Need some design inspiration & tips as you build your Distance Learning yearbook? We've gathered this information just for that purpose.

Distance Learning Yearbooks (video)

Let us help you reimagine your yearbook or yearbook pages for Distance Learning.

Distance Learning Yearbook (sample)

Flip through this sample yearbook to get design ideas that you can include in your book.

Distance Learning Design Guide

Looking for some content ideas & design inspiration for your yearbook? We’ve got 101 ideas plus more in this design guide.

101 Yearbook Content Ideas

Activities may be more limited this year, therefore, you may have some extra pages to fill. Don’t forget about all of the great content you can include! Click here to learn more.

Your Portraits in the New Normal

Due to restrictions, photographers may not be allowed in your school or maybe all or some of your students are learning from home. If you need an alternative portrait source, we have one! Introducing “Selfie Portraits”.

Got Portraits?

Maybe you have portraits but need to create a database to upload the images into your software. Here’s how:

Creating a Portrait Index

Creating a Portrait Index

Here are instructions for creating your own portrait database.

Setting Up a Portrait Database

Download this Excel spreadsheet template to use to set up your portrait database.

Wondering how to sell your yearbook?

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Our storefront gives access to your parents and students to purchase yearbooks online, design and purchase ads online, and to upload images for yearbook use. Contact us at 888-680-0143 or at for more information about how we can help you get your storefront set up.

We also have all the content and materials you need to sell your yearbooks! Check out our Online Marketing Tools

Shared Ideas

We’re all in this together, and our YearbookLife community has other great ideas to share.

Park Side Elementary, CA, Portrait Recommendation:

We actually had a “drive by” picture day where students hopped out of the car and in front of a backdrop so we’re fortunate to have official school portraits for the year. … Kids popped out, their teacher got to walk them to the photographer (which was the first time we got to see them in person), we gave them a bag of school materials since they were there anyway and walked them back to the car, masks on and safe!

Bayview Elementary, FL, Content Recommendation

Have students write a paragraph each about what has impacted them most in 2020. Topics can be about:

Social inequalities
Whatever other topic comes up this year

For younger students, the same assignment can apply but in drawings (if not writing) or a sentence or two, depending on grade level.

For “Last grade” students (like 5th, 8th, 12th), how about a two paragraph essay: first on what has affected them the most and second on how they plan to affect change in the future. Put each student kindergarten pic on one corner and the last grade (5th, 8th, 12th) pic in the opposite corner. Each essay can end with their signature. Book could be worth something if they actually fulfill what they say!


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