Writable licenses enable collaboration between teachers and administrators in the same school or district. As an administrator of a Writable license, you have access to features that allow you to support users and unify instructional resources and assessments for your school or district.

Getting Started

Once a license is created for your school or district, teachers will join the license as they login from app.writable.com or their various LMSs (i.e. HMH Ed, Schoology, Canvas, and My.HRW).

Note: HMH Ed admins cannot currently launch from Ed into Writable. You will need to create an account at app.writable.com, then contact Writable Support to be added as an admin to a Writable license.

Setting Teachers Up For Success

Share the Getting Started Guides with teachers so they can learn to navigate Writable. You can also find free professional development at www.writable.com/academy, including recorded webinars.

What can a Writable admin do?

1. Monitor Seats Consumed & Add More Admins: Writable admins can monitor the usage of Writable and can control who can view growth monitoring data and writing across a school or district. Admins can:

  • View all teachers that have logged into Writable
  • View total seats used
  • View which teachers have students who have used seats
  • Change a teacher's role from/to Admin, Teacher, or Viewer. [Admins - can change the license and see all data within a district or school; Viewer - can see all student data associated with teachers/classes in their school, but they cannot configure the license. Teacher - can only see student data that is associated with students in their classes.]

2. 'My District' Sharing: The 'My District' tab inside 'Explore' allows you to unify literacy instruction using shared rubrics, checklists, and standards. With this easy-to-customize "launch" page, it’s simple to share assignments, assessments, and rubrics to all teachers. Learn how to use the My District page.

3. Growth Monitoring: The 'Report' page allows district and school admins to see all graded writing by skill, standard, or checklist item – and export scores and writing. You can set up school-level admins to see their own building growth, while district-level coaches and leaders can monitor progress at a wider level. Teachers always have access to their own students' progress.

4. Shared Assessments: Shared assessments in Writable allow a school or district administrator to create and share an assessment with teachers in their school/district. These assessments have a couple of features that make them different from other shared assignments in the app and can help streamline the assessment process.

Shared assessments can only be edited by the owner: This ensures all teachers are using the appropriate content/rubrics. It also prevents version control issues that arise when administrators want to make changes to an assessment that’s already been shared.

To learn how to create a shared assessment, read the following help center article: How do I set up a shared assessment?

5. Rubric Sharing: You can create a rubric, save it, and then publish it for other teachers in the district or school. Sharing a rubric with others in your school or District makes it possible for them to find and use the rubric with their class. This is especially helpful if you're adapting rubrics that are specific to your district or school and you don't want everyone creating their own versions of the same rubric. To learn how to create a shared rubric, read the following help center article, How do I share a rubric with my school/district?

6. Team Grading: Team grading lets administrators or randomly distribute student writing to a group of teachers you select from your license. This can be useful when grading assessments, so submissions are randomly and evenly distributed. It's also helpful when calibrating teacher grading, allowing you to see if any teachers are giving higher or lower grades compared to other teachers in the group. To learn how to create a Team Grading job, read the following help center article, How do I assign team grading or calibrate teacher grading?

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