How to Assign Digital Homework

If you are a teacher using ESL Library Digital, please follow the steps below to learn how to assign digital homework to your students. Stay tuned for our related video.

Please note that to assign digital homework to your students, you will need to have the digital platform enabled in your account. Follow these steps to get started on ESL Library Digital.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Log in to your account here:

Log In

Step 1

Go to the main Lessons page and click the Digital button (see below).

Step 2

The lesson sections will adjust to only show those that contain digital tasks and activities. You can also see the sections that contain digital tasks by looking for the computer icon below the section title.

Please note that we are gradually adding digital tasks to most of our sections. You will start to see the computer icon added to more and more sections and lessons over time. 

Step 3

Select a lesson section to view the digital lessons available (e.g., Discussion Starters).

Step 4

After you have entered into a lesson section with the digital filter selected, the lessons inside that section will also be filtered by digital. Select a lesson to view the digital tasks available to assign as homework (e.g., Binge-Watching).

Step 5

On the lesson show page, you will see two tab options. The Print tab gives you the option to open that lesson as a PDF (Teacher or Student). The Digital tab allows you to view the digital tasks associated with that lesson, start a digital session, or assign homework. 

Step 6

When you click the Digital tab, you will see two lists: a list of your classes and a list of your tasks. Scroll down your class list and select the class that you would like to assign homework to. The displayed class will default alphabetically from your class list. If you want to choose a different class to assign homework to, click the down-facing arrow inside the class box to see an expanded list of all your classes.

Note: Digital homework can only be assigned if you have a class set up. If you do not yet have a class ready, please refer to this Help Doc on how to complete this step.

Once a class is selected, you can view a record of whether you have performed any of the tasks previously or assigned them as homework with that class. 

Step 7

Select the Manage Homework button to assign tasks to your class as homework. 

Step 8

On the Manage Homework page, you will see a list of tasks that are available to assign as homework. Click the due date box next to the task name to assign a date and time for each homework task you’d like to send to your class.

Note: The Copy Previous button can be used to copy the date and time selected for the task above.

Step 9

Click Save when you have finished selecting dates for the homework tasks.

A confirmation pop-up window will appear. After reviewing it, click Save to send the homework to your class.

A final reminder pop-up window will appear to confirm the homework has been sent to your class. Click Close.

Step 10

You will be taken back to the digital tasks page and can now view the homework due date next to each assigned task. Select the date to view students’ scores and see the number of attempts they’ve made in real time. 

Step 11

Your students can view their homework assignments on their homepage after logging in at They can click on the lesson to see their homework tasks for that lesson.

Student view:

Students can click on a task title to launch that homework task. They can attempt each task repeatedly until they have gotten all of the answers correct. Their first score, best score, and number of attempts will be documented.

Student view:

Please let us know if you have any difficulty assigning homework or if your students have any trouble accessing their homework. We hope you enjoy this digital feature!

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