FAQ: School/Group Subscriptions

see also: General FAQ

Thank you for using Yabla in your classroom. Below are tips to help you get the most of your Yabla School subscription.

Get started

All students and teachers need their own usernames and passwords to login and access the videos. If you already have access to Yabla as a teacher, you can follow these basic steps to start using Yabla with your class

  1. Set up your classes
    • Navigate to the “My Account” tab and select “Classes.”
    • Select “Create a new class” next to the language you’re managing and use the form on the following page to create a class.
  2. Create assignments
    • Navigate to the “Videos” tab and click “Assign” in the bar below any video.
  3. Give students signup directions
    • Instruct students to select the "Signup for Students" link found at the bottom of any Yabla page and follow the steps.
    • Once a student submits a request, you’ll receive an email notification to approve or reject it.
  4. Monitor your student progress
    • Navigate to the “Classes” page and select “View Assignments and Student Progress” under the class listing to see how your students are doing.

Create classes

  1. Navigate to the “My Account” tab then select “Classes.”
  2. Create A New Class

    Next to “Classes You Teach,” select “Create a new class.”

  3. On the next screen, fill out your school’s information, then select “Submit.”

Student Registration

After your classes are set up, giving students access to Yabla and their assignments is easy. The quickest way is for students to register themselves and request access to their class.

For students to register themselves:

  1. Direct students to https://www.yabla.com/subscribe_join.php or have them select “Sign up for students” from the footer at the bottom of every Yabla page.
  2. There, they will be directed to select their:
    1. language of study
    2. school
    3. teacher
    4. class/section
  3. To complete the request, students have to create an account or use their existing credentials if they have them.
  4. The teacher receives an email notification to approve or reject the request.

Once the request is approved, the student will have access to Yabla and be added to the teacher’s class.

Tip: Here are the student registration directions that you can email to your students, post on a class message board or include in your syllabus:

Hi class,

I will be assigning authentic videos through Yabla, an online language immersion program. It gives you the opportunity to practice and improve your listening skills by watching authentic videos with interactive subtitles.

You can request access to our class by clicking here [https://www.yabla.com/subscribe_join.php].

You'll be directed to choose your language of study, school, teacher and section.

If you have a Yabla account already, you can use those credentials to request access. If not, you'll be able to create an account during the last step.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Stay tuned for forthcoming assignments, but feel free to explore Yabla on your own!

Assign videos to students

  1. In the navigation bar below a video’s description, choose “Assign.”
  2. Select the “Assign to class” dropdown and select a class.
  3. Choose the number of game points your student’s must accumulate to get credit.
  4. Assign a due date.
  5. Select “Create assignment.”

Under the video’s you can see which classes it’s assigned to, the due date and cloze game goal.

Monitor student progress

For an overview of assignments and the number of points each student has earned:

  1. Navigate to the “Classes” tab, then select “View Assignments and Student
  2. Progress” under the class you’re managing.

Archive classes

At the end of a school year or at the end of a semester you can archive a class that is no longer in session.

Log in and then navigate to “My Account” → “Classes”

Among the classes listed under “Classes You Teach”, select “Archive” for any class that is no longer in session.

Delete student or teacher accounts (freeing slots)

Deleting a user frees up a space in your account so it get be reassigned to another student or teacher.

  1. Navigate to the “My Account” tab then select "School/Group User Accounts"
  2. Select User Acounts for the language you wish to manage
  3. You can delete any user (student or teacher) by selecting "Delete" next to their name.

Game Scoring

The Yabla game consists of 10 cloze questions that are randomly chosen from the video captions. A student is awarded 10 points for a correct answer on the first try; 5 out of 10 points are given for words spelled correctly but missing or with inaccurate accent marks, and capitalization doesn't affect scoring. On a second attempt, 3 points are given for a correct answer.

Can I project Yabla videos in class?

Yes, teachers who are subscribers may project Yabla videos to a classroom or assembled group of students.

Create teacher accounts

If you are a teacher and do not yet have a Yabla teacher access, you’ll need the account administrator or another teachers at your school to give you acccess. If you’re not sure who your administrator is contact us.

If you already have an account and are ready to set up your classes, skip to the next step and start setting up your classes .

To create a teacher account:

  1. Navigate to the “My Account” tab, then select “School/Group User Accounts.”
  2. Click “User Accounts” under the Yabla Language you want to create the teacher account for.
  3. Enter the teacher’s information in the form to create a new user account.

The teacher will receive an email with their username, password and login instructions.

Once they have an account, teachers can add their own students, as well as add other teachers.



TIP: If there are a lot of teachers to register at your school, or you’d like us to import teachers (and/or students) from a database, contact support@yabla.com for assistance.

Create teacher accounts

If you are a teacher and do not yet have a Yabla teacher access, you’ll need the account administrator or another teachers at your school to give you acccess. If you’re not sure who your administrator is contact us.

If you already have an account and are ready to set up your classes, skip to the next step and start setting up your classes .

To create a teacher account:

  1. Navigate to the “My Account” tab, then select “School/Group User Accounts.”
  2. Click “User Accounts” under the Yabla Language you want to create the teacher account for.
  3. Enter the teacher’s information in the form to create a new user account.

The teacher will receive an email with their username, password and login instructions.

Once they have an account, teachers can add their own students, as well as add other teachers.



TIP: If there are a lot of teachers to register at your school, or you’d like us to import teachers (and/or students) from a database, contact support@yabla.com for assistance.

Delete student or teacher accounts (freeing slots)

Deleting a user frees up a space in your account so it get be reassigned to another student or teacher.

  1. Navigate to the “My Account” tab then select "School/Group User Accounts"
  2. Select User Acounts for the language you wish to manage
  3. You can delete any user (student or teacher) by selecting "Delete" next to their name.

Using Yabla in a lab

While we recommend assigning each student an account so the teacher can monitor individual student usage and performance, it is possible to create an account for each lab computer.

To use Yabla in the lab, you will need to create a user account for each computer in the lab.* We recommend creating accounts like labuser1, labuser2, labuser3, etc. all using the same password.

If you have many accounts to be created, please contact us at support@yabla.com and we can assist with account creation.

* Our system does not allow multiple sign ons using the same username and password, thus each computer will need a unique username.

How do I purchase additional user slots?

To purchase additional user slots, please follow the steps below

  1. Log in to your account, and select My Account then Subscriptions and Payment.
  2. Select Buy Additional Slots next to the language you wish to add a slot to, and follow the on screen instructions.

If you pay by Credit card, the slots will be activated immediately. If you pay by PO/Check, the new slots will activate when we receive a check or PO.

Questions? Please contact us at support@yabla.com or call us at (212) 625-3226.

Our school's subscription is about to expire. How do we renew?

To renew your school subscription, please follow the steps below

  1. Log in to your account, and select My Account then Subscriptions and Payment.
  2. Select Renew Subscription next to the language you wish to renew, and follow the on screen instructions.

If you pay by Credit card, the account will renew immediately. If you pay by purchase order or check, your renewal will activate when we receive a check or PO.

Questions? Please contact us at support@yabla.com or call us at (212) 625-3226.