How to Assign Digital Homework


Please follow the steps below to learn how to assign tasks (digital homework) to your students. 

Step-by-Step Instructions

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Step 1

Select the  Digital filter from the Select Format drop-down menu.

Step 2

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

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

After you have chosen a lesson category, select the  Digital filter again from the Select Format drop-down menu so that the lessons within that category will also be filtered by digital. Choose a lesson to view the digital tasks available to assign as homework (e.g., Bullying).

Step 5

On the lesson page, you will see two tab options. The  Printable 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 and assign homework.

Step 6

When you click the  Digital tab, you will see an option to select your class, a list of available tasks, and the Assign Tasks button. Click on the Assign Tasks button to assign a task as homework.

Step 7

Click the down-facing arrow inside the  Select a Class box to select a class that you would like to assign tasks to.

Once a class is selected, you can set your Due Dates for tasks that you would like to assign as homework for that class. Click the  Select a 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.

You can also view a record of whether you have previously assigned a task as homework with that class or cancel a previous task that was assigned by clicking on the  Cancel Assignment button.

Note: The  Copy Previous button can be used to copy the date and time selected from the task above (if you want all the tasks to have the same Due Date).

Step 8

Click  Save once 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.

Homework Sent pop-up window will appear to confirm the homework has been sent to your class. Click Close.

Step 9

Your students can view their homework assignments on their homepage after logging in at esllibrary.com/students. They can click on the lesson to see their homework task(s) for that lesson.

Student view:

Students can click  Start beside the task name 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:

Step 10

You can check on the progress of your student(s) by going to  Class Prep and then clicking on Results.

Once you are on the  Results page, click on the down-facing arrow under Tasks Assigned for the class you're wanting to view the results for. This will show you the assigned tasks.

Once the assigned tasks are displayed for the class you've selected, click on the  View Results button to see your students' progress.

The  View Results page will load and you will be able to see the name of your student(s) and the status of their assigned task.


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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