Onboarding guide

Learn how to implement Quill in your classes this school year!

Updated over a week ago

To access this guide in printable PDF format, click here.

You can sign up for a new Quill account with Google, Clever, or a username/password combination. If you are a returning teacher, log in to your existing Quill account.

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After logging in, connect your Quill account to your school to be linked to any existing or future School Premium or District Premium subscriptions!

You can create classes on Quill manually, through Google Classroom, or Clever. Watch the video above or click the tutorial links below for step-by-step instructions.

  • Option a. Teacher creates classes and adds students by first and last name.
    Students log in with Quill-generated usernames and passwords.
    Option b. Teacher creates classes and invites students with an invitation link or the class code. Students create their own accounts.

    Click here to learn more about creating manual classes.

  • Teacher imports rosters from Google Classroom. Students log in to Quill using their Google emails.

    Click here to learn more about Google Classroom rostering.

  • Teacher imports rosters from Clever. Students log in to Quill using their Clever accounts (directly from Quill's login page or by clicking the Quill application in their Clever dashboards).
    Click here to learn more about Clever rostering.

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After creating/importing your rosters, add co-teachers to your new classes and archive last year's classes.

The Assign Activities page is the place to look for, preview, and assign activities.

Click on the Assess student writing with a diagnostic card to preview and assign a Baseline Diagnostic. Our Baseline Diagnostics help you discover the gaps in students' writing skills and assign a personalized learning plan of activities to address these gaps. Our Baseline Diagnostics (Pre) and Growth Diagnostics (Post) cover a wide variety of concepts, and the ELL Diagnostics include instructions in 16 different languages. It's the perfect way to get your students started on Quill!

Estimated time: 15 - 30 minutes

Independent Practice

Click on the Explore all activities in our activity library card to search our entire library of activities. Our Grammar, Connect, and Proofreader activities can be completed independently, and students receive instant targeted feedback as they submit responses. These activities are automatically scored by Quill, and you can access students' proficiencies, scores, and responses in our data reports.

Estimated time: 10 - 15 minutes

🎒 Grade level: 4th-12th

Click on the Explore all activities in our activity library card to search for our brand-new reading-comprehension and writing activities. Reading for Evidence provides texts for students and then engages them through open-ended writing prompts. Quill's artificial intelligence (AI) automatically evaluates student responses and provides instant targeted feedback for each prompt to coach students through strengthening their writing and better representing key ideas from the text.

Estimated time: 15 - 20 minutes

🎒 Grade level: 8th-12th

Whole-Class Instruction

Click on the Explore all activities in our activity library card to search our entire library of activities. Quill Lessons enable teachers to lead whole-class and small-group writing instruction through interactive slides.

Estimated time: 20 - 30 minutes

🎒 Grade level: 4th-12th

Our data reports provide various data points to track student progress and writing skill proficiency and inform the next steps in your writing instruction. Learn how to access our basic (free) data reports in the video below.

Basic Reports:

Activity Summary Report

Track activity progress and mastery with color-coded icons. Learn more.

Activity Analysis Report

See individual student responses and scores and whole-class averages on questions. Learn more.

Diagnostics Report

View what the writing skills students where students are proficient and the writing skills where they need extra practice, view class-wide trends in writing skill proficiency and prompts in a Quill Diagnostic, and assign practice recommendation activities. Learn more.

Quill Premium Reports:

Activity Scores Report

View, download, and print a report with individual student scores per activity pack and activity. Great for sharing with students, parents/guardians, and admin! Learn more.

Concepts Report

Find out which skills students have practiced and share their overall writing strengths and areas for growth through a printable PDF. Learn more.

Standards Report

View and share your students’ overall progress on each of the Common Core State Standards. Learn more.

Data Export Feature

Export student and class-wide data as a CSV file. Learn more.

Have more questions?

Please feel free to send a message to the Quill team using the green message bubble on the bottom right corner of the screen or email us at support@quill.org.

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