Check out our videos designed to help you get started and to guide you through using Junior Great Books Digital Classroom!

My access codes aren’t working / how do I use my access codes?

If you have registered with your access codes, please check your email to activate your account. Please check all folders, including spam folders. The email will come from noreply@content2classroom.com. If you don’t receive an account activation email or if your access codes aren’t working, please contact support@greatbooks.org.

Why can’t I log in with this email address?

Please check that you’re using the correct email address and password. If you are unable to retrieve your password using the Forgot Password hyperlink on the sign-in page, please contact support@greatbooks.org.

How do I reset my password?

Once you’ve logged into JGB Digital Classroom, click the user icon in the top right corner of the screen and click on Profile. Then click the Change Password button. If you are not logged in, use the Forgot Password hyperlink on the sign-in screen.

How do I reset a student’s password?

In the roster screen, you can click on a student’s password to reset it.

How do I give my students access to their books?

When a student is registered in a class, any materials assigned to that class will automatically be available to the student.

Can we integrate to LTI?

Yes, please contact us at support@greatbooks.org to set up a time to discuss LTI integration with our IT department.

Can I administer my students’ accounts?

Yes, if your school uses self-registration. In the roster section of your class, use the Edit button next to the name of the student whose account you wish to edit. If your school uses LTI, the system you’re using will automatically handle this.

How do I create a class? (SELF-REGISTRATION)

After you log in, click the button in the upper right-hand corner of your screen that says +Add/Join Class. In the pop-up window, select +Add New Class. The next window will ask you to name the class, and create a start and end date (usually the start and end dates of a semester or an academic year). NOTE: If you wish to immediately assign an assignment to your class, make the start date of the class one day before the current date. When you have filled in the information, click Save and your class will be created.

How do I add my students to a class? (SELF-REGISTRATION)

In your list of classes, find the class you wish to add students to, and click on the Rosters hyperlink. This will take you to the Roster page for the class, where you have a few options:

  • If your students are using email for your class, you can email them the access code to the class. Use the Student Access Code on the right side of the Roster page. The student can then go to classroom.greatbooks.org and use the access code to register. Once registered, the student will have immediate access to the class when they log in.
  • If your students already have JGB Digital Classroom accounts, they simply need to use the Student Access Code to gain entry to your class. On their My Dashboard page, each student will have the name of their current class at the top of the screen. If they click on it, a dropdown menu of all the classes they are enrolled in will appear, along with a +Join Class button. If they click on +Join Class, they’ll see a pop-up window asking for an access code. Once they enter the appropriate Student Access Code, they’ll be immediately enrolled in the class.

If your students are not using email or are too young to register themselves, you can always add them to your class manually. On the Roster page, click on the +Add New Student button in the top right corner. Fill out the information, including the student’s username and password. Once you add a student to your class this way, the student only needs to go to classroom.greatbooks.org and sign in with the username and password you created for them.

How do I add my purchased JGB DC materials to my class?

Once you’ve created your class, click the hyperlink that says Book. On the next page, click the +Add Book button in the top right corner. The next page will list all of the courses you have purchased. Check the box to the left of any course you wish to use in the class. Once you’ve made your selections, click Save in the top right corner of your screen. Your course(s) will now appear in your class, and you can access each one by clicking the Open button on the right.

NOTE: If you have already created your class and have added books prior to August 11, we suggest that you remove any books you have previously added to your class. You can do this by clicking the hyperlink that says Book, underneath your class name. Click Remove to remove these books from your class, and then click “Yes, Continue.” You should see that there are no courses assigned to your class. Then, follow the above instructions to add JGB DC materials.

If you have a class that is still active from last year, we suggest you change the end date of the class to a date in the past, which will archive your class. You can do this by clicking the hyperlink that says Class Settings, underneath your class name. If you have not done so already, create a new class for this school year. Then, follow the above instructions to add JGB DC materials.

How do I give my students assignments?

Select the class you want and open the course. Navigate to the session you want to assign, and click on the Assign button. Note that only student-facing sessions can be assigned.

Select who will receive the assignment:
Entire Class will send an individual version of the assignment to every student in your class. You can then edit the assignment for individual students or the entire class as needed. Use this option if you want to provide individualized instruction or different due dates for different students, or if you want to exclude some items from grading for some students.
Groups allows you to send the assignment to one or more groups of students in your class.
Individual allows you to send the assignment to just one or a few students in your class.
All Classes allows you to send the assignment to students in more than one of your classes that are using the course.

