How to Invite Students to ESL Library Digital (using an email address)
If you are a teacher using ESL Library Digital, please follow the steps below to learn how to add students to your account. Students will receive an invitation sent to their email. You can also watch our related video.
Log in to your account here:
Once logged in to your account, head to the Manage Students page by clicking your name (or the menu icon on smaller screens) in the top right corner of the page (see below).
When you land on the Manage Students page, you will see three tabs: My Classes, My Students, and Invite. Select the Invite tab to start sending your students invitations to join your group.
After selecting the Invite tab, enter the names and email addresses of each student. Type in a student's first name, last name, and email address, and then click the Send Invitation button to add that student to your list. This will automatically trigger an email invitation to the student with instructions on how to activate their account.
Please note: If your students do not have an email address, or if they don't want to use their email for privacy reasons, please see our help doc: How to Invite Students to ESL Library Digital (without an email address).
After you have invited students, their names will appear under your Student Invitations list as pending. They will remain pending until they accept the invitation or are manually connected to your group. Teachers can manage their pending students by resending the email invitation (using the Resend button) or deleting the invitation (using the Cancel button). (Note that once an invitation is accepted, these students will move to the My Students tab.)
After an invitation is sent, we recommend that teachers ask each student to look out for this invitation email (and to check their Spam folder in case it lands there).
The email that pending students will receive includes a Join Now button, which will prompt students to create their account or log in with an existing account (see the example below).
Please see our help doc, How to Invite Students to ESL Library Digital (without an email address), if students do not receive the invitation email. They can connect an account without using their email and add their email address after successfully creating an account. Or, contact us to manually connect students with your group.
After clicking the Join Now button, pending students will land on a page where they will either sign up and create a new account or log in to connect an existing account.
Students who have an active or expired account can simply click the Log In button. If students do not have an account (active or expired), they can click the Sign Up button.
After completing Step 6, students will be prompted to either fill out the Sign Up form or enter their login details. After they have filled in the information, they should click Sign Up or Log In to connect to you, their teacher.
Students will choose an avatar after signing up or logging in. They should click the Save button after selecting an avatar.
After selecting an avatar, students will land on a thank-you page and will now have full access to ESL Library Digital. Clicking the Get Started button will bring them to their homepage on digital.esllibrary.com.
Reminder for teachers: When students have connected to the group correctly, they will move from the Student Invitation list (Invite tab) to the My Students list (My Students tab) on your Manage Students page.
Students will land on their homepage after clicking the Get Started button. They will also land here after each login, and they can access any active sessions and homework from this page.
If you have any difficulties creating sub-accounts or inviting students, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you!