Support

This is the ReadCloud Help Centre where you can learn more about the features and using the platform.

Getting to know

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Introducing Your Bookshelf

This section will assist you with navigating the ReadCloud Bookshelf. Topics covered include:
What is the Bookshelf?
How to access Clouds?
What are the differences between the system Clouds?

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Introducing the eReader

The eReader is specifically designed for teachers and students, offering a variety of reading tools to enhance your teaching and learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.

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ReadCloud’s Learning Toolbar

Highlight any word, phrase or paragraph from within a text and ReadCloud’s Learning Toolbar will open, enabling you to interact with your eBook.
Text to speech
Copy to clipboard
Dictionary Lookup
Add a bookmark
Create an Annotation

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Creating Annotations for Teachers

Teachers can control annotations for their eBooks. To create an annotation, within the eReader and highlight a word or term and select the ‘Create Annotation’ icon from the learning toolbar that pops up.

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Advanced Bookshelf Features for Teachers

Explore the more advanced freatures of the bookshelf. Discover:
How to administrate Clouds?
What do the icons on the top right mean?
How to use Learning Analytics?
How to create and add Clouds?
How to export annotations?

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Upload a Local Book

In this video tutorial we’ll step you through the Local Books cloud, how to upload an eBook and use the ReadCloud eReader to interact with it.

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OneNote Plugin

In this tutorial will step you through a couple of great features that will make using ReadCloud as part of your studies or teaching easier, if your school uses Microsoft Office 365.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To change your password, head to the ReadCloud Settings icon in the bottom left of your Bookshelf, where there will be an option called ‘Change Password’ which allows you to change it right there from inside the app.

However, please check with your teacher or school administrator before doing so.

Open an eBook by simply clicking or tapping on the thumbnail. The first time you do this, the resource will download and from now on you can open that same resource even if you have no internet connection. It will then open to the front page.

To access Interactive Resources, click or tap the thumbnail in the same way, and a browser will open taking you to the publisher’s log in page.

Yes. ReadCloud syncs every two to three minutes. You can log in on up to six devices at the same time and view the same content.

There are two easy ways to log into ReadCloud:

  1. From the log in page, enter your school address and your school’s ReadCloud password, which your teacher or school admin will give you.
  2. Use Readcloud’s Single Sign-In (SSO) feature, which allows you to use your own normal school credentials, instead of having to remember a separate ReadCloud password. From the log in page, enter your school address and ignore the ReadCloud password box underneath. Instead, select ‘Login with Google’ or ‘Login with Office 365’ (depending which your school uses). In the dialogue box that opens, enter your normal school log in details and select ‘Sign in’.
    After the first time, ReadCloud will remember you credentials and pressing the SSO button will log you straight in from then on.

A ’tile’ refers to the picture in your Bookshelf that represents one digital resource.

eBooks, both PDFs and ePubs, can be read offline after being initially downloaded and are housed in your “My Purchases” cloud. In contrast, Publisher Interactive tiles are located in your “My Interactive Logins” cloud.

Both can also be accessed in their corresponding Class Cloud, which usually have a mixture of both eBooks and Interactive Content tiles.

The eBook thumbnail image is identical to the front cover of the physical textbook, whereas the thumbnail of an interactive tile has the publisher’s interactive platform name or logo.

This is where tags become important within the Content Manager, as tagged content is archived and rolls over to the next year.

While Class Clouds are deleted and and new ones established each year, what you create and keep in your Content Manager doesn’t change. If you have grouped content created for your English class into the tag ‘English’ for example, with a few clicks you can quickly add all that content back into your new English class.

On top of this, annotations can also be exported into a spreadsheet or printed.

Before the school year starts, school administrators send ReadCloud all the data we need to map students, teachers and their classes into the platform, integrating it with your school’s timetabling software. ReadCloud supports the school closely through this process.

Yes, ReadCloud works with schools to establish a blended model of resources – both print and digital. Using our partnerships with world-class publishers, we can organise both their digital resources are allocated into your Class Clouds, and print textbooks complete with covering and numbering, delivered to your school.

We Support Remote Learning

As COVID 2.0 is causing more and more school closures, remote learning is very much part of curriculum plans.

 

To support you during these unprecedented times we are offering complimentary access to our software in Term 3.