teacher/Student.Inverted caret (Teacher-NewUX)
  • Click on BACK TO PREVIOUS LAYOUT.

Back to previous

  • Your account should now be back in the classic BlinkLearning Layout.

Old UX Content Page

  • Click back on your browser to look at other Tutorials!
Creating a new classroom

BlinkLearning Landing Page

  • Navigate to the vertical toolbar on the left and click on Classes.

My Classes

  • Click on the (+) button in the top right corner to add a class.

Add class button (NewUX Teacher)

  • Click on the trash can to remove a course. 

Remove class button

  • Always create a new class with code. 

Classroom options

    • You can create a class with the other two options only if your school directly provides these services. 
  • When naming the classroom, we recommend that you leave the Level and Subject fields blank.

Generate Class Code Screen

  • Under Group you have the freedom to create a name that will be easy to identify for your students, such as French 101.
  • Click GENERATE CODE.

Generate Code Button

  • Once your Class Code is created, share it with students so that they can join your Blink classroom.
  • See the tutorial “How Students Enroll” for more information.
Adding Content

BlinkLearning Landing Page

  • Your content goes here.

Hamburger menu bar (new UX)

  • Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings.
  • Click on MY CONTENTS.
  • Click on the top right corner of the screen.

    Add Content Button

    • Add the license code.

    Add New License Code

    • Click ADD.
    • Enjoy the new Content.
    • The content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.
    Navigating Content

    BlinkLearning Landing Page

    • Navigate to the vertical toolbar on the left side of the screen and click on the CONTENTS icon.

    Hamburger menu bar (new UX)

    • To add new content, read through the (Teacher Tutorial) Adding Content.
    • Click on the book to view the CONTENT.

    Content - Defi Fran

    • On the left side toolbar on the screen, you will find all of the materials associated with your product. Items marked with (T) are visible to teachers only. (This doesn’t apply to all products) (T) - Hidden Icon
    • Selecting a lesson (chapter) item on the left-hand side will display the contents available to you in the middle of the page.

    Content within the book

    • Selecting a content item will bring you to the digital content.

    Within the textbook

    • Once you’ve selected content to view, you can both scroll or page through material, depending on how your book is designed.

    Inside the book (Defi)

    • The toolbar located at the top right-hand side of the screen presents to you several options to annotate and navigate your materials.

    Inside book toolbar

    • The share icon, allows you to copy or share a link to your current location in the book by your preferred communication tool, or directly into Facebook, Twitter, or Google Classroom. Share Button
    • Repeat activity: this button is exclusive to teacher users. It allows you to reset an activity that you have completed as a teacher within your own account. The same button is used when correcting a student’s work if you want to reset their work. Repeat Activity
    • The pencil icon allows students or teachers to annotate their individual book online by drawing. These edits only apply to their own personal copy and can be removed using the eraser icon.

    Pencil Button

    • The eraser icon can be used to erase any annotation created by the pencil icon.

    Eraser Icon

    • The highlight icon allows students or teachers to annotate their individual book online by highlighting text. These edits only apply to their own personal copy and can be removed by clicking on the highlighted section and then clicking the pop up that says “remove highlight”.

    Highlighter Icon

    • The add a personal note icon can be used to create digital sticky notes in order to further annotate student or teacher individual books. These edits only apply to their own personal copy.

    Add a personal note (sticky)

    • Once created, if you click on them again, you can edit them via the edit button in the bottom right hand corner of the note, or you can delete it by clicking the small x icon in the top right hand corner of the note. To edit the note, click on the edit button on the bottom right.

    Delete/Edit Personal Note

    • The search content icon can be used to search for keywords and phrases throughout the entirety of the book.

    Search Content button

    • This can be useful for students wanting to review challenging grammar topics or other items of interest.
    • If your book offers it, the red pencil is a book editor. Please check out our edit tutorial if your book offers this.

    Edit mode (red pencil)

    • The X in the top right-hand corner allows you to return to the table of contents, as well as back to your content library.

    X - Return to course

    Assigning homework (Exercises)

    BlinkLearning Landing Page

    • Click on the Classes icon.

    My Classes

    • Click on the class you are building.

    Test Classroom

    • Click on CONTENTS and ensure there is Content added.

    Contents within the Class

    • Click on the HOMEWORK tab at the top of the page. 

    Homework Tab

    • Click on CREATE HOMEWORK. Create Homework tab
    • Select the option that will be assigned. Note there are 3 options to choose from.
      • Activity = bookwork from Coursebook

    create activity button 

      • Exercises = homework from Workbook * Recommended way to send
    • Add exercise button
      • Deliverable files = hardcopy of assignments from Workbook to submit.
    • Deliverable Files button
      • Click select exercises (if choosing the exercises)
    • Select exercises button
      • Select all students.
    • Select all students button
      • To continue, the Title, Deadline, and Time limit are required.
      • Note that the date is formatted as DD/MM/YY.
    • Click NEXT.
    • Select the assignable exercises (alternatively activities; deliverable materials).
    • Use the to view the activity.
      Grade the homework as it comes in. Remember, automatically graded homework will be updated.
    • To assign more assignments, click on the + at the top right of the screen.
      Repeat.
    • To edit or delete an assignment, click on the at the top right of the page.
    • Note, the Edit feature only allows you to change the due date and the duration of the assignment.
    • The Remove feature allows you to completely unassign the assignment.

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