For district administrators
Clever Remote Learning Checklist for District Administrators
Configure Clever for Remote Learning
1. Add all digital learning resources to Clever Portal for single sign-on access
Clever is your unified digital learning platform. It provides seamless access to any learning application, weblink, or LMS utilized in your schools. Learn more about managing your Clever Portal here.
2. Set up single sign-on (SSO) into anything
Push out the Clever Browser extension to enable SSO (Saved Passwords) connections to all of your resources, on all devices. Here’s how.
3. Add School Technology Leaders to Clever
Districts with School Tech Leads on Clever are three times more likely to successfully roll out the Clever Portal. Learn more about how they can help here.
Ensure everyone can log in
4. Send login instructions to teachers and families
Remote learning can’t happen if students don’t login. Use our customizable login guide to send login instructions home (available in multiple languages here). Bonus: use our custom email templates to send login instructions to your staff in a snap.
5. Roll out Clever Family Portal so family members can assist with learning at home
Invite family members to Clever Family Portal where they can use login tools to help their students access learning resources in their Clever Portal. Learn how to invite family members to Clever here.
Ensure Remote Learning Success
6. Train your teachers on how to use Clever for remote learning
Direct teachers to Clever Academy (clever.academy) where they can complete self-guided training on how to make the most of Clever for remote learning and the Clever learning at home resource hub for teachers here.
7. Track remote learning with Clever Analytics
Use Clever’s Edtech Analytics to get insight into resource utilization for all online resources in your schools (even the ones that aren’t on Clever yet). Learn more about setting up Edtech Analytics here.
Pro tip: Use the in-product portal rollout plan for live tracking of your set up progress and guidance on helpful extra-credit activities like setting login hints and sharing free learning resources from the Clever Library with teachers.
For more information visit https://clever.com/learning-at-home/district-admins
Clever Remote Learning Checklist for Teachers
Set up your digital learning environment
1. Build out a digital classroom with Clever Teacher Pages
Clever Teacher Pages are a fully personalized learning portal that teachers can use to build a digital classroom. With Teacher Pages, a teacher can add any online learning resource to a page shared with a custom group of students, whether it’s an application, a google doc, PDF or a link to a webpage. To learn more, check out the 5 min video here.
Tip: Teachers can add links to Portal for digital assignments, using links such as Google Docs or Google Slides. See an example below and instructions for how to add links here.
2. Set up a virtual meeting space
In cases where you would still like to meet virtually with students, you can set up a virtual meeting space that’s accessed via a Clever Teacher Page. To learn more about how you can enable a virtual meeting space via Clever with Zoom, read the article here.
3. Discover new digital learning resources with Clever Library
With Clever Library, you can safely discover high-quality digital learning applications for remote learning. Clever Library contains hundreds of free resources that have been reviewed by other verified teachers on Clever. You can share any resource from the library to your classes with a single click. More info here.
Ensure everyone can log in
4. Send Clever login instructions home to families
You can use our customizable PDFs to share your district-specific login URL and instructions - available in multiple languages here. Fill these out and email or text them to parents/guardians. If parents are new to using Clever, or just want more information, send them to clever.com/families.
Ensure remote learning success
5. Track student remote learning engagement with Class Analytics
Class Analytics allows teachers to see which students have been active over the last week and what resources they’ve accessed. Use Class Analytics to ensure students are able to access the resources they need. If you see a student that needs help, you can reach out to them via the contact information provided directly in the analytics interface. More info here.
6. Communicate with students and families with Messages and Announcements
Messages lets you send 1:1 messages to students. You may also be able to message parents if your district has the Family Portal turned on. Teacher Announcements send a class-wide announcement and show up inside of a Teacher Page. Learn more about Messages here and Announcements here.
Pro tip: To learn more about making the most of Clever for your digital learning environment check out our self-guided training in Clever Academy here and our remote learning resource hub for teachers here.
Visit https://clever.com/learning-at-home/teachers to learn more
Clever Learning at Home Guide for Families
Accessing the Clever Portal
Computers or Chromebooks:
To ensure your student can access all resources in Clever with a single click, make sure to download the Clever Browser extension on your student’s device. Directions for downloading the Clever extension can be found here.
To log in, Simply navigate to clever.com/login and search for your school. Once you have found your school, Clever will remember your selection for future logins. No need to search again! Once you have selected your school, log in using your Badge or school-provided username and password.
If your school has provided you with their unique URL, click on the link and log in using your Badge or school-provided username and password.
Download the Clever iOS app. Once downloaded, you can log in by either scanning your Clever Badge or entering your school-provided username and password.
Did you know? Your username and password are managed by your school. If you are unable to log in, please reach out to your teacher for assistance. Clever Support is unable to assist with login issues.
Remote Learning with Clever
Once your student is logged in to Clever, there are several ways you and their teachers can support their remote learning using our platform.
Clever Teacher Pages allow your student’s teacher to create a custom page for each of their classes. Think of it as the teacher’s digital classroom in Clever! The teacher page is your student’s one-stop-shop for their digital learning resources where they can access learning resources along with community-building content.
Teacher messaging and announcements
Your student’s teachers now have the ability to communicate with your student directly through the Clever Portal. Teachers can use the Teacher Announcements feature to share an announcement with their entire class. With Messaging, teachers and students can also message via the Clever portal. Whether your child needs extra help or just wants a quick check in to stay connected, with Clever their teacher is only a click away!
Clever Family Portal
Clever now has a Family Portal where you can support your child and their learning.
Student login tools
Once you’ve logged into your Clever Portal family account, select the student you want to assist from the portal home page and then click the instant login button. This will automatically log the student into their Clever Portal on your device.
The Family Portal is not only a place for guardians to help their students log in but also a place where guardians can support students who are learning at home. The Clever ideas tab houses these Clever-curated resources. Our team thoroughly vets materials for clarity, relevance, reputable sourcing, and insight for families, choosing only resources that meet our rigorous criteria to share in the Family Portal.
Teacher to family messaging
Teachers can now also directly message families that have activated a Clever Family Portal. This tool gives teachers a simple and direct line to the families they support right from the Clever Portal where they’ve built their digital classroom.
We know many families will have a preferred language other than English. To help with this, the Clever Family Portal can be configured in multiple languages so family members can engage with the platform in the language that is most comfortable for them.
Please note: If your district has not yet activated the Clever Family Portal you will not be able to take advantage of these resources.
For more information visit https://clever.com/learning-at-home/families
Tip: Add a “Remote Learning” section in your district portal and include links to instructional resources and important district announcements. See below for example from Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida, and instructions here.
Tip: Send a customized email to all of your district teachers and tech leaders using Clever's email templates. In this email, be sure to include (i) your district Portal URL (ii) login instructions (iii) resources for Remote Learning.
Tip: Send an announcement to students, teachers, and staff through the Clever Portal. In this announcement, it is helpful to include school closure dates, and where to find Remote Learning resources. See example below, and instructions here.