Discovery Education Classrooms

Creating Classrooms and Using the Builder Tools

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Resources for Every Learner

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The following instructions will assist anyone interested in creating and tracking online classrooms, assignments, etc. in Discovery Education. There are several steps, but they are quick and easy to do.

Creating Classrooms in DE

Once student accounts are in place, teachers can create online classrooms. To begin, hover over Classroom Manager and select My Classes.
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Then click Create a Class.
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Give your class a title (required) and description (optional).
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Scroll down to search, select, and add students to your class.
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The class has now been added.
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Using the Builder Tools to Add Content to Your Online Classrooms

It is so easy to create student assignments and quizzes with the builder tools. One of the builders that you will most likely want to explore is the Board Builder tool. Students also have access to this builder within their accounts. The Board Builder is a great way to create a theme-based webpage within a Discovery Education account. It can only be shared with others who have existing DE accounts. The possibilities are limitless with this tool. Students can present research, creative ideas, processes, and art projects. Teachers, too, find many uses for Board Builder.


This example will take you through the assignment generator because it is quite useful for virtual learning, but all of the builders are very similar in format.


Hover over Builder Tools and make a selection.

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Click Create New Assignment.
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Start by adding basic information about your assignment (quiz, writing prompt, etc.).
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Then begin adding instructions and media. Don't forget to save by clicking Finish Editing. It is always possible to go back and edit any of the resources or assessments you create.
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To add media from Discovery Education to your assignment, click Search.
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This is how added media appears once it has been added to your assignment.
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You can even add your own content (documents, videos, photos, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.) to your assignment by uploading to My Content as shown here.
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This video was downloaded from PBS LearningMedia and then uploaded to My Content in Discovery Education before being added to the assignment.
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This is how media is selected and added to your assignment from My Content.
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Quizzes that have been created within the Builder Tools can also be added to an assignment using the same process from My Content. Once students complete and submit the quiz, results will be emailed to the teacher.
This is the finished assignment in preview mode.
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Any resources created within the Builder Tools can be previewed and assigned to specific students or an entire class. If student accounts or classrooms were not previously created, teachers may choose to share these assignments with students via code or URL.
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Finally, here is the assignment as students will see it.
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