How to Invite Students to ESL Library Digital (without an email address)

If you are a teacher using ESL Library Digital, please follow the steps below to learn how to add students without an email address to your account. Students will instead create a username to sign up and connect to you, their teacher.  

Note: Your students will be able to add an email address during account setup.


Step-by-Step Instructions

Log in to your account here:

Log In

Step 1

Once logged in to your account, head to the My Classes page by clicking on Class Prepnear the top left-hand corner of the page.

Step 2

When you land on the My Classes page, you will see a list of all your classes and students. Select a class to invite students to.

Step 3

Once inside a class, select the Invite new students with codes box to begin.

Step 4

Invite students by giving them the class code and secret word. 

You can also display the URL, class code, and secret word full screen so that you can project this information on a whiteboard (click View Full Screen button). Once students have the information, you can click the X in the top right corner to exit full screen mode.

Step 5

Students will follow the URL, https://esllibrary.com/students, and select either Make a new account (I am new!) or Log in (I have an account) to connect with you, their teacher. Students who have not yet created ESL Library accounts will select Make a new account. Students who have already created accounts will select Log in

Step 6

Students who select Make a new account will be prompted to enter their class code and secret word to connect with you. Students will click Next to continue setting up an account.

Students will be prompted to enter their first and last names.

A default username will appear for students to use. They can edit the username if they would like to change it to something they will remember.

Students will be prompted to create a password. They will use this password to log in and access their account.

Note: Students can click on the eye icon to the right of the password field to see what the password looks like before clicking Next.

Students can add an optional email address in case they ever need to reset their password.

Finally, students can select an avatar to complete their sign up. Click on Next to head over to the Student Dashboard.

Students who select Log in will be prompted to enter their username or email address. 

Students will be prompted to enter their password. 

Note: Students can click on the eye icon to the right of the password field to see what the password looks like before clicking Next.

After successfully logging in, students can click their name in the top right corner of any page and select Join a Class from the drop-down.

Note: If your student is no longer in a class but still has an account, they can click on the Join a Class button located in the middle of the page.

Students enter the class code and secret word to join a new class.

A message will appear to alert the student that they are now a part of this class. They should select Go to Dashboard to access any homework assigned to this class.

Step 7

After signing up or logging in, all students will land on the Student Dashboard of their account at https://esllibrary.com/students. The username and password they created will be their login details for future use. 

The Student Dashboard will show that they are successfully connected with you, their teacher.  It will also show tasks that have been assigned to the class that your student is now a part of.

Step 8

Your students will now appear under your class list on your class page.

If you would like to add these students to a different class, select one from the My Classes page.

Select the Add an existing student box.

A list of existing students will appear. Use the checkbox(es) to select the student(s) you would like to add. Click Save when complete.

These students will now be a part of your class.


If you have any difficulties inviting students to your group with a class code and secret word, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you!

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