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How to access Learning Ally

Rhianon Gutierrez Updated by Rhianon Gutierrez

What is Learning Ally and who has access?

Learning Ally is an online tool that provides access to a library of audiobooks for students who need support with reading.

Teachers and school-based staff will have access to Learning Ally via Clever, provided that the school has at least one person identified as a Qualifier in Learning Ally.

How do I become an Instructor (Previously referred to as a Qualifier) or find my school's Instructor?
Users who see the app in their portal should locate their school's Instructor to partner with them to add students and increase outreach. If you do not know the name(s) of your school's Instructor(s), contact one of our BPS Master Admins below.

If you do not see the app in your portal, that means that your school does not yet have an Instructor. Take our online course and fill out our form to become one.

Learning Ally Role

Instructor (school level)

Instructor Read-Only (school level)


At least one person at your school must be identified for this role

General education and SPED teachers at your school


Confirm student eligibility

All functions of the Instructor

Add students

Assign books

Play audiobooks

Edit students

Update students

Archive students

New "Beta online reading experience" Updated 2.4.2021

What devices is it compatible with?

The Learning Ally Audiobook App is accessible via Chromebooks, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

Where can I learn more about Learning Ally?

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

  • Learning Ally's Customer Care team is ready to assist BPS Educators with any questions.  Select the Live Chat option on Learning Ally's website, or by phone at 800-221-4792 and email
  • Learning Ally Support: Jennifer Dougherty, Learning Ally State Contract Manager
  • BPS Master Admins: Hilary Shea, BPS Special Education and Scott Richards, BPS Assistive Technology Department
  • Clever Support: Clever Admin

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