The lesson library in SMART Learning Suite Online


The lesson library is SMART Learning Suite Online’s home page. Use the library to store, access, and organize lessons, and to manage settings.



  • getting to know the interface
  • storing and managing lesson files
  • settings
  • personalization


If you’ve connected SLS Online to G Suite, you’ll see a different interface than the one shown below. Please refer to Opening lessons in Google Drive instead.

The lesson library opens when you sign in to SMART Learning Suite Online. From within the lesson library, you can add and edit lessons and then deliver them to your students.

Lesson library controls

Feature or control


START and EDIT buttons

If you're using a computer, hover over a lesson thumbnail to show the options for opening the lesson.

On a touch device, tap the lesson to start it. If you want to edit the lesson, open the More menu by tappingand then select Edit.

Class name and class ID

Your class name and ID appear at the top of the lesson library’s interface. Students enter the class ID number to connect to your lessons.

SMART Learning Suite Online uses the display name from your Google or Microsoft account as the class's default name. You can change the default name to anything you'd like.

Add Lesson File button

Select the Add Lesson File button to import or create lessons.


You can also drag compatible files directly into your library.

Edit Class button

Select Edit Class to customize the lesson library by changing the class name or by adding a class banner or photo.
User iconTap the user icon to open the User menu, where you can sign out, access the online help and a list of new features, review start-up instructions (if you have dismissed them), request a feature, or connect with a community of SMART educators.
Search buttonTap the search button to search for a lesson previously imported into your library.
File display buttonsUse the file display buttons to change how your lessons are displayed in the lesson library, either as a list items or tiles.
Sort by Date and Sort by Name buttonsUse the sorting buttons to sort your lessons either by date or by name.

Interacting with lessons

To open a lesson

  1. Hover over the lesson you want to open.

  2. Select START to open the lesson in delivery mode. The lesson is automatically shared with connected students.


    Select EDIT to open the lesson in editing mode, where you can modify it before you deliver it to the class.


    On a touch device, tap the lesson to start it.


    If you want to edit the lesson, open the More menu by tapping and then select Edit.


    After a lesson opens in Delivery mode, select Home in the upper left corner of the lesson to return to the lesson library.


    After a lesson opens in Editing mode, select Finish Editing in the upper left corner of the editing interface to return to the lesson library.

To delete lessons

  1. On your lesson library page, select the check box next to the lessons you want to delete.

    A message appears, telling you how many lessons are selected.

  2. Select Delete.

    The selected files are deleted.

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