Step 1 - Creating an Account
Note: If your administrator sent you an invite to create your account on Albert, click the link in that e-mail. You can then skip to Step 2 since your admin already did the heavy lifting!
How to Create an Account
- Go to www.albert.io. Click "Sign Up" in the top-right corner.
- Select “I’m a teacher”.
- Fill in the requested information. (Note: If you have a Google account, you can use Google sign-in - this will you skip the act of confirming your account.)
- Click "Sign-up."
- A confirmation email will be sent to you. Use the link in the email to confirm your account, then follow the on-screen prompts to activate your account.
Step 2 - Creating a Class
How to create a class:
- Log into your Albert account and click the Classes tab at the top of your page.
- Click "New Class" in the top right corner.
- Create a name for your class, and ensure you are aligned to the correct school. If you are not aligned to a school, click here for more help.
- Click "Create Class."
- Choose the subject(s) to which you would like to give your students access.
- When you have selected all of your desired subjects, select "Continue" in the bottom left corner of your screen. Note: Students only have access to the subjects in your class. Make sure you add the subject(s) to the class if you plan to assign questions from that subject. There's no downside to adding subjects!
- Your class is now created and you can start inviting students to join your class. Your class will appear under your Classes tab.
Creating a class is the key to getting started on Albert. Classes allow you to grant students access to your school license, assign work, and access data reports.
- You can, and should, add multiple subjects to a class. Just select another subject after you’ve added the first.
- If you make a mistake or want to add additional subjects, you can always edit your class later by clicking into the class and then going to your class 'Settings.'
- Most teachers name their classes after the Period number and/or the subject of the class.
Step 3 - Inviting or Enrolling Students
At this point, you should have your Albert account and your classroom(s).
If you haven’t created your Albert account, please go back to Step 1.
If you haven’t set up your classroom(s), please go back to Step 2.
Here’s how to invite your students, so you can assign homework and view their data.
Open up the Manage Roster page.
- If you’re returning to the site, click into the classroom you’d like to invite students to and click 'Manage Roster' under the Classes tab
- If you just created your class, you’ll automatically be redirected to the 'Manage Roster' page.
On Albert, there are three ways to enroll your students:
- Email invitations.
- Class enrollment code
- Google classroom sync
Method 1 - Email invite. This method sends your students an email invite to join your class. Students can then either log in and accept the invite directly on Albert (see below) or click the link in the email they received. If students aren't receiving emails, check out this article.
- Make sure you're on the Classrooms tab. Once you've clicked into a classroom, select the tab labeled 'Manage Roster.'
- Click the button "Email invitations (as seen in the image above).
- Add students' emails in the popup, or upload a csv. Then click "Send Invitations".
- Tell your students to follow the instructions that accompany the email.
Method 2 - Class enrollment code. You can view your class enrollment code in top left corner of the Manage Roster page. Then, provide your students with this link, and instruct students to complete the following steps:
- Create an account if they don't already have one. If they have an account, they should log in at Albert.io
- Have them click on their Classes tab at the top of the page and click "Join a Class."
- If the students are not linked to your school, they will need to search for it in addition to entering the classroom enrollment code you give them.
- Once they've successfully joined, they will show as "Enrolled" on the 'Manage Roster' page.
You can regenerate a classroom code by clicking on information icon, as seen in the image below. Please note: if you click the button 'Regenerate code,' only the newly generated code will work for students (your old classroom enrollment code will no longer work).
Method 3 - Google classroom sync. If you use Google classroom, you can use the Google classroom sync to import your roster and enroll your students. If you want to learn more about this feature, go here.
After you've created or accepted an invitation for an Albert teacher account, created a class, and enrolled students, we suggest checking out these next steps:
- Create an Assignment: To give students practice on specific skills, standards, or content, discover how to easily create your first assignment here.
- Data insights: After giving your students an assignment, you'll have actionable student data to analyze. If you're interested in learning more about how to view and utilize student assignment data, please click here.