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Is there a way to suggest skills to students?

Yes! If you’d like to recommend skills for students to focus on, you can use the Suggested Skills feature, which highlights selected skills to your students.  

To suggest a skill as a teacher:  

  1. Sign in to your teacher account. 
  2. From Learning, select a subject and year level (or topic).
  3. When you find a skill you'd like to highlight, click on the star icon to suggest it to all of your students. 
  4. If you'd like to suggest the skill to specific students, hover over the star to open the drop-down menu. 
  5. From the star drop-down menu, you can select your entire roster, specific classes or individual students: 
    • For groups, click on the star next to the class name or All students for your entire roster. 
    • For individual students, click on the group name in the drop-down menu, and then click on the star next to each student you'd like to include.  

To remove a skill suggestion for a student or group, just click on the star in the drop-down menu again. To remove a skill suggestion completely, click on the star next to the skill; the star will be grey when it is no longer suggested to anyone. A skill with a yellow star indicates the skill is suggested to all students on your roster. A skill with a partially filled-in star indicates the skill is suggested to at least one of your students.

Students will see a yellow star next to any skill that you have suggested to them. 

To suggest a skill as a parent:

  1. Sign in to your parent account.
  2. From Learning, select a subject and year level (or topic).
  3. When you find a skill you’d like to highlight, click on the star icon.  

To remove a skill suggestion, simply click the star again. 

Whether you are a teacher or parent, suggest as many skills as you like! Students can always practise any skill on IXL, but the yellow stars help direct their efforts.