Getting started on Checkology

Checkology is a browser-based platform that helps educators equip their students with the tools to evaluate and interpret the news and to learn how to decide what news and other information to trust, share and act on. To get started on Checkology, just follow these three steps:

Step 1: Register your educator account

Visit this educator registration page to create a free educator account with Checkology.

On step three, you can sign in with Google or Clever single sign-on or sign up using email.

Step 2: Create a class and add students

Once signed in, add as many classes as you like by clicking the "+ Add class" button on your Dashboard.

After you’ve created a class, you can add students. Student accounts are free, and you can create as many as you’d like. Visit this Help Center article to learn about the different ways you can add students to a class.

Step 3: Assign a course

Once you've created a class, you will be prompted to assign a course. Courses are the collections of news literacy lessons, challenges, exercises and missions that you assign to students. Visit this Help Center article to learn more about creating a course.

Bringing in current events

Resources from the News Literacy Project contain real-world, current examples from social media and news outlets to help students see the relevance of news literacy in their day-to-day lives.

<aside> 📚 Lessons such as "Understanding Bias" and "Misinformation" help prepare students to navigate a challenging information landscape today by learning how to be critical news and information consumers.