Editing mode in SMART Learning Suite Online


Editing mode is SMART Learning Suite Online’s lesson editing view.

In Editing mode, you can rename a lesson, add and delete pages, rename activities, convert presentation pages to activities, and undo and redo any action.

If you don’t yet have files in your lesson library, you’ll need to add a lesson before you can enter Editing mode.



  • Editing mode layout and controls
  • Interface tour

Editing mode opens when you add a lesson file, which you can do by importing an existing lesson or by building an activity or assessment.

You can also open saved lessons in Editing mode by either hovering over the lesson thumbnail and selecting EDIT (if you’re using a computer) or by selecting Edit from the Moremenu (if you’re using a touch device or display).

Editing mode includes the following controls:





Finish Editing

Select Finished Editing to return to your lesson library. See The lesson library.


If you’ve connected SLS Online to G Suite, selecting Finished Editing will take you back to Delivery mode. See Opening lessons from Google Drive.


Lesson title

Select the lesson title that appears here to rename the lesson.


Lesson status

Indicates whether changes made to a lesson have been saved. Changes are saved automatically.


Undo and Redo buttons

Use these buttons to undo or redo changes.


Page sorter

Shows you all the pages in your lesson. You can reorder pages, remove pages, and add activities or assessments.


Each page has an icon that indicates the page type. For example, a Shout it Out! activity page is overlaid with the Shout it Out! icon, and YouTube pages have a YouTube play button icon. Presentation pages have no icon.


Add Page button

Select Add Page to add an activity or assessment page to your lesson. See Adding activities and assessments.


Page area

This area shows a preview of the page selected in the page sorter.

When you select an activity page, Edit and Preview buttons are available for the activity. See Editing activities and assessments and Previewing activities.


Editable text

If the lesson was imported from SMART Notebook, you can select a piece of text or an object to edit or manipulate it.


Delete button

Select Delete to remove the current page from your lesson.


Convert to Activity button

Select Convert to Activity to convert the current page to an activity page.


This option is visible only when a presentation page is selected.