What is Junior Great Books® Digital Classroom?

Junior Great Books Digital Classroom is a platform that seamlessly integrates Junior Great Books Teacher’s Editions, Student Books, and Reader’s Journals online. In this convenient platform, students will learn to read for deep comprehension, boost their critical thinking skills, collaborate through note-taking and discussion, and practice writing. Teachers can easily assign sessions, view student progress, and refer to national standards. Junior Great Books Digital Classroom offers single sign-on with ClassLink, Clever, and Google Classroom. Additionally, it is LTI-compliant, so it can be easily integrated with any LMS, including Canvas.

How do subscriptions work?

Customers can purchase Junior Great Books Digital Classroom for one-year, two-year, or three-year subscriptions. Multiyear subscriptions are also available at discounted rates. A perpetual license is not currently available.

Book licenses can be revoked at the end of a subscription year and reissued to new classes, teachers, or students at the start of a subscription renewal.

What are the different pricing options?

Classroom bundles are available for both print and digital materials or digital materials only, and they all include teacher training. Each classroom bundle is for 1 teacher and 30 students.

Classroom Bundles

Classroom Bundles
(1 Teacher and 30 Students)
Print and Digital Classroom BundleDigital Classroom Bundle
Grades K–1

$1,311.25

Includes all teacher and student materials for one grade in print, digital licenses, and teacher training

$598.45

Includes digital licenses for all teacher and student materials for one grade and teacher training

Grade 2

$2,405.72

Includes all teacher and student materials for second grade in print, digital licenses, and teacher training

$928.45

Includes digital licenses for all teacher and student materials for second grade and teacher training

Grades 3–5

$3,118.52

Includes all teacher and student materials for one grade in print, digital licenses, and teacher training

$928.45

Includes digital licenses for all teacher and student materials for one grade and teacher training

Grades 6–8

$1,744.33

Includes all teacher and student materials for one grade in print, digital licenses, and teacher training

$828.45

Includes digital licenses for all teacher and student materials for one grade and teacher training

Multiyear subscriptions are available at discounted rates.
Please contact us for site/district pricing.

You can also purchase individual licenses.

Individual or Small-Quantity Licenses

Price per License (1 Year)Student LicenseTeacher License
Grades K–1$9.95$24.95
Grades 2–5$19.95$54.95
Grades 6–8$16.95$44.95

What features does Junior Great Books Digital Classroom have?

Junior Great Books Digital Classroom:

  • Streamlines the learning process, as students read texts and complete interpretive activities in the same online space
  • Includes audio recordings of texts, where applicable, which students can activate at any time during a session
  • Aligns each activity to commonly used standards, with new standards being added regularly
  • Retains page references to our print materials so you and your students can work with books or online
  • Simplifies evaluating and grading students’ work
  • Makes it easy to track individual and class time spent on assignments

This easy-to-use platform enables teachers to:

  • Manage the classroom
    • Create and manage class rosters
    • Make and share assignments
  • View student analytics
    • Track student time spent on assignments
    • Evaluate individual student or whole-class progress
    • Generate course reports showing students’ performance, usage, and achievement of standards
  • Respond to student work
    • View and grade work
    • Respond to student notes
    • Give individual feedback

Plus, annotation tools enable students to:

  • Highlight text with different colors
  • Write or draw with a pen tool
  • Type comments and questions

Which online learning platforms does Junior Great Books Digital Classroom integrate with?

Junior Great Books Digital Classroom can be integrated with many popular online learning platforms and education data providers, including:

  • Blackboard
  • Brightspace
  • Canvas
  • Clever
  • ClassLInk
  • Google Classroom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • OneRoster
  • Schoology

Don’t see your provider on the list? We’re available to meet with your IT manager to find the best fit for your organization. Email us at support@greatbooks.org.

Can I preview Junior Great Books Digital Classroom?

Yes, you can test-drive Junior Great Books Digital Classroom for FREE and see for yourself how it supports student learning and engagement with easy-to-use features and classroom management tools that facilitate remote and hybrid learning.

Just enter your state or location below to schedule a meeting with your Great Books educational consultant, and they will help you set up your free trial!

Can I print materials from Junior Great Books Digital Classroom?

Units and selections cannot be printed. Resources generally cannot be printed either, with a few exceptions. If a resource is printable, there will be a PDF button next to it. When you click on the button, a PDF of the resource will open in a window that allows you to download and/or print it.

What Junior Great Books titles will be available in Junior Great Books Digital Classroom?

