The Clever Library is a place for teachers to discover, learn about, and adopt new resources for their classroom. Resources in the Library can be added to a teacher’s Teacher Page for easy access by students and teachers.
As a district administrator, you can recommend particular resources to your teachers, promoting them in the Library and encouraging teachers to adopt them, and you can also block resources if necessary.
When a teacher adopts a Library application with SSO, Clever shares only the absolute minimum information: student first name, last initial, grade level, and course enrollment.
Clever does not share any sensitive information with Library applications, including student number, SIS ID, email, state ID, school/district information, or any demographic information about the student.
To recommend resources, go to the Library page of the Clever Dashboard under the Portal heading.
Your recommendations will be highlighted with your district’s branding, so in order to recommend resources we suggest adding a district abbreviation. Choose an abbreviation that will be recognizable to teachers - for example, Clever Unified School District might use the abbreviation “CUSD”.
Recommend a resource by searching for it by name. We also encourage adding notes to your recommendations to highlight to teachers why and for what purpose a resource is recommended. You may also delete a recommendation at any time.
If you’d like to recommend a resource that is not yet in the Library, send us a note at email@example.com with the name and URL so that we can create the appropriate entry.
How Recommendations Appear to Teachers
Resources that are recommended will appear front and center when a teacher visits the Library.
When a teacher visits a recommended resource, your recommendation and associated notes are featured prominently.
Viewing Library Installs
To view applications that have been installed by teachers, navigate to Support Tools > Teacher Installs. Here you will be able to view the number of installs, and logins by application.
To view installs with greater detail, scroll to the bottom and select Export teacher install data
The information provided in the downloadable CSV is described below:
|teacher_id||The Clever ID of the teacher that installed the resource|
|first_name||The first name of the teacher that installed the resource|
|last_name||The last name of the teacher that installed the resource|
|The email address of the teacher that installed the resource|
|school||The school of the teacher that installed the resource|
|app_id||The Clever ID of the resource installed|
|app_name||The name of the installed resource|
|install_date||The date the teacher added the resource|
If there are particular resources that your district prohibits, you may also add them to a block list. For instance, if your district firewall blocks specific websites, you may block them in the Library as well. Blocking a resource will remove the resource from all pages where a teacher is browsing resources.
If a teacher searches for or tries to install a blocked resource, they will be shown the message below explaining that the resource is blocked, along with any editors’ notes that you add explaining your rationale.
If a teacher installed the resource was added by a teacher prior to being blocked by the district, the teacher and their students will retain access to the resource. If you would like the resource removed for users that installed it, please contact Clever Support. We will request that communication be sent to teachers to alert them of the upcoming changes to their accounts. Once complete, our team will securely remove the Library resource from their Clever Portal.
To edit the list of resources blocked in your district, go to the Settings tab of the Library, and click 'View Block List'. Blocking a resource requires a note explaining why the resource is blocked, which will be shown to teachers when they search for or try to install a blocked resource.
Turning off Library
Resources that were added by teachers prior to the Library being disabled will still be available to those teachers and their students. If you would like these resources removed, contact Clever Support.
We will request that communication be sent to teachers to alert them of the upcoming changes to their accounts. Once complete, our team will securely remove the Library resources from their Clever Portal.