Create a Teacher Account
Visit www.SharpScholar.com click Sign Up
Click I AM A TEACHER below to sign up as a teacher.
Visit www.SharpScholar.com click Login
Enter your credentials and click Login
Note: If you forgot your password, click "Reset Password".
Create a New Course
After the login, you will be on the "My Courses" dashboard.
Click "+" show below to create a new course.
Enter the course name and click "Create New Course".
In order to enroll students into the course you can either opt to enroll the students by uploading your course roster as an excel file or if your institute has a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Blackboard, D2L, Moodle or Canvas.
Excel Based Integration
To enroll students with an excel file you need a file with three columns:
Last Name | First Name | Email
You can download a sample sheet by clicking here.
Create a New Lesson
Create a new course or select one of your current courses to start creating a class.
Click "+" to create a new class.
New Lesson Basic Info
First choose between "PDF Lesson" or "Video Lesson" depending on your content.
Next give your lesson a name.
After clicking "PDF Lesson", just follow easy on-screen instructions to upload your pdf and click "Next".
For Youtube based videos just copy/paste the url
If using a video from your computer simply click "From My Computer" and then upload you video.
After you have selected the video or added the youtube link click "Next".
Once the pdf or video are uploaded you can make the content interactive by adding questions. You can add a question by clicking Add Question.
Multiple Choice Questions
Enter the question, time at which to ask the question in mm:ss format (or page to ask in case of a pdf), choices and explanations (optional). You can add more choices by clicking the plus sign. Below the question input you can toggle the end of class option, if you wish for the question to occur at end of the lesson.
Short Answer Questions
Simply enter the question and time/page to ask or toggle at end of class to ask the question at end of class. You can also enter a sample answer to enter either a numeric answer or a sample answer. The system with give students automatic feedback for the sample answer depending on how well their answer matches the suggested one.
Check Understanding Questions
One very quickly way to gauge if students understood the lesson, is to ask them at end of the lesson or after critical points in the lesson. By default SharpScholar adds the understanding check question at end of the lesson.
After students indicate whether they are need help or understood they material, you can ask them to articulate their confusion or summarize the contents of the lesson (this is optional).
For the various types of questions you can also add some pedagogically driven advanced options. For the Multiple Choice and Short Answer questions you can add a time limit for students to answer the questions within to more accurately gauge their first reaction. For Multiple Choice Questions you can also set the number of retries students have per question.
For Short Answer Question you can set hint and a template answer. The hint will shown to students if they get a numeric answer wrong. The template answer will give students a template to follow when answering the question.
Add Annotations (PDF)
If you are teaching using a pdf you can click "Add Annotations" to add notes, highlights and drawings to guide your students through the readings or to ask questions based on the annotations.
You can share lessons in three ways:
- Direct link to the Course through
LTI or simple link
- Share the link without LMS Integration
- Share the link with LMS Integration
- Direct link to the Course through LTI or simple link
You can now preview what you class will look and feel like to students.
On this page you will also have the option to edit your class, create another class, or share it on your LMS or other systems.
In the preview you can answer the questions, ask questions, and engage with the lesson just as students do. Don't worry your data won't be saved.
View Lesson Data
Click on an existing class on the course page, see below for sample analytics.
Students and Feedback