Enter the start date and due date for the assignment. The assignment will close on the due date at the time provided, so make sure you give students enough time to complete the assignment.

If you wish to change any of the Reports & Grading settings, just slide the toggles accordingly. Sliding the toggle to the right enables the setting; sliding the toggle to the left disables the setting.
Release to reports: This setting lets you decide whether you want the assignment included in your standards and course reports. You can change this setting at any time, even after the assignment is graded.
Release grades to students: This setting lets you decide whether you want students to see their grade on the assignment. You can change this setting anytime before you grade the assignment.
Students can review work: This setting lets you decide whether you want students to review the assignment once it’s been graded. You can change this setting anytime before you grade the assignment.

You may also add any necessary student instructions. When you’ve entered all of the information, click the black Assign button on the bottom of the pop-up window.

NOTE: You may create an assignment before it’s ready to go to students. If you set the start date to be anytime in the future, the assignment will remain in Locked status (meaning students cannot view or open it) until that date.

NOTE: If you want your students to complete only some of the items in a session, assign them the full session and tell them which items to complete. You can then exclude the items you asked them to skip in the Gradebook (see the note on excluding items from grading in the Using the Gradebook section below).

How do I view my students’ work?

Once you have created an assignment, it will be listed on your Assignments page. You can access this page by clicking on the Assignments tab in the top right corner of the purple banner. This tab allows you to see all of the assignments you have made, across all of your classes. You can see information about each assignment, along with three options for what you can do next:
View allows you to see a blank version of the assignment.
Edit allows you to change the parameters of the assignment (e.g., the status or due date).
Gradebook allows you to review and grade students’ work.

How do I access multiple teacher editions with my School Product Administrator license?

Click here to view a step by step guide.

Using the Gradebook

The Gradebook allows you to see individual students’ work and grade on each assignment. It is also where you can grade assignments and give students feedback on their assignments.

What is the assignment status?

The assignment status shows students’ progress on an assignment. Assignment status options are:

  • Locked: The assignment has been created, but students cannot view or open it because the start date has not yet arrived.
  • Not Started: The assignment is available, but no students have started working on it yet.
  • Started: The assignment is available, and at least one student has started working on it.
  • Closed: Students can no longer access the assignment.
  • Graded: The assignment has been graded.

How do I grade my students’ assignments?

Once a student has submitted an assignment, you can click on Grade to see and grade the student’s work. Slide the Show only manually graded questions toggle on to filter out instructional slides and questions that are automatically graded. Use the left and right arrows to click through the assignment, awarding points and writing feedback as needed. Use the up and down arrows to move between students. When you’re done grading an assignment, click on the Save button in the top right corner. Then you can close the assignment and return to the Gradebook page. Click on the Edit button and change the assignment status to Graded. This will allow students to view their grades. NOTE: If you instructed students to skip any part of an assignment, you’ll need to exclude those questions from grading. To do this, navigate to the Details tab in the Gradebook and hover your cursor above the question number(s) in the top row. Check the box next to Exclude this item from score.

How do I reassign an assignment to a student?

  • If the assignment is open (has not yet been closed or graded): In the Gradebook page for the assignment, hover your cursor over the date in the Submitted column for that student, and you’ll see a pop-up window with an Unsubmit button. Click on the button, and the assignment will be returned to the student.
  • If the assignment is closed or graded: In the Gradebook page for the assignment, hover your cursor over the date in the Submitted column for that student, and you’ll see a pop-up window with an Unsubmit button. Click on the button, and the assignment will be returned to the student. Then click on the Edit button and change the assignment status to Started so that the student can resume their work on the assignment.

How do I control which assignments go to reports?

In any assignment, click on the Edit button and slide the Release to reports toggle left or right, depending on whether you want the assignment to go to reports or not. You can change this toggle at any time, even after an assignment has been graded.

How do I register?

If you are using email for your class, your teacher will send you an access code for the class. Once you receive it, go to classroom.greatbooks.org and click on the Register button. On the Self-Registration page, enter your access code and fill out the other fields.

If you are using Clever or ClassLink, you can skip this step and log in.

If you are not using any of the above, you can skip this step and log in.

How do I log in?

If you registered yourself, go to classroom.greatbooks.org and sign in using the email address and password that you used when registering.

