Getting started for Teachers

Classroom Setup

The first step after creating a teacher account is to add a classroom. If you haven’t created an account yet, you can sign-up here.

Adding a New Classroom

Here’s a guide on adding a new classroom on Boddle.

Note: Although you’re required to select a grade level for your students when creating a classroom, we know that kids may be at different grade levels. You can always adjust and differentiate each student’s grade level after creating a classroom

To make things easy for you, Boddle integrates with Clever and Google Classrooms for your rostering and student sign-in options. Watch the guides below if you use Clever or Google.

Getting Started on Boddle with Google Classrooms

Getting Started on Boddle with Clever

Once you’ve created a classroom, you can preview the game as a teacher to get an understanding of what the student experience is like.

Guide on Teacher Preview

Once you have your classroom created, you can also invite your co-teacher(s) to use Boddle together!

Guide on Adding Co-Teacher

If you’ve gotten this far, you’re ready to move on to the next section where you’ll learn to add and manage students. See you there!

Adding Students

Welcome to section 2!

In this section, you’ll learn how to get students added to your classroom, and set up for the best learning experience.

Manually Adding Students

To set your students up manually with a username and password, watch this guide:

Inviting Students with a Link

If your students are older or more independent, you can have them create their own accounts and join your classroom using a link. Here’s a short guide on using sharable invite links.

Clever & Google Import

You can also add your students in using Clever or Google Classrooms.

Changing Grade Levels

Like mentioned in section 1, if your students are at different grade levels, you can change and differentiate their individual grade levels. Here’s a guide on changing grade levels.

Inviting Parents

If you’d like to invite your kids’ parents to follow their child’s progress on Boddle, you can invite them.

Getting Kids On

Boddle is accessible on web (chromebooks/laptops/computers) and on mobile. If your students are on mobile devices, they’ll need to download the app appropriate to their operating system  (iOS and Android).

To get on Boddle on web, students will need to log-in at or by clicking on the big orange “Play” button at

There are multiple ways to share log-in information with students. Here’s a quick guide.

Students can log-in using their username/password or their Clever and Google Classroom accounts if you’ve set up your classroom with those options.

Placement Test / Adaptive Learning

When kids start using Boddle, it starts with a diagnostic/placement test that identifies what they know and areas of unfinished learning. Once the placement test is done, you’ll get a score in the teacher dashboard located in the Reports feature.

While working on the placement test and any other math problem, there will be in-game learning tools available to help.

Once the placement test is done, the game continues to adapt to students’ learning pace.

Teachers can customize and change the content that goes into the game using assignments.

Go to the next section to learn all about assignments!

Manage Learning

While Boddle is fully adaptive and works without much handholding or work from the teacher, there are features that teachers can use to manage learning such as Assignments and Game Locks.

Placement Test / Adaptive Learning

Boddle automatically administers a placement test that identifies where your students' skill level is by default— it usually lasts around 30-40 questions.

Once the placement test is done, it delivers questions that are tailored to each individual student.

However, at any time, you can override the placement test and our adaptive learning content by creating an assignment, which lets you target practice on specific skills temporarily. Once the assignment is complete, Boddle will automatically go back to the placement test and/or the tailored questions.

Creating Assignments

Here’s a guide on creating assignments.

Assignments created are automatically delivered to students on Boddle unless they are scheduled for another date. Assignments can also be shared on Google Classroom— check out this guide on how to do just that.

Game Locks

You can manage what kids can access using Game Locks if you feel that your kids are spending too much time on game features and not enough time on engaging with learning content.


Boddle has 4 powerful reports that let you track student progress, usage, and unfinished learning. Most of these reports can be printed!

Progress Report

The Progress Report shows you placement scores and students’ progress over time. You can even view progress in a specific time range for in-depth reporting.

Learning Gaps

The Learning Gaps report pulls up all the gaps and unfinished learning that your students to make remediation and intervention fast and simple.

Usage Report

The Usage Report shows you how much your kids have used Boddle and the amount of questions they’ve attempted.

Timeline Report

The Timeline Report gives you a chronological snapshot of when kids log-in, when learning gaps appear, as well as when assignments are completed.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series on how to get started with Boddle as a teacher. Although there are still many features within Boddle, you should now be comfortably equipped on how to use Boddle’s main features!

If you have any questions, don’t forget to reach out to us via the Live Chat in the Teacher Portal, or by email.