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.


EASEL
TEACHER-AUTHORS

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.

MARKETPLACE
TEACHER-AUTHORS

28 July 2022

Testimonials

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

MARKETPLACE
TEACHER-AUTHORS

28 July 2022

Video Previews

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.

EASEL

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.

EASEL

27 April 2022

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!

EASEL
TEACHER-AUTHORS

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

EASEL

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.

EASEL

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.

EASEL
TEACHER-AUTHORS

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.

EASEL

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.

EASEL

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

Only available for Premium Sellers and TpT School Access subscribers. Don’t have TpT SA? Refer your principal.

EASEL

8 December 2021

Easel Activity Duplication

Duplicating an Easel Activity

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!

EASEL

18 November 2021

Teacher Commenting Beta

Teacher commenting pane

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!

EASEL

11 October 2021

Audio Clips in Easel

Adding audio clips to 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

Only available for Premium Sellers and TpT School Access subscribers. Don’t have TpT SA? Refer your principal.

MARKETPLACE

21 September 2021

Filter by Easel on My Purchases

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.   

MARKETPLACE

10 September 2021

Improvements to My Purchases

Filter by Free or Paid resources on 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.

SCHOOL ACCESS
ADMINS

18 August 2021

Manage your roster and licenses, all in one place!

Add teachers via CSV file or individually

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.

EASEL

11 August 2021

Easel awarded Digital Promise

Easel awarded the Digital Promise Product Certification

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.

EASEL

9 August 2021

More fonts and colors!

More fonts and unlimited colors in Easel

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.

Only available for Premium Sellers and TpT School Access subscribers. Don’t have TpT SA? Refer your principal.

SCHOOL ACCESS
EASEL

29 July 2021

Canvas integration with Easel

Canvas is now integrated 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.

MARKETPLACE
TEACHER-AUTHORS

16 July 2021

Improved My Product Listings

The new My Product Listings page

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! 

EASEL

27 April 2021

View students’ in-progress work

View in progress student work in Easel by TpT

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

EASEL

26 April 2021

Movable shapes and images

Movable shape in Easel by TpT

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