Don*t Be Blue** Use Study Blue!

Presented by:
Elizabeth Carswell, NBCT
Family and Consumer Sciences
South Caldwell High School
Hudson, NC
StudyBlue is an online studying platform for
high school and college students. The
website allows users to upload class study
materials, create electronic flashcards to
study and share with others, and practice
Make online flash cards with text, photos and
Prepare for exams with practice quizzes
Get reminders about what to study next
Study on a phone, tablet or computer
Store notes and flashcards online
Share content with classmates
Basic account is free (upgrade costs $)
Study Tips
Study Reminders
Flashcard and Quiz modes
Free upgrade for referring classmates and
Automatically keeps up with
Recent Activity
Popular Searches
Recently Studied Materials
Create Class Folder
In your Backpack, press the
“Join Class” button to start
creating your class folder.
Connect Class Folder
After you press “Join Class,” a pop-up will appear. First,
choose your school and then type in either the course title,
instructor or StudyBlue class code. After filling out those
fields, press “Join” to have the class added to your
Adding a New Class
If you do not see your
class title appear within
the system, choose to
“Add your class or
instructor”. Type in all
necessary information
for required fields,
making sure you enter
only the last name of
your instructor, and hit
‘Connect’ to create a
new class.
Connected Class Folder
At this point,
your class will
appear in your
Backpack. All
items created
within the folder
or dragged and
dropped from
your main
Backpack into
the folder will
be viewable by
all of those who
have joined the
Invite Others to Join
To invite fellow
classmates to join, click
on the “Send invites”
link located within the
“Classmates” feed
towards the right hand
side of the screen. You
will be given a number
of different methods
through which to reach
out to them including
email, Facebook wall
post, Tweet, short link,
and StudyBlue class
Connect a Text Book
To connect a text
book to your class,
click on the
“Materials” tab in
your class. Scroll
down through the
available decks
and docs to the
section entitled
“Book Materials”.
Here you will click
on the blue “+”
button and follow
the instructions on
how to search for
and add your
Create Flashcards
From your
You will be
taken to the
new deck
page where
you can begin
from scratch.
If you would
like to import a
spreadsheet to
create a
flashcard deck
go to the new
deck page and
click on
Once you click
“Import”, a pop-up
will appear.
Be sure to either
drag/drop a file or
upload a spreadsheet
that is only two
columns wide. Place
“Terms” is on column
and “Definitions” in
the adjacent column.
From your Backpack,
choose “Upload
This will take you to
the Upload Study
Materials page.
From the drop-down
menu of your
uploaded document,
select “Retype as
You can search for terms in the white search box in the upper right
hand corner. This will bring up every flashcard, deck, person, or
material that has your search word.
When you find a card you would like to use, click ‘Start a
Deck…” This will take you to the new deck screen where
you can add your own cards from scratch or add more
cards from search.
When creating a new deck, corresponding “Matching Card” results will
appear on the right-hand side. The column will generate previously
created cards that best match what you are typing. You can click on
any of them to insert a result into your deck.
Flashcard Study Filters
Flashcard Overview Page
From your
choose a
flashcard deck
you would like to
You will be taken
to the deck view
page where you
can preview
flashcards and
customize a
study session.
Study Session Customization
How would you like
to study your
flashcards? On the
right hand side of the
deck view page, you
will find options to
study your flashcards
by flipping cards,
taking a quiz or using
a review sheet.
Customize the filter
options by selecting
the number of cards
you want to study
from that deck and
the order you want to
study them in.
Narrow Down
Your Deck
You can choose how many cards you want
to study to keep your memory fresh and the
load lighter. Choose 20, 10, 5 or All cards.
Sort Order Options
Choose an order to sort
through flashcards until
you get them all
mastered. Choose to flip
them in order, at
random, from hardest
to easiest, least
studied or just the
Sorting Hardest to Easiest
“Hardest to Easiest” orders your
cards from ones you get wrong the
most to those you get right the
most. This is useful when trying to
focus on both cards you’ve gotten
wrong most recently and cards
you've gotten wrong in the past.
Choose the 10 cards option, paired
with the "Hardest to Easiest" and
continue until mastery.
Sorting Least Studied
“Least Studied” orders your
cards from ones you have
studied least to those
you’ve studied most. This
comes in handy on larger
decks when paired with
20, 10, or 5 card options
so you can go through
your whole deck in smaller
Sorting Wrongs
The “Wrongs” option pulls
flashcards that were
marked wrong in the most
recent study session of a
“Wrongs” is always an
option once a deck has
been studied and cards
have been scored.
Ending a Study Session
A flashcard deck can be studied and left at any
point by choosing "Finish studying.” A score
will still be given for whatever cards have been
marked right or wrong based on how many
cards were tackled.
Sort On-the-Go
Select the
number of
cards you’d
like to study
Choose the
sort order
you’d prefer.
Mix, match, customize; you can choose any
number of flashcards with any order that
you want.
Share Your Flashcards
Flashcard Overview Page
From your backpack, choose a flashcard deck to study.
You will be taken to the deck view page where you are
able to share your flashcards.
Where to Share
On the lower left hand side of the
flashcard view page, you will see
Facebook, Twitter and email icons.
You can click on one of these in order
to share the selected flashcards via
the chosen outlet.
Share to Facebook
When you click on the
Facebook logo, a screen
like the one to the left
will pop up. You have
the option of writing
something on your post
or click the Share button
to post to your Facebook
Share to Facebook
By clicking the button to the left of share, you can choose
who sees this post on Facebook.
Share to Facebook
This is the post that will appear on your timeline and
share your amazing flashcards with friends:
Share to Twitter
Click the Twitter symbol and
a box will pop up that looks
like the one to the right.
Compose your tweet or use
the pre-written example.
The link to your StudyBlue
material will be
automatically filled in. The
link will direct your followers
to your flashcard deck.
Share by Email
Select the email button and
enter the email address(es).
The link to your flashcard
deck will be automatically
populated so add a
message and hit send.
Share by Email
You can also share on
Facebook and Twitter
through the email
Share Results
After studying your
deck you can share
your results through
Facebook, Twitter
and Email. Run
your cursor over the
“Progress” area and
the share options
will appear. Click on
one to share your
score with friends or
Using the Mobile App
Don’t have an account
yet? No problem. Joining
is fast, easy and free.
Connect via Facebook for
one seamless experience.
Or log in with an
existing account and
find all your study
materials ready, in one
place, wherever you may
Welcome to your digital backpack!
Here, you can open previously
created class folders and materials,
create new decks via
the plus icon. You also can view
Recently Studied items via the
clock icon, view notifications with
the message icon, and search
through public materials via the
magnifying glass icon.
Create a new deck of
flashcards within a class
folder, or add it in a sub
folder for added organization.
Dive into Public Study
Materials &Classmates to
check out the News, Materials
and Classmates feeds for your
Once you decide to create
cards, you can enter the
term and definition in the
allotted spaces. Also, add
audio or visuals to your
cards via the camera or
microphone icons in the
top right corner of the
After tapping on a deck,
you will see options on
how to study that deck
along with all of the cards
listed below. Click Study
Now to flip your cards and
review. The study filters will
allow you to customize an
experience best suited to
your study needs.
Once you’re in your study
mode, tap the face of a
card or the flip icon to see
the other side. Mark it as
either right or wrong to
move onto the next card.
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