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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 a Qualifier or find my school's Qualifier?
As of 10/2019: Users who see the app in their portal should locate their school's Qualifier to partner with them to add students and increase outreach. If a user does not see the app, they should: (a) take the online course to become a Qualifier OR (b) identify a person at their school who will take the training to become a Qualifier.  

Qualifiers are uploaded on a rolling basis - they must complete the online training and express an interest in being a Qualifier by filling out a Google form at the end of the training.

Learning Ally Role

Qualifier (school level)

Instructor (school level)

Who

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

Contact Jennifer Dougherty (Learning Ally) or Hilary Shea (BPS Special Education) to find out if your school has a Qualifier

General education and SPED teachers at your school

Responsibilities

Confirm student eligibility

All functions of the Instructor

Add students

Assign books

Play audiobooks

Edit students

Update students

Archive students

How do I login?

Teachers login to see their students in Learning Ally via Clever at www.bostonpublicschools.org/backpack. Find it under the ELA/Literacy category.

We recommend that students login to the Learning Ally Audiobook App via Chromebooks. Here is a guide on how students access Learning Ally on Chromebooks. Students can also read books on the Learning Ally app on other devices.

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?

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