If you are using Clever or ClassLink, go to classroom.greatbooks.org. Click on the Sign-in with Clever button or the Sign-in with ClassLink button, and search for your school. Then enter your username and password.

If you did not use any of the above methods, your teacher will give you your username and password. Go to classroom.greatbooks.org and sign in.

If you forget your password, you can use the Forgot Password hyperlink if you’re using email. If you’re not using email, ask your teacher to reset your password.

How do I use the student dashboard?

Your student dashboard is the first page you’ll see when you sign in. The dashboard has two main parts: My Book and My Assignments. Under My Assignments, you will see any sessions your teacher has assigned to you, along with the due date and status of the assignment. Use the arrows under My Book to scroll through your books. Once you open a book, you can click on the Quick Nav menu in the top left corner of your screen. This will show you an overview of your book’s contents and help you quickly find stories and sessions.

At the top of your screen, you will see your class name, My Dashboard, My Assignments, My Book, Help, and your profile icon. You can go to the My Assignments tab to see current assignments and any assignments that are due today, closed, or graded. The My Book tab allows you to scroll through a list of your books, and Help brings you to this help page. Clicking on the profile icon allows you to change your password or log out. If you are in multiple classes using Junior Great Books Digital Classroom, you can switch between classes using the arrow next to your class name. Clicking on My Dashboard will bring you back to your home page.

How do I make annotations?

In Junior Great Books Digital Classroom, participants have many options for annotating the text, whether you are encountering the text for the first time or preparing to write an essay. Below are options and instructions for you to use.

To highlight text, click and drag over the text you want to highlight. You can also double click a word to highlight it.

To underline or circle text, highlight the text first. Then, click the underline button (A with a line underneath) or circle button (A with a circle around it).

To create a note attached to text, highlight the text first. Then, click the plus sign inside the dialogue bubble, enter your notes, and click Save.

To delete these annotations, click on the highlighted text, and then click the trash icon that pops up.

To hide these annotations, click the View button in the very top toolbar. (It also looks like a pencil icon.) If it turns blue, click it again, and your annotations attached to text will not be visible. To view them again, click the View button. It should turn blue, and you should be able to see all your text annotations. To make more text annotations after hiding them, click the Mark Text button (also a pencil icon) in the very top toolbar. Once it turns blue, you can make annotations just like before.

To create a note that is not attached to text, find the annotation toolbar at the top of the Book Activity (the story you are reading). Click the icon that looks like a sticky note and select a color. Then, click anywhere on the page to place the sticky note. To take notes, click on the sticky note that you placed on the page, enter your notes, and click Save.

To add stamps like a question mark, letter, or emoji, find the annotation toolbar at the top of the Book Activity (the story you are reading). Click the icon with an A inside a circle, or click the smiley face to open the list of stamps. Click on a stamp, and then click anywhere on the page to place it.

To draw, find the pencil icon in the annotation toolbar at the top of the Book Activity (the story you are reading). Click the pencil icon, and then select the pencil color and width. To change the pencil color, click the black box with an arrow next to the pencil icon. Click on your new color and click Choose. To change the thickness of the pencil tool, click the icon with three lines, next to the trash icon. Then choose your width from 1 to 10 (1 is the thinnest and 10 is the thickest).

To delete annotations from the toolbar, click the trash icon in the toolbar. You will see a trash icon appear next to every note, stamp, or drawing you made. Click the trash icon above the annotation you want to delete. Once you’ve deleted the annotation, click the trash icon in the toolbar again to resume annotating.

Where can I find my assignments and grades?

You can view your current assignments on your dashboard, under My Assignments. To view all of your assignments, go to the My Assignments tab at the top of your screen. From there, you can view your current assignments, your assignments due today, your closed assignments, and your graded assignments.

To view your grades, go to the My Assignments tab, and click on Graded. You will see your grade as a percentage for each assignment. To look back at a graded assignment, click on the Review button.

How do I submit my work?

To submit your work, you must be working on an assignment that your teacher has assigned to you. When you reach the end of an assignment, you will see a message that says your lesson has ended. It will also tell you how many questions you have answered. To submit the assignment, click on the Submit for Grade button. To save your work and return to the assignment later, click on the Save for Later button.

NOTE: You cannot submit a session that your teacher has not assigned to you. If you view a session that has not been assigned, you will see a note in the bottom right corner of the first slide that says Student preview only. You can still look at the session, but you will not be able to save or submit any work you do on it.