Frequently asked questions

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  • A laptop, desktop computer or tablet (Checkology is not optimized for smartphones).
  • An up-to-date operating system.
  • An up-to-date browser.
  • Enough network bandwidth to stream video.
  • Access to one of these streaming providers: Wistia, Vimeo or YouTube.

No! All Checkology access (teacher, student, independent learner, and admin) is now available at no cost and is supported entirely by philanthropic donations. You will not be asked for your payment information at any point during your Checkology usage.

To help us keep Checkology free, please donate to NLP.

Checkology’s lite learning management system allows you to evaluate students, track grades, and monitor progress using a pre-platform and post-assessment.

Checkology does not offer any full integrations with other learning management or student information systems. Students can sign up for Checkology using Google and Microsoft. This makes sign-up and credential retention much simpler for educators. For more information on LMS/SIS and Checkology, contact checkologyinfo@newslit.org.

You can access support materials and NLP’s Help Center via the “Help” button in your teacher account. In the Help Center, you’ll find extensive support articles and tutorials. You can also contact us via phone, chat and email.

NLP would love to partner with your district to provide training and extra resources at no cost. For more information, email Shaelynn at checkologyinfo@newslit.org.

While social studies and ELA educators constitute the majority of Checkology users, the platform has been used in libraries, media centers, specialized civics and government courses, journalism and technology courses, science classes and more. News literacy education can be integrated into almost any subject area!

The News Literacy Project creates Checkology for Education content to serve middle school and high school students, but the platform has been successfully used with students from fifth grade through community college, as well as with adult learners. Each lesson, challenge and exercise has a difficulty ranking meant to assist educators as they create a customized course for their students. Adult learners can sign up for Checkology for Independent Learners to access five Checkology lessons and complete work independently.

While the lessons, challenges, exercises and fact-checking missions are uniform, each has a difficulty ranking that can help you choose what you want to incorporate into your curriculum. You can customize each class’s course.

NLP would love to partner with your district to provide training and extra resources at no cost. For more information, email Shaelynn at checkologyinfo@newslit.org.

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