Use pre-built Activities from Activity Banks

Activity Banks or the Activity Library allows teachers to seamlessly add pre-made standards-aligned Time to Climb, Matching Pairs, Draw It, and Drag & Drop activities into a Nearpod. Nearpod's Activity Banks has 2,200+ pre-made activities to use for any K-12 subject or customize as needed.

With Nearpod's Activity Banks teachers can:

  • Use quick stand-alone activities to check for student understanding on the fly
  • Reduce lesson creation time by adding ready-to-use standards-aligned activities to any Nearpod
  • Add an activity for students to complete as an exit ticket, an assessment, independent practice of a new skill, or to wrap up a lesson with an engaging Time to Climb gamified quiz

Learn how to add these activities to your lessons in this article. 

Adding to a lesson during lesson creation

1. Create a new Nearpod lesson or edit an existing lesson.

2. Click "Add Content and Activities".

3. Prebuilt Activities can be found in Time to Climb, Matching Pairs, Draw It or Drag and Drop.



4. After selecting +Add, the editing option will open for your selected activity. On the right-hand sidebar you will see an option to explore the activities given the activity chosen.


5. You can choose to search by keyword and/ or filter by subject and grade level.


6. Click on the activity you'd like and you'll see it automatically populate in the matching pairs create area.


7. You can customize the Activities to meet the needs of your students:

  • Time to Climb
    • Edit questions and answers
    • Edit the amount of time for each question
    • Add, change, or remove reference images
    • Add or remove questions
  • Draw It
    • Edit or remove the question directions
    • Add a timer
  • Matching Pairs
    • Edit or remove the question directions
    • Add a timer
  • Drag & Drop (Available with paid accounts)
    • Edit or remove the question directions
    • Add, change, or remove reference images
    • Add or remove items from the workspace

8. Once you are done, click "save" to add it to your lesson.


Locate in Nearpod library and use independently

Pre-built Activities are also available to be used independently as a stand alone activity. This is a great option for centers, bell work, review and practice.

1. Open the Nearpod Library. Use either option to access the full library of resources. 


2. Preview and /or Add to My Lessons


3. Launch either Live Participation or Student-Paced. 



Locate in Nearpod library and use in a broader lesson.

1. Find the Activity the same as above and add to your lesson library. 

2. Edit the Activity.

3. Choose Embed in lesson. 

4. Add additional slide or activities to the lesson.



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