Getting Started for Teachers

This Getting Started Guide for Teachers provides a quick overview of the functionality available through Sadlier Connect.  The products shown on the screens will vary depending on your school's products and assigned to you.

Logging In

You should have received a welcome email with your account information and your school-specific website address to access your digital products.   The welcome email also contains your username and password.   You should not share this email or the information contained in it with others. If you did not receive the email, you might need to check your spam or junk email folder.

In the example image, you should see your school’s name.  If you do not see your school's name or know your school-specific website address see your teacher for that information.

Enter your username and password in the field provided and click the  “Log In” button to log in and access your assignments and materials.


Upon logging into Sadlier Connect, you will see the Dashboard. The teacher library is where you will access all the content you have licenses for in Sadlier Connect.

The Library is your launchpad into the products you have access to in Sadlier Connect.  The result of clicking on a product leads you to all the resources available to you for the selected product.

What you see on the Dashboard is determined by the products you are using. Not all products currently have the LessonPlanner option.

Your Assignments and Alerts will not include data on the Dashboard until you start adding assignments and students begin submitting them.

Customizing Your Library

You can customize your Library by marking products you need to use as your “Favorites”. To set a product as your “Favorite,” select the star to the right of the product image. Next, select the star to unmark it as one of your favorite products.

You can then change the “Filter”, which products control the products displayed on your library and dashboard. For example, place a checkmark in “Favorites”, then de-select the other filter criteria to show only your “Favorite” products.  The “Filter” is the tab to the left on your bookshelf and dashboard product selectors.

Account Settings

You can edit your account information by selecting “My Account”. This feature allows you to update information like your username, password, and email address.

Product Preferences

Product Preferences allow you to make products not visible to your account if you do not wish to use them. You may not hide products for which you have made assignments to your students.

Alert Preferences

Sadlier Connect will help alert you when students or a significant part of the class struggle on a particular standard.  You can adjust how these warnings will work based on your preferences.  

You configure your alert preferences through the "Account Settings" icon in the top right corner of your screen. You determine the types of assessments you would like alerts to be triggered and the minimum number of questions asked per standard.  The other settings tune your proficiency levels and when student alerts escalate to a class alert.

Main Navigation

Located along the top of your screen, you will find your main navigation items. 

You can adjust the assignment list by using the filter to display only open, pending, graded, or to-be-graded assignments.  Reports will provide you access to various reports that you can run to see how your students are progressing through the product materials.

Only some products include the Lesson Planner at this time.

Class Management

The icons in the top right of the screen are for Settings, Messaging, Help, and Account Settings.

The settings icon includes the ability to manage students and classes.

The messaging leads to a Sadlier Connect messaging system that teachers can communicate with students and their parents. Students cannot interact with other students.  Teachers can only interact with students that are in one of their classes.  Your school administrator can turn off the messaging feature.

The help icon will lead you to our self-service site. If you cannot find the answers you need, you can find our technical support and customer service contact information.

The last Icon is labeled with your initials and is your Account Menu.

Accessing Product Resources

One can access their product resources from the library. Just select the product from the library that you would like to access.  You will then land on the “Product Resources” page from which you can choose resources you want to use in the classroom.  Also, you can create assignments for your students from these resources.

The resources available for the products do vary across programs.  Therefore, the digital products and resources available to you are controlled by what products your school purchased.  You can find online student edition eBooks, online teacher edition eBooks, assessments, games, multi-media resources, including audio and video.  All of the resources for a particular program available are at your fingertips. Select the product icon from your library.

Product Resources

Once you are comfortable using one product, you can comfortably use any other products on Sadlier Connect.  While the structure and resources available will vary, the navigation and functionality will remain the same.

On the left side of the screen, you will find your product navigator.  The information contained in this section is product-specific and will vary across products.

One can select any navigation links that form the program's overall structure to access the materials for that unit or chapter.  

Sadlier Connect groups resources using categories to make it easy for you to locate the ones you need.
The resources are available for the selected unit display in the middle panel of the screen.  

Selecting the resource name will view the actual resource.  
The preview icon, the first of the three icons, will update the preview pane to provide you with some information about the resource. Information contained in the preview pane will be a thumbnail of the resource, the name, as well as the correlations for that resource to state or national standards.

Create an Assignment

To create an assignment from the "Product Resources" page, select the assignment icon that is the image in the middle of the actions icons.

You will select the class or classes that you would like to create the assignment. Then, the rest of the information will be pre-populated for you based on your selected resource.  

The assignment name, as well as the start and end date, can be changed by you. 

Listed at the bottom of the screen, you will see only the students in the selected class. If you do not want a student assigned the content, unmark the checkbox to the left of their name.  One can also set up groups within your class then make assignments for a group of students.

With resources that can be completed online by students, you have the option of scrambling the order of the questions.  One can do this by selecting the checkbox to the left of the "Scramble Questions" option.
You can get to all of the assignments you have created by selecting the “Assignments” icon in the main navigation bar.

If you have an assignment that requires you to grade all or part of the assignment, you will see a badge indicating how many assignments need grading.  You can grade these assignments from the “Assignment List”.

Assignments List

Contains a list of all the assignments you have created for your students. You can sort the display by clicking on the column headers.

You can see the name of the assignment, its start and end date, the status, how many students have completed the assignment, and the number of students it was assigned.

You can use the “Filter” on the left side of the screen to apply filters to your assignment list to make it more manageable.  

There are actions available for assignments.  These are the icons in the last column of the “Assignment List” table.

You can view the resource, modify the assignment, access a class assignment report, or grade the assignment if it requires a teacher to grade it.  The system will auto-grade assignments when possible.  The "Grade Assignments" function is disabled unless the resource needs a teacher to grade it.

Once the first student starts to take an assignment, you will not be able to delete it.

One can re-assign an assignment after it has been once the students complete the assignment.  You have the flexibility to re-assign to an entire class, a group of students, or an individual student. 

You can extend assignments by selecting the edit assignment icon.


Sadlier Connect contains a variety of reports for you to track the progress and performance of your students.  Many of the reports allow you to drill down into additional levels of detail.  All of the reports screens have a “Filter” section displayed at the top of the report.  Some reports require you to set filters before you see any data.  You must select the “Apply Filter” button for the filter to take effect.  

One can get additional information by interacting with the report. Select the icons to find information about the student's answers and the distribution of responses. 

In addition, choosing a percentage number to the right of the name will show you the detail of how the student answered the assignment. 

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