Getting Started With Your Learning Upgrade LMS Teacher Account

In this guide, we’ll walk you through setting up a class, onboarding your students with courses, providing students with their account info, and tracking and monitoring student progress. 

Learning Upgrade LMS Classes

Get Your Class Setup in 7 Easy Steps

Step 1: Login

As soon as we process your pilot or license, you’ll receive an email prompting you to set your Learning Upgrade account password. If you did not receive this email, check your spam folder and visit our password reset page

Once you have your password set, you can login to start setting up your class. 

LMS Login

Step 2: Create a Class

As soon as you login to your new teacher account, you’ll be prompted to create a class. A class name is required, and the class image is optional.

Create a Class

You can add additional classes at another time. For now, click on your primary class to begin adding students.

Create a Class

Step 3: Add Students to Your Class

To add students to your new class, click on the blue ‘+Add Student’ button and launch the student uploader.

Add Students

Select  ‘+Add a New Student’

Add New Students

After you click the ‘+Add a New Student’ option, you’ll be prompted to choose between Invite Students (student self enrollment), Upload Student Information (teacher uploads a class roster from spreadsheet), or Create  New Student Account (type student information one at a time).

Add New Student

Invite Students:

If you would like to have students self enroll into Learning Upgrade and create their own accounts, you can invite your students with a class guide. First click the ‘Generate Code’ button, and then click the ‘Download Class Guide’ link.

Invite Students

Upload Student Information:

If you would like to upload students from a spreadsheet, you can download our template and then upload the file. After uploading the file, we will display your uploaded student accounts. You can add courses, select students, and edit fields using the pencil button. Click the ‘Submit’ button when you’re ready to upload students,

Upload Student Info
Upload Student Info

Create a New Student Account:

If you would like to create a new student manually, you can click the ‘Create a New Student Account’ and fill out all fields in the form. After submitting the form, you will receive a sign-in sheet for the student.

Add Individual Student

Step 4: Print Student Passwords

Once you’ve created you student accounts, you’ll want to make sure your students can login. Students that self enroll using an invite code will already have their login credentials. If you uploaded a spreadsheet or entered a student manually, you’ll need to print out their login credentials.

To get started, click the box next to a students name, or the box at the top of the column to select all. Then in the ‘Perform Action’ button  menu, click ‘Show/Print Class Passwords’.

LMS Classes Details ScreenShot
Print Passwords

Step 5: Track Individual Progress

Now that your students are logging in and completing lessons, you can track their individual progress. In your student list, you’ll see that each student has report buttons for student monitor and an activity log. You can also click on the three dot menu to view the student report card.

LMS Student Details ScreenShot

You can also click a student’s name in your list of class students. You will now see a student details screen with all of the student’s courses courses and progress.

Student Details

To assign lessons or ‘unlock’ a course, click on the pencil button next to a course in Student Details. You  will see a lesson menu pop up that will allow you to move your student ahead to any lesson.

Edit Course

Step 6: Track Class Progress

Once your class of students have access to a Learning Upgrade account and begin completing lessons, it’s time to track and monitor their overall progress using the Reports Tab. 

The first thing you notice is a handy dashboard that lets you track your students progress over time. This dashboard with show progress over the last month, but you can zoom in using the slider bar above the graph.

Reports Dashboard

Below the dashboard, you’ll find a full progress summary, and customizable reports. Each report has filters so that you can customize the data you wish to see.

  • The Student Monitor is a graphical representation of student progress. Use this report to see student activity in real time. Each cell represents a lesson and will be color coordinated to show gold (>95%), silver (>90%), bronze (>75%), or red (<75%).
  • The Student Progress Report is a table based report to view time on task data for student courses or overall student activity.
  • The Student Time Report is a session log for your class that will detail every session your students log on the app.
  • Student Pacing Report is guidance report to show you how much time on task your students will need each week to finish their Learning Upgrade courses.
  • The Student Class In vs Out is a way for teachers to view how much time their are logging in the class with Learning Upgrade vs out of class.
Report Options

Step 7: Use Teacher Whiteboard Course

Creating a New Teacher Whiteboard

The Learning Upgrade Teacher Whiteboard course is an unlocked account that provides access to every lesson for whole class instruction and lesson previews.

To create a new teacher whiteboard course in a class, you can follow the instructions above for ‘+Add a New Student: Invite, Upload, Create Individual‘. When you’re creating the account, choose “Teacher” when assigning a grade and “Teacher Upgrade” when assigning a course.

Teacher Whiteboard Add

Logging In With Existing Teacher Whiteboard

Once you’ve located your teacher whiteboard in a class, click on the ‘⋮ ‘ icon in that row to find the Print Password action.

Teacher Whiteboard

With your teacher whiteboard course username and password in hand, you can now launch the student app on your smartphone via the Apple App Store and Android Google Play Store, or open the web app using a browser. Just click the green login button and enter your credentials.