New features on TpT
Stay up-to-date with what’s new on Teachers Pay Teachers, including the Marketplace, Easel by TpT, and TpT School Access.
29 July 2022
Easel-Only Product Listings
We’re excited to announce that all Sellers now have the ability to list an Easel Activity or Assessment as an independent product listing, without connecting to a PDF or other resource type. We know many of you have been waiting for this feature, and we’re delighted to share that it’s here!
Now, when you create a new product listing, you’ll see a new option that allows you to list Easel Activities and/or Assessments by themselves.
Learn more about Testimonials on our FAQs page.
28 July 2022
We’re excited to introduce our new Testimonials feature! Testimonials are thoughtful reviews from Buyers that allow teachers to easily see and understand the value of a resource.
Specifically, Testimonials are 5-star reviews on paid resources that have been posted in the past two years, and range in length from 100 to 200 characters. When included on a resource, Testimonials help to build teacher confidence and trust compared to resources without them. Sellers can feature up to two testimonials on any priced resource with enough eligible reviews.
Learn more about Testimonials on our FAQs page
28 July 2022
Video previews are helpful for educators searching for resources on TPT, as they provide a glimpse of what they can expect in your resources. You can now add video previews to any listing on TPT, including Easel resources and resources listed from your Google Drive – a top request from our digital Sellers!
Tip: Team TPT highly encourages Sellers to include previews on all resources, because resources with previews sell better and have higher Buyer satisfaction than those that don’t.
Learn more about Video Previews on our FAQ page.
6 June 2022
Self-Checking Drag & Drop
It’s finally here! Self-checking drag and drop is now available in Easel Activities! Drag and Drop lets Teacher-Authors quickly and easily define drop zones and associate objects to them with simple drop down menus to give instant feedback to students.
Create sorting activities, matching games, puzzles and more. Unleash your creativity and dream up new, interactive resources!
Learn how to create with drag & drop in our quick start guide & video tutorial.
27 April 2022
Add Links to Easel Activities
We are happy to announce that links are now available in Easel Activities!
You can now add links, both internal and external, to any of your Easel Activities. Start planning your virtual field trips, WebQuests, escape rooms, and choose-your-adventure activities as links in Easel open up new ways to make your Easel Activities even more engaging. We know that links have long been on many of your wish lists and we look forward to seeing the exciting resources that are created!
14 April 2022
Easel Certified Seller Course
A free self-paced course for Teacher-Authors on Easel, with the opportunity to earn rewards, perks and early feature access. Sign up and enroll here
10 March 2022
Self-Checking Multiple Choice
We are excited to announce that as of today, you can create self-checking multiple choice questions directly in Easel Activities. This new feature will allow Teacher-Authors to mark images, shapes and text boxes as correct or incorrect. This feature enables you to make your Easel Activities more interactive and will help students better comprehend the material with instant feedback.
Questions that you enter can have single or multiple correct answers. Students can answer the question and retry if they get it wrong. Educators can review the completed work and will be able to see the number of attempts and the last completed try.
Students will see a green box that says “Correct!” or a red box that says “Incorrect!” after they choose an answer.
25 February 2022
Rotate Page in Easel
All Easel users can now rotate the page for their Easel Activity. This will now allow a Teacher-Author to more easily choose between Landscape and Portrait orientations. It will also allow for an uploaded PDF to quickly be rotated to the proper alignment if necessary.
14 February 2022
Duplicate Easel Listings
We have added the ability for our Teacher-Authors to make an exact copy of any Easel Activity attached to a listing in your store, including any personalized annotations you may have added! This feature is available in the three dot menu to the right of each resource on the Listed on TpT page within Easel. This will make it easier for you to quickly make multiple listings and differentiate your Easel resources that are listed on the marketplace.
30 January 2022
Rounded Rectangles in Easel
We have added a new shape to Easel! Now you can add rounded rectangles to your resources. This was a requested shape from our community to have more flexibility for the look and feel of your resources. This shape is available now for everyone.
30 January 2022
Easel Audio Record
All Premium Sellers + TpT School Access subscribers are now able to record audio directly to to Easel Activities and Assessments, so Teacher-Authors and teachers can quickly add their own audio recordings to make their resources even more interactive and differentiated to more student needs. Learn more
8 December 2021
Easel Activity Duplication
We have added the ability to make an exact copy of any Easel Activity, including any personalized annotations you may have added! This feature is available in the three dot menu to the right of each resource on the My Activities page. This will make it easier for you to organize your activities with out having to re-do your annotations!
18 November 2021
Teacher Commenting Beta
You can now leave feedback on any assignment your students have turned in! Students will be able to see your feedback once you return the assignment to them for revision. This feature is in Beta, which means that we are continuing to work on it and improve it. Stay tuned for more feedback functionality!
11 October 2021
Audio Clips in Easel
All Premium Sellers + TpT School Access subscribers are now able to upload audio clips to Easel Activities and Assessments, so teachers can make their lessons even more interactive and differentiated to more student needs. Learn more
21 September 2021
Filter by Easel on My Purchases
You can now access a new Easel filter from the My Purchases page. Selecting the Easel filter will surface any Easel Activities and Assessments you own that are already prepped and ready to assign to your students directly in Easel.
10 September 2021
Improvements to My Purchases
We’ve improved My Purchases by combining Paid and Free tabs into a single page, so you can access all of your resources you own in one place. We’ve also added a new Price filter so you can continue to access resources that were Paid vs. Free Downloads from this page.
18 August 2021
Manage your roster and licenses, all in one place!
Admins: from your combined Roster and License Management page, you can now add and remove teachers from your account and adjust how you’ve distributed your licenses, without toggling between pages. Take a look and make sure your roster and license limits are up-to-date.
Only admins can see the roster and licenses.
11 August 2021
Easel awarded Digital Promise
Easel Activities has been awarded the Research-Based Design Product Certification, a rigorous, reliable signal that Easel’s tools are rooted in learning science research. Learn more.
9 August 2021
More fonts and colors!
All Premium Sellers and TpT School Access customers now have access to 30 fonts and unlimited colors to further enhance and customize their Easel Activities.
29 July 2021
Canvas integration with Easel
Teachers can assign Easel Activities and have students complete them, all within Canvas. Here’s how it works:
1. When creating an assignment in Canvas, teachers can find, select, and embed Easel Activities they’ve accessed through their School Access subscription.
2. Then, students can complete the activity in Canvas, without needing to log in to Easel.
Learn more about how to set up this integration here.
At launch, Canvas integration is only available for School Access subscribers. Don’t have SA? Refer your principal.
16 July 2021
Improved My Product Listings
All Sellers will now see a new and improved My Product Listings page. Updates include a modernized look and feel that is consistent with other parts of our site experience, improved filters, streamlined product layouts, and more!
27 April 2021
View students’ in-progress work
See what your students are working on at any given moment, and revisit returned student work directly on TpT for any of your Easel Activities and Assessments. Learn more
26 April 2021
Movable shapes and images
Easel now has movable shapes and images. You and your students can now add your own images to your activities and enhance your resources with all kinds of virtual manipulatives, sorting exercises, “stickers,” and more.
Set which shapes, images, and text will be movable by students, while the resource (including text boxes) and your edits stay locked, so students only interact with what you want. Learn more.
♥ Thank you for all you do, teachers