  • Series K
  • Series 1
  • Series 2, Book One
  • Series 2, Book Two
  • Series 3, Book One
  • Series 3, Book Two
  • Series 4, Book One
  • Series 4, Book Two
  • Series 5, Book One
  • Series 5, Book Two
  • Nonfiction Inquiry 2
  • Nonfiction Inquiry 3
  • Nonfiction Inquiry 4
  • Nonfiction Inquiry 5
  • Series 6
  • Series 7
  • Series 8

What Junior Great Books titles are currently available with the July release of Junior Great Books Digital Classroom?

  • Series K, Units 1–8 (Volumes 1 and 2)
  • Series 1, Units 1–8 (Volumes 1 and 2)
  • Series 2, Book One, Units 1–6 (Themes: Friendship and Responsibility)
  • Series 3, Book One, Units 1–6 (Themes: Relationships and Kindness)
  • Series 4, Book One, Units 1–6 (Themes: Trust and Resourcefulness)
  • Series 5, Book One, Units 1–6 (Themes: Honesty and Self-Respect)
  • Nonfiction Inquiry 3, Units 1–2
  • Nonfiction Inquiry 4, Units 1–4
  • Nonfiction Inquiry 5, Units 1–3
  • Series 6, Units 1–6 (fiction), Units 11–14 (nonfiction), Units 19–20 (poetry)
  • Series 7, Units 1–6 (fiction), Units 11–14 (nonfiction), Units 19–20 (poetry)
  • Series 8, Units 1–3 (fiction), Units 11–12 (nonfiction), Unit 19 (poetry)

What is the release schedule for the remaining Junior Great Books units and titles?

GradeAugust ReleaseSeptember ReleaseOctober Release
Grade KSeries K, Units 9–12 (Volume 3)
Grade 1Series 1, Units 9–12 (Volume 3)
Grade 2Nonfiction Inquiry 2, Units 1–3Series 2, Book One, Units 7–9 (Theme: Bravery)

Series 2, Book Two, all 9 units

Nonfiction Inquiry 2, Units 4–9

Grade 3

Series 3, Book One, Units 7–9 (Theme: Confidence)

Nonfiction Inquiry 3, Units 3–4

Series 3, Book Two, all 9 units

Nonfiction Inquiry 3, Units 5–9

Grade 4Series 4, Book One, Units 7–9 (Theme: Communication)

Series 4, Book Two, all 9 units

Nonfiction Inquiry 4, Units 5–9

Grade 5

Series 5, Book One, Units 7–9 (Theme: Fitting In)

Nonfiction Inquiry 5, Units 4–5

Series 5, Book Two, all 9 units

Nonfiction Inquiry 5, Units 6–9

Grade 6Series 6, Units 7–10 (fiction), Units 15–18 (nonfiction)
Grade 7Series 7, Units 7–10 (fiction), Units 15–18 (nonfiction)
Grade 8Series 8, Units 4–6 (fiction), Units 13–14 (nonfiction), Unit 20 (poetry)Series 8, Units 7–10 (fiction), Units 15–18 (nonfiction)

Customers who have purchased licenses will be notified of the specific release date about two weeks ahead of time.

What are the technology requirements for using Junior Great Books Digital Classroom?

Junior Great Books Digital Classroom can be used on any device with a modern browser connected to the internet. For a better user experience, we recommend using Google Chrome as your browser and working on a screen that’s at least as large as a tablet. There is no need to install any additional software.

How do I purchase Junior Great Books Digital Classroom licenses?

You have several options to purchase:

  • Visit our online store at store.greatbooks.org
  • Fax your purchase order to 312.407.0224
  • Mail your purchase order or check to The Great Books Foundation, 233 N Michigan Ave, Ste 420, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Email your purchase order to customer.service@greatbooks.org
  • Call 800.222.5870 or talk to your Great Books educational consultant

Whichever option you choose, we encourage you to talk to your Great Books educational consultant first to discuss your subscription options and any collaboration needs for your district, school, or classroom.

How do I access Junior Great Books Digital Classroom content?

Option 1: Self-Registration: Using the access code provided to you by the Great Books Foundation, you will create an account and have immediate access to your Junior Great Books Digital Classroom materials. The teacher will manually control the administration of courses and student accounts.

Option 2: Single Sign-On: Log in and gain instant access to Junior Great Books Digital Classroom materials using ClassLink, Clever, Google Classroom, or an LTI-compliant LMS such as Canvas.

Not sure which option to choose? Email us at support@greatbooks.org.

Can individuals use Junior Great Books Digital Classroom content?

Yes, you can purchase licenses as an individual.

I already purchased print materials—is digital access available?

Yes, you can add Junior Great Books Digital Classroom access to any Junior Great Books K–8 teacher or student print purchase for $10 per user. Contact us to order.

Have a question not listed here?

Email your question to support@greatbooks.org.