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How do I use Writable together with Ed and Canvas?
How do I use Writable together with Ed and Canvas?

Guidance for HMH Ed users who also use Canvas to roster and assign to their classes.

Updated over a week ago

If your school or district uses both HMH Ed and Canvas, we recommend choosing to either use Ed rosters or Canvas rosters, not both. You may have already imported classes when you logged into Writable for the first time!

Choosing one source for your rosters helps to prevent duplicate assignments and avoids confusion for students. To help in deciding whether to use Ed or Canvas, let's look at these two questions:

1. Where do students typically access their assignments?

2. Do you want Writable assignment grades to be synced to your gradebook?

  • If students access most assignments through Canvas and you would like to sync grades to your Canvas gradebook, follow these steps to use your Canvas classes.

  • If students access HMH Ed for their assignments, but you would still like to sync grades to your Canvas grade book click here to use your Canvas classes.

  • If students access HMH Ed for their assignments and you do not use the Canvas gradebook, follow these directions to use your Ed classes.

Still not sure which to use? Check with your school or district Writable Admin or reach out to us at support@writable.com for more guidance.

NOTE: Your school or district must be set up with a Writable and Canvas integration in order to import and assign to Canvas classes and for grades to sync to your grade book. Only Canvas Administrators can set up a Writable and Canvas integration.
Read more about setting up a Writable-Canvas link here.


Option 1: Use Canvas Classes

Check out these resources if your students access most assignments through Canvas and you would like to sync grades to your Canvas gradebook. If students access assignments through HMH Ed but you would still like grades to sync to a Canvas gradebook, we recommend these steps as well.

  • How do I import my Canvas Classes?

    • Follow these steps to import your Canvas classes into Writable.

    • If you do not see an 'Import Canvas Classes' option in your Writable account, follow these steps to create an assignment. Your Canvas classes will then be imported automatically.

  • How do I archive my Ed classes?

  • How do I assign to my Canvas courses?

    • Follow these directions to assign to your Canvas courses within Writable.

    • If you use Writable within Canvas, click here to learn how to create a Writable assignment in Canvas.

  • How do students find their Writable assignments?

    • Students will follow these steps to find their Writable assignments in Canvas (recommended).

    • Once students have signed in to Writable through Canvas and connected their account to your roster, they can then log in to Writable from HMH Ed to access assignments.

      Note: If you plan to assign HMH Curriculum assignments in Writable (Into Literature, Into Reading etc.) students will need to launch Writable from Ed to view the digital student edition in their Writable assignments.


Option 2: Use HMH Ed Classes

Check out these resources if your students access most assignments through HMH Ed and you do not want Writable grades to sync to a gradebook.

  • How do students find their Writable assignments?

    • Students will log into HMH Ed and follow these directions to launch Writable and view their Writable assignments.


      Note: At this time individual Writable assignments do not show in Ed. Students must launch into Writable to view and complete their writing assignments.

If you would like more guidance on which classes to use, please reach out to our team at support@writable.com or in the Live Chat.


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