Share lessons, videos, and activities in Student-Paced mode

Student-Paced mode allows teachers to share asynchronous lessons, videos, and activities with students. Students move through the lesson at their own pace, any time, from anywhere. Teachers can view progress in real-time to monitor progress.

Personalize instruction for individual students, independent practice, or small groups. With Student-Paced mode teachers can:

  • Differentiate or scaffold Nearpods to meet student needs
  • Create Nearpod lessons, videos, and activities for students to use in any setting at school, home, or hybrid

Launch a Nearpod in Student-Paced mode

To launch a lesson, video, or activity first hover over the Nearpod in your library. Three lesson modes will appear. Select Student-Paced mode to generate a link or code to share with your students.


Now, it's time to share the Nearpod with your students! Check out this article to learn more about how students join a lesson.

Require student submissions


Require student submissions on Nearpod questions and activities by moving the toggle on or off depending on your needs. This requires students to complete tasks before being able to advance to the next slide. You can learn more in this article.

Set code expiration


Select the calendar icon to set the expiration date for assignments to last between 24 hours through 365 days.  Readjust the expiration date if needed to extend or shorten an assignment.

Monitor student progress in Student-Paced Nearpods

Monitor student understanding of Student-Paced lessons in real-time by clicking "View Progress."  If the Nearpod has more than one active session, select the specific code launched that you wish to view.


Click on the first slide to view the names of students who have signed into the Nearpod. Check back as frequently as you need to monitor who is in the Nearpod.


Use the arrow at the bottom to move through the Nearpod between activities quickly.


Monitor student work in each activity to track understanding and participation.



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