After you assign a Quill Lesson – our synchronous, teacher-led activity – you must launch the Lesson before students can join from their device. Once you launch the Lesson, students will see a pop-up message directing them to join the Lesson.

In this article, you will learn the two places on Quill where you can launch a Lesson and some tips and tricks on navigating a Quill Lesson.

Table of Contents:

  1. Launch Lesson from Teacher Dashboard

  2. Launch Lesson from the My Activities Tab

  3. Quill Lessons Navigation

  4. Next Steps


Launch a Quill Lesson from the Teacher Dashboard

To launch a Quill Lesson from the Teacher Dashboard, log into your Quill account. Then, scroll down until you see the “Present a live lesson” box.

Present a live lesson section on the teacher dashboard

In the box, you will see the Lesson’s title, which class it is assigned to, and a button to present the live lesson.

Click the “Present” button next to the Lesson title and class name that you would like to complete the Lesson with.

Present button in the present a live lesson box highlighted

Then, click the “Select” button to launch the Lesson.

Select button on the launch lessons interface highlighted

Once you see the Quill Lessons interface, you have successfully launched the Lesson and students can join the Lesson by logging into their Quill accounts.

Quill Lessons interface, indicating that the lesson has been successfully launched

Launch a Quill Lesson from the My Activities Tab

To launch a Quill Lesson from the “My Activities” tab, click the “My Activities” tab, then click the “Launch Lessons” link under the tab.

My activities tab and launch lessons link highlighted

To change the class you are launching a Lesson with, click the class name dropdown menu above the Lesson’s name.

Class name dropdown menu highlighted

Once you have selected the class, click the “Launch Lesson” button.

Launch lesson button highlighted

Then, click the “Select” button to launch the Lesson.

Select button on the launch lessons interface highlighted

Once you see the Quill Lessons interface, you have successfully launched the Lesson and students can join the Lesson by logging into their Quill accounts.

Quill Lessons interface, indicating that the lesson has been successfully launched

Quill Lessons Navigation

Check out our Quill Lessons navigation video to see the tool in action!

To change slides, you can either use the right arrow key on your keyboard, click the “Next” button at the bottom of the right side of the screen, or click the slide thumbnail on the left side of the screen.

Next slide button highlighted
Change slides by clicking the slide thumbnail

In the top right corner of the screen, you will see the following toolbar:

Quill Lessons toolbar

When the red dot turns green, that means a student has logged into the Lesson.

The magic wand icon allows you to customize the Lesson.

Customize lesson icon

The download icon allows you to download a PDF lesson plan that you can share with administrators and colleagues or save for your records.

Download lesson icon

After students submit a response during the Lesson, you can flag any students that you would like to pull for small-group or follow-up instruction after the Lesson. The flag icon shows the name of students that you have flagged throughout the Lesson.

Flagged students icon

The pop-up window icon allows you to enter projector mode, where you can view the slides in full screen on your projector or device.

Projector mode icon

The person icon allows you to enter “Watch Teacher” mode. This will pause students’ screens and instruct them to watch their teacher.

Watch teacher icon

The exit icon allows you to save and exit the Lesson. When you save and exit, you can return to the Lesson at a later date.

Save and exit icon

The question mark icon allows you to view a Quill Lessons tutorial and support center articles.

Questions icon

Next Steps

Now that you know how to launch and navigate a Quill Lesson, be sure to check out these next-step articles!


Have more questions?

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