Instructions for Teachers Using Studies Weekly Online

We recommend that teachers spend some time getting familiar with Studies Weekly Online. If you haven’t logged in yet, read this article for instructions.

This platform can be a great asset for teachers and students as you navigate remote learning, so we want to share our best practices. Here are some tips, tricks, and how-tos to improve your experience once you’ve logged in:

1. Create a Class

First, as a teacher you need to create a class before you can add students and give them logins. Teachers may create multiple classrooms. If you teach several grades or several classes of one grade, you can set up each as a separate online class.

Watch this video to learn more.

See the written steps in the How to Create a Classroom article


2. Add Publications

Teachers can add publications to a classroom they have already created.

From your Studies Weekly Online account:

  1. On the Account Overview page, click the most recent classroom. Or on the left side navigation bar, click the Classes tab and select a classroom.
  2. Click the Add Publication Access button.
  3. In the Add Publication Access pop-up window, select the publication(s) you want to add to the classroom. Teachers should be able to see all the publications for your state. Search or filter by Subject and Grade to narrow it down.
  4. Click Add.


3. Add Students


Teachers can add students to classes by creating new accounts one at a time, in bulk, using a Join Code, or by importing existing students.

From your Studies Weekly Online account:

  1. Click Classes.
  2. Select the desired Classroom.
  3. Click the People tab.
  4. Create a new student account by clicking the Create Student button in the top right corner of the Students section.Screen_Shot_2022-09-15_at_11.38.34.png
    • Enter student first name.
    • Enter student last name.
    • Enter student username.
    • Enter student password.
      • Password criteria:
          • A lowercase letter
          • A capital (uppercase) letter
          • A number
          • Minimum of 5 characters
    • Click Create
  5. Create multiple students. 
    • Select the three dots Purple_three_dots.png, then Create Multiple Students.
    • Type in or copy and paste each student name on a new line.
    • Click Create.


      Usernames and passwords will automatically be generated but can be changed later.

  6. Add students using a classroom Join Code.
    • Students who already have an account can log in and be added to your classroom using the classroom Join Code you provide them.

      • Copy and share the Join Code from the classroom sub navigation bar below the classroom name.
      • Select the three dots Purple_three_dots.png, then Generate Student Join Codes to print and distribute them to students.
  7. Import an existing student’s information.Screen_Shot_2022-09-15_at_12.11.39.png

    Click the three dots Purple_three_dots.png, then Import Student.

    Teachers will see the students who have previously used Studies Weekly Online with you as the teacher. Select a student and then Import, which allows you to import one existing student at a time.


4. Make sure students can log in

After teachers create a class, add publications, and create student logins, students are ready to learn.

  1. Send students their username and password.
  2. Send them a link to Studies Weekly Online:

For troubleshooting student account problems, read these articles:


5. Use Studies Weekly Online and Google Classroom

Teachers can assign Studies Weekly Online weeks or individual assessments, articles, or other media (e.g., images, audio, video) to students in Google Classroom.

To link your Google Classroom students to Studies Weekly, there are two options:

  • Ensure that existing students’ Studies Weekly usernames match their Google Classroom email addresses. 
  • Import new students from Google Classroom to Studies Weekly.


The option to import Google Classroom students is not available for schools and districts with rostering like ClassLink or Clever.

See the How to Use Google Classroom with Studies Weekly article for more details. Then follow the directions in the How to Assign Content in Google Classroom article to begin assigning content!

For further instructions on using Studies Weekly Online, view the additional Getting Started articles or the search for other articles here.