How do I create a Nearpod lesson?

In your Nearpod Library, click on the top left corner where it says “+New”. Then select “Lesson” on the drop down menu that will appear under “+ New”. 

Next, select “Add Slide”.

A new menu will appear: you can select between Add Content, Add Web Content and Add Activity. In Web content you can directly add a website to your lesson for your students to browse. Select the Slide Editor.


Here you can decide the layout of your slide and add text, video and images.

When you have finished creating your slides, you can click on save and go back to the menu. This time select “Add Activity”. You will see an array of different activities you can include in your lessons. Try adding a “Poll”.

First write the question you would like to ask your students and beneath the question, the possible answers. You can even add more options!  

Hit “Save” after you completed the question and possible answers for this slide

At this point you can select preview to see how a student will see the lesson. Then, also in the bottom right, hit “Create”. A pop-up will appear where you can insert this lesson’s details, including grades and subject.


Then, hit “Create”. The lesson will automatically add to your Nearpod Library.

You can even connect another device to see how a student will see it.

Once you finish creating a lesson, you can share it with your students through a CODE. This CODE will appear automatically when you launch the lesson. Decide if you want to launch as a live lesson (teacher-paced) or in student-paced mode. Your students will type it onto our homepage and you’re ready to begin teaching!

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