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General Frequently Asked Questions

What is Learning Explorer?

Learning Explorer is a unified lesson planning, lesson delivery, and learning object repository (LOR) platform that makes it easy for PreK-12 teachers to discover, build, manage, share and deliver engaging, standards-based curriculum and lessons anytime, anywhere. Ideal for helping address challenges such as curriculum equity, instructional continuity, learning recovery, and student engagement. It is a solution that saves teachers time by providing them seamless access to a huge, single search ecosystem of over 4 million curated educational videos and images, teacher-reviewed open educational resources (OER), and district procured publisher content (i.e. Discovery Education, Newsela, etc.). 

What is a Learning Object Repository?

A Learning Object Repository (LOR) is a unified search and filtering platform that provides educators easy access to a wide variety of resources from numerous sources such as departments, districts, third-party publishers, and curated OER.

Does Learning Explorer integrate with other platforms?

Designed for districts as a single-sign-on, scalable cloud-based (AWS) platform, Learning Explorer integrates with and is the perfect companion to popular LMS solutions such as Google Classroom, Canvas, and Schoology.

Can I assign resources to my students?

Yes. Learning Explorer provides the capability for educators to assign any collections out to their students in the classroom or through an LMS, whether they are ones you had created, shared collections, or an already built collection you found in search. 

Do my students have a Learning Explorer account?

No. The platform is designed only for educators to aid and make it easier to deliver quality online curricula to their students.

How do I report a malfunctioning resource or other issue?

We strive to provide the highest quality resources. However, the web can change quickly. If you come across a link on Learning Explorer after clicking on the "Go to Resource button and leads to a broken link, a site, or a page that is inappropriate as an educational resource, please let us know immediately by doing the following: 

  1. Click on the Flag iconlocated at the end of the resource summary at the top of a review page

  2. You will then be prompted to select the reason for flagging the resource, if the resource link is not working you would select “The resource is not available (broken link, file not found, etc.).” Flagging a Resource

  3. You may also email us at to notify us of the specific resource link that is broken.

What should I do if I'm asked to sign into the resource provider's website when accessing a resource from Learning Explorer?

Content purchased by your district may require you to log in to your district-issued account. Other resource providers may require visitors to become free members before allowing access to the content on their website. If this is the case, it should specify in the review of the resource under Classroom Considerations that you will need to create a free account to access the resource. If a paid membership is required, please flag the resource from the review page or email us at

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

You can contact our Customer Success Team anytime during our business hours Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Contact Us

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