Frequently Asked Questions about Nearpod and Virtual Learning

March 20, 2020The Nearpod Team

We know many educators are currently switching to virtual or home-based learning due to temporary school closures. Here are answers to some of the common questions we’ve gotten around using Nearpod for this learning environment.

Please note that we are providing upgraded access to all educators during the tine of their school closure. To request access, visit nearpod.com/coronavirus and fill out the form.

What do I get with upgraded access?
You’ll have access to ALL of Nearpod’s features, including student-paced mode, our library of 7,500+ pre-made lessons, and the ability to curate a school library, if you’re sharing access with your colleagues.

How do my students access Nearpod?
With Nearpod, students do not need accounts to access! When you start a lesson, you’ll launch a five-letter code. Share this code with students, or share the lesson through your LMS (like Canvas or Schoology), Google Classroom, or Microsoft Teams (here’s how).
We’ve put together some resources to teach students and their families how to access Nearpod here.

Can I use a Nearpod lesson for independent student work?
Nearpod is great for independent work! You can easily launch a lesson in student-paced mode, then share the code out with your students by email, or share through your LMS (like Canvas or Schoology), Google Classroom, or Microsoft Teams (here’s how).

Are there limits to how many students can join a Nearpod lesson?
For a live lesson, with upgraded school-level access, up to 100 students can join your lesson at the same time.
For student-paced mode, there is no limit to the number of students who can join.

Can I use Nearpod with video conferencing?
If you’re facilitating live instruction with a video conferencing tool, Nearpod is a great way to get real-time insights into student learning and deliver engaging, interactive media. Learn more about how to use Nearpod with video conferencing here.

Is Nearpod compliant with my school/district privacy policy?
Nearpod follows all applicable federal and state laws. Have further questions? Email us at: privacy@nearpod.com.

Can I use single sign on for Nearpod?
Yes! You can use Google, Office 365, Clever, or ClassLink SSO to log in to Nearpod.
For Google and Office 365, simply go to nearpod.com/login, then select your SSO option.
For Clever and ClassLink, add the Nearpod app to your portal. Then, click on the Nearpod icon to be automatically signed in!

Can I use Nearpod with my LMS, like Canvas or Schoology, or a platform like Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams?
Yes. Nearpod has robust integrations with many LMS. Learn more here.

Do you have any Family Resources we can share with our community?
Our Virtual Learning hub has a family section, with resources for explaining how students can access Nearpod from home.

Is Nearpod offering any professional development to help districts ramp up teachers?Nearpod is hosting daily webinars to get teachers up and running. Sign up here. Additionally, districts may request specialized Nearpod training for their teachers, if we have enough interest. Please reach out to your Nearpod rep for more info.

If you have more questions, or need other support, please visit nearpod.com/help or contact us at support@nearpod.com.

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