ESL Teacher Video Tutorials
We've crafted a series of training videos to get you moving.
Start here to get a full picture of the different features of our ESL Teacher Toolkit.
Video 1: Intro: how to find and launch a lesson immediately
We show you how to deliver a great first lesson with very little preparation. We'll show you the "go-to" lesson we use when we need to find something fast for a first lesson with new students.
Video 2: Navigating the Off2Class lesson library
We show you how to navigate the Off2Class lesson library. We’ll look at the multi-skill lessons in the Step-By-Step Curriculum as well as the single-skill lessons, and we’ll make sure you can always find what you’re looking for.
Video 3: How to create accounts for your students
In this video, we'll show you the fastest, easiest way to create a new account for a student, so that you can spend as little time doing admin, and get into a lesson with a student as quickly as possible.
Video 4: How to enroll your students into a live lesson
In this video, we'll show you how to enroll a student or group of students into a live lesson. There are actually 4 ways to do this, and I’ll show you each one. Then we’ll go through the actual mechanics of launching a lesson, and what it’s like from both the teacher perspective and the student perspective.
Video 5: Understanding the Off2Class Classroom and Interactive Tools
In this video, we'll show you what the Off2Class classroom looks like from both the teacher’s and student’s perspectives, and show you how to use the interactive classroom tools to personalize every lesson you teach with your students.
Video 6: Save your video conference link to Off2Class
In this video we’ll show you how to set up Zoom.us, a popular video conferencing software platform, so that it integrates with Off2Class. The result will be a seamless experience of logging into the classroom for both you and your students.
Video 7: How to teach online lessons with Zoom
In this video, we'll show you how to teach online lessons using Zoom.us, one of the most popular video conferencing platforms.
Video 8: How to teach online lessons with Skype
In this video we’ll show you how to teach online lessons using Skype, or any other videoconferencing platform that doesn’t use links to open classrooms.
Video 9: How to teach in-person lessons to students with devices
We'll show you how to teach one or more students when you’re in the same physical location (like a classroom) and your students have their own devices which they’ll use to log in to Off2Class to interact with the classroom tools.
Video 10: How to teach in-person lessons using a single device
In this video we’ll show you how to teach one or more students when you’re in the same physical location (like a classroom) where the teacher is the only one with a device, and is using a projector/smart board or just sharing their laptop or tablet.
Video 11: How to create and teach a group of students
In this video, we'll show you how to teach groups. We’ll show you how to create groups and enroll them into lessons in one click.
Video 12: How to assigning homework to students
In this video, we'll talk about one of the most important aspects of the Off2Class platform, and that’s homework. Today we’ll show you how to assign homework to your ESL students.
Video 13: How to review your students’ homework
In this video we’ll show you how to review and grade students’ homework assignments once they submit them, and how to share that information with your students.
Video 14: How to send the Placement Test
In this video we'll show you how to send the Off2Class Placement Test, which is perfect to send to new students for an excellent idea of their language strengths and weaknesses to design a customized course for them. Our Placement Test will match every student error to the lesson in our library that will fix it for a truly customized course.
Video 15: How to review your student’s Placement Test results
In this video, we'll show you how to review your student’s Placement Test results. We’ll go step by step through each part of the Placement Test results and we’ll show you exactly how to interpret those results, along with what to do next.
Video 16: How to add your own content using our whiteboard, the canvas
In this video, we'll show you how to use the canvas, our whiteboarding tool, from within the Off2Class classroom to give you a more detailed idea about how you can use it to add rich content and enhance your lessons.
Video 17: Solving student issues quickly and easily
In this video, we'll help you resolve student issues quickly by showing you how to log in as your student so that you can see what they see. I'll also help you address any student login or password issues!
Video 18: Understanding your teacher profile and settings
In this video, we’ll go through the different parts of your teacher profile, showing what each of the settings means and how to change them. This includes what email notifications you can enable and disable for both you and your students.
Video 19: Saving notes on your students
In this video, we’ll talk about the note feature on Off2Class. We’ll show you how to take notes on your students, when you might want to, and how to access them.
Video 20: How to deactivate, delete, or change student settings
In this video, we’ll show you how to delete students that you’re no longer teaching, as well as understand the rest of your student’s profile page, including changing their information like email and password.
Video 21: How to create a custom learning plan for a student
In this video, we’ll show you how to make a customized learning plan for your students. Using the results of the placement test, your favorite lessons, and your student’s goals and objectives, you can create a learning plan that is truly one-of-a-kind for each student, with minimal effort.
Video 22: How to assign work to your student asynchronously
In this video, we’ll show you how to assign work to your students asynchronously. Whether you want to design a blended or self-study program, or if you want to use the flipped classroom, we’ll show you how you can set up assignments for your student to do on their own.
Video 23: Using the Off2Class games
In this video, we’ll talk about the games on Off2Class: when they might be a fun thing to do with your students, and how to set them up.