How to Add a Co-Teacher

Adding a co-teacher allows you and another teacher to assign articles and monitor students’ activity. As a co-teacher, you will be able to take the following actions:

  • view your co-teachers assignments

  • see your shared students' annotations, write responses, and quiz scores

  • create assignments to a shared group of students

Both teachers must be associated with the same school on Newsela. Follow these steps to add a co-teacher for different types of classes:

Adding a co-teacher to a Newsela classroom, created with a class code

  1. Navigate to your Classes tab by clicking your name in the upper right-hand corner and selecting the Classes tab from the settings menu.

  2. Select a class and click the envelope icon.

  3. Enter the name or email address of the teacher you'd like to invite. (You can only invite teachers who have Newsela accounts at your school. If the teacher is not appearing when you search, they may need to create a Newsela account or change their school.)  

  4. Check off the co-teacher's name and click Invite.

Note: Once you add a co-teacher, you cannot remove the co-teacher. 

Adding a co-teacher to a Google Classroom in Newsela

  1. In Google Classroom, add your co-teacher. The co-teacher will need to accept an e-mail invitation from Google Classroom.

  2. On Newsela, have your co-teacher also import the Google Classroom on their Classes tab. Both teachers need to have imported the Google Classroom.

Note: Both teachers must select the same Google grade level when importing to Newsela. If one teacher removes the class on Newsela, it will also be removed from the co-teacher's Newsela account.

Adding a co-teacher to a Clever classroom in Newsela

Co-teachers in a Clever classroom on Newsela must be added in Clever.

For more information on how to sync a co-teacher to a Clever classroom in Newsela, you can refer to Clever's Support Center: https://support.clever.com/hc/s/articles/115000988748?language=en_US

Adding a co-teacher to a Canvas classroom in Newsela

Co-teachers in a Canvas classroom on Newsela must be added in Canvas.

For more information on how to sync a co-teacher to a Canvas classroom in Newsela, you can contact your school's Canvas administrator.

Adding a co-teacher to a Classlink classroom in Newsela:

Co-teachers in a Classlink classroom on Newsela must be added in Classlink.

For more information on how to sync a co-teacher to a Classlink classroom in Newsela, you can contact your school's Classlink administrator.

Adding a co-teacher to a Schoology classroom in Newsela

When you'd like to add a co-teacher to a class you've imported via Schoology, they will need to be added in Schoology to be co-teachers for that classroom in Newsela.

Please contact your Schoology admin or follow the directions here to add co-teachers to courses in Schoology.