Step 1: Sign up for a teacher account
Follow these instructions to learn how to sign up for your account as a teacher.
💡Already have a NoRedInk account? Welcome back! Click here to log in using your NoRedInk username/email and password, Google single sign-on, or Clever single sign-on.
General sign up instructions
1. Go to https://www.noredink.com/signup.
2. Click “I’m a teacher.”
3. Sign up using the “Sign up with Google option” to enable Google single sign-on or fill out the form below to create a NoRedInk login using an email and password.
4. Click “Sign up for a teacher account.”
Sign up with Clever
If your Premium school or district uses Clever to access classroom apps, follow the instructions in this article to learn how to either set up a brand new NoRedInk account that is connected with Clever or how to connect your existing NoRedInk with Clever.
Step 2: Create your classes
When you log in to your NoRedInk account for the first time, you’ll be prompted to create at least one class. To add more classes, follow the steps below.
Create a new class
1. Click on your name in the top right corner.
2. Click “Manage Classes.”
3. Click the “Add Class” button and fill out the form that appears with the class name and grade level.
Note: Grade levels are simply for administrative purposes. It will not affect the level of content students see.
If your Premium school or district uses Clever and all your classes are synced, there’s no need to create your classes in NoRedInk. These classes will automatically sync with your courses in Clever. Read more about using NoRedInk with Clever here.
You can edit your class names in NoRedInk in your “Manage Classes” page (click on the gear icon or navigate to this page by click on your name in the top right corner). Name changes made in NoRedInk to Clever Secure Sync classes will not be reflected in Clever or your SIS.
Step 3: Activate Premium content
In light of the many school closures due to COVID-19, we’ve expanded our free offering to include many Premium features. No code is required! Learn more here.
Once Premium is activated in your account, yellow Premium flags on your Dashboard will show you which of your classes have access to Premium content.
Students will not need activate Premium in their accounts. By being enrolled in a Premium class, they’ll have access to Premium content.
If your school is using a site license (unlimited classes), Premium content will be activated for all your classes as soon as a Premium code is added to your account. If your school has a limited number of licenses, you will also need to add the code to the individual classes that will be using Premium. Follow the instructions below to learn how to activate Premium in your account.
Activate your Premium code in account settings
If you've received a NoRedInk Premium code from your school, you'll need to add it to your account in order to activate Premium. Here's how:
- Click on your name in the top-right corner of the screen and then click "Settings."
- In the top box, enter your Premium code. Each school's Premium code is unique.
- Click "Update Account." A pale blue bar will appear across the top of the screen to let you know that the Premium was successfully activated.
If your school purchased a site license, you are all set. You'll see that each class has access to Premium content () on your Dashboard.
Additional instructions for activating Premium for each class (non-site licenses)
Activate Premium classes from your DashboardIf you're seeing the banner below on your Dashboard, it means that Premium has been activated in your account, but you'll need to complete an extra step to activate Premium access for each class.
1. From your Dashboard, click on the link in the banner to select the classes that should be Premium.
2. Select each class that should have access to Premium content.
If you're not sure which classes should be Premium, make sure to check with your administrator first. You can always activate Premium for the right classes later from the Dashboard banner or from your Manage Classes page.
Activate Premium classes from your Manage Classes page
Below are instructions for an alternative way to activate Premium for each class from your Manage Classes page.
- Navigate to your Manage Classes page.
- For each class that should have access to Premium content, click "Activate Premium" while in the Details tab.
Step 4: Add students
💡 Using NoRedInk during distance learning? Click here to learn how to get students added quickly!
Students will need to join your NoRedInk class so that they can access the class assignments. You can invite students to join your NoRedInk class by sharing your class invite link or class code, or you can manually add students to your NoRedInk classes and share each of their usernames and passwords with them so that they can log in. Click on the options below for step-by-step instructions.
Invite students to join your class (recommended)
Share your class invite link
An invite link is a URL that is pre-populated with your class code for quick student access. When students sign into or sign up for NoRedInk via your class invite link, their account will be automatically associated with your class (so there's no need for students to add the class code again). The link will look something like: https://www.noredink.com/join/class-code-5
Find your invite link
Share your class code
Alternatively, you can simply share the unique class code alone. Students will be able to enter the class code while they're signing up for a new NoRedInk student account, or from their homepage if they already have an existing NoRedInk account.
Find your class code
Share your invite link in a letter to students
To help you share instructions with your students and their families, we’ve created a sample invitation letter where you can include your class invite link. You'll want to make sure each of your classes have access to their correct NoRedInk invite link or class code. Don’t forget to paste in your own invite link!
Click here to download a PDF of the letter. For each class, replace the example invite link with your own. Be sure to download the PDF and save your changes before sharing with students!
Add students manually
Inputting students names on your "Manage Classes" page creates a brand new NoRedInk account for each student you add. We only recommend adding students manually if students cannot sign up for NoRedInk on their own and if they do not already have a NoRedInk account.
Students won't need a separate class code since they'll be added directly to your class, but you will need to share each student's username and passwords with them so that they know how to log in.
How to manually add students
Share student usernames and default passwords
Be sure to let students know their usernames and passwords. By default, the password will be 1234567 but students can change this later.
If your school uses Clever, your classes in NoRedInk will automatically sync with your class roster. Therefore, you won't see an option to add students.
Students will join your class automatically after they log in to NoRedInk via Clever and/or they link their accounts with Clever. Learn more here.
Tips for helping students set up their NoRedInk accounts
☑️ If you're getting started on NoRedInk during distance learning, the easiest way to add students to your class will be to use the invite links. You can use the sample invite letter to share instructions and your class invite link with students and parents at home.
☑️ Share our Parent Guide to NoRedInk with parents and guardians of students in your class.
☑️ Have students sign up or connect their accounts with Google (for Google SSO). Linking a Google account allows students to sign in to NoRedInk quickly. Students that are being invited via class code or invite link can "sign up with Google" or, if students already have a NoRedInk account, they can link their existing account with Google.
☑️Use the "Students" tab in your "Manage Classes" page to help you troubleshoot login issues and manage your roster. You can learn how to troubleshoot common student account questions here.
☑️Make sure students have access to the correct assignments. You can learn how to troubleshoot this and other common assignment questions here.
Now that you've set up your account and classes, it's time to learn how to create your first assignment! Click here to continue.