Xello 101: Comprehensive Introduction for 6-12

This is for you if you want to dive deep on everything Xello! Take advantage of live and on-demand webinars and get hands-on with the program with self-paced walk-throughs.

Looking for a quicker introduction to get you off and running? Check out Getting Started: Quick Start.

Total Time: Approximately 6 ½ hours

  1. What is Xello? - 2 minutes

    Watch the video

    Learn what Xello is all about, how Xello supports future-readiness, and what the consequences of supporting future-readiness can be.

  2. Hello Xello: An Introduction to 6-12 - 1 hour
    Available as a live webinar or on-demand

    Help students make the most of Xello with a full overview of the student experience. See how students build self-knowledge, explore their career and postsecondary options, and create plans for future success.

  3. Getting Started with Your Educator Account - Approximately 10 minutes
    Available as a PDF download

    Here are a few simple steps to help get you started with Xello and on your way to becoming a future-ready hero!

  4. Student Experience Walk-Throughs - Approximately 60 minutes total
    Available as PDF Downloads

    Using your student demo account, step-by-step guides take you through the student experience. There are three walk-throughs:

  5. Overview of Xello's Educator Experience - 35 minutes
    Available on-demand

    See how Xello’s tools to help educators support student success. You’ll see how to access student profiles, create and manage student groups, customizing the student dashboard, and running reports.

  6. All About Lessons - 30 minutes
    Available as a live webinar or on-demand

    Xello’s lessons are interactive, engaging future-readiness activities to equip students with the tools necessary to address life transitions and decisions with a critical eye. Learn about what Xello’s lessons are and how they work, how to track lesson completion, and strategies to help your students get the most out of lessons.

  7. Complete a Lesson in Xello - 20 to 30 minutes
    Available as a PDF download

    Get hands-on with one of the Lessons!

    • In your educator tools, check out the list of lessons available. Go to Features » Lessons, and click on the lesson names to learn more.
    • When you find one that interests you, go to your Educator Dashboard and select the grade that lesson is assigned to and click View as Student.
    • In the student experience, click on the lesson on your Student Dashboard. You may need to complete some tasks in Xello before you can begin, e.g. save some careers or complete assessments.
  8. Xello Scope & Sequence - Approximately 30 minutes
    Available as a PDF download

    The Scope and Sequence document outlines recommendations for how use Xello at each grade level. To encourage continuous learning and reassessment, Xello includes age-appropriate content with grade-specific lessons. Activities in this document and their sequence are suggestions. Feel free to customize the activities and lesson sequence to meet your needs.

  9. How Students Plan Courses in Xello - 1 hour


    Everything you need to know about Xello’s incredibly powerful 4-year Course Planner. Learn about adding and removing courses, course rules, graduation and specialization tracking, submitting course requests, exemptions and educator overrides, and reporting.

  10. College Planning Tools - 1 hour
    Available on-demand

    Learn how Xello’s suite of College Planning tools can help you empower your US college-bound students to stay organized and on track with college information gathering, planning, and application tracking.

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