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How do I navigate Quill Lessons?
How do I navigate Quill Lessons?

Learn how to navigate a Quill Lesson after launching it.

Updated over a week ago

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See a video about navigating Quill Lessons

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


Navigate through the slides of a Quill Lesson

To navigate through the slides of a Quill Lesson, you can either click the right arrow key on your keyboard or click the Next button at the bottom right of the teacher view of the Quill Lesson.

Next slide button highlighted

In addition, you can click on any of the slides on the left side of the teacher view of the Quill Lesson.

Change slides by clicking the slide thumbnail


Navigate a Teacher Model slide

On a Teacher Model slide, type in the Your Model: field to model writing a response for the prompt.


Navigate a Student Practice slide

On Student Practice slides, as students submit their responses for the prompt, you will see their responses populate.

As students submit their responses for the prompt, you may take any of the actions below.

Anonymously display student responses

For each student practice slide, you can select and anonymously display student responses to encourage your students to discuss and better understand the relevant writing skill.

Prompt students to retry a prompt

After displaying and discussing some student responses, if some students did not correctly use the relevant writing skill, you may click the circular arrow icon in the Have Student Retry column to the far right of their names to prompt them to submit a new response.

Flag students

During a Quill Lesson, you may notice that a few students may benefit from practicing the relevant writing skill further. If you would like to flag a student for further practice, please click the flag icon in the Flag column. Please note that students will not be notified if you flag them.

Throughout the Quill Lesson, you may hover over the flag icon in the upper right corner to easily see the students whom you have flagged.


Navigate the toolbar in a Quill Lesson

In the upper right corner of the teacher view of the Quill Lesson, you will see the toolbar below.

Quill Lessons toolbar

When the red dot on this toolbar turns green, it indicates that a student has joined the Quill Lesson.

The magic wand icon allows you to customize the Quill Lesson.

Customize lesson icon

The Download Lesson Plan icon allows you to download a PDF of the Quill Lesson plan that you can share with administrators and colleagues or save for your records.

Download lesson icon

When students submit responses during the Quill Lesson, you can flag any students for further instruction. The flag icon shows the names of the students whom you have flagged throughout the Quill Lesson.

Flagged students icon

The Launch Projector icon allows you to view the student view of the Quill Lesson in a separate window, which you can project for your students' reference.

Projector mode icon

The Watch Teacher icon allows you to pause the student view of the Quill Lesson and prompt students to watch you.

Watch teacher icon

The Save and Exit Lesson icon allows you to exit Quill Lesson, save your progress, and later resume the Quill Lesson.

Save and exit icon

The question mark icon allows you to view a tutorial about how to use Quill Lessons and Support Center articles about Quill Lessons.

Questions icon


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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