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What is the difference between Book Creator online and Book Creator for iPad?
What is the difference between Book Creator online and Book Creator for iPad?

The two apps work independently and don't sync with each other

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Written by Dan Kemp
Updated over a week ago

Book Creator online

Book Creator’s online app is built for the classroom. Teachers create libraries by class or subject, and students create books in their teachers’ libraries. Teachers have live access to view student work, provide feedback, and set up collaboration between students. Teachers can also create template books and pages for students.

Both teachers and students create accounts (using Single Sign On, email addresses or QR codes), so they can access their work from any device. Teachers on a Starter plan can create one library with up to 40 books, allowing their students to each create a book to try out Book Creator. Teachers can upgrade to a Premium account to get up to 1000 books and unlimited libraries, as well as co-teacher and collaboration features, plus full access to premium apps like 3D Models, Animated Emojis and Graphic Organizers. Student accounts are always free, and Premium teacher accounts are available to purchase as monthly or annual subscriptions.

Thousands of schools and school districts across the world use Book Creator online. Volume discounts are available from five licenses, with additional features and support provided. Find out more here.

Book Creator Online can be accessed from any computer or tablet (including iPads, through the Safari browser).

Book Creator for iPad

Book Creator’s iPad app is built for individual use and can be used offline with no internet connection. It is a downloadable app which can be purchased individually in the App Store for €3.99, or by schools through Apple School Manager.

Once the app is installed on a device, the user can create unlimited books, which will stay with the device and not the user, as there is no login / account. This makes the iPad app very useful for schools with limited or no wifi / internet access, particularly where each student has their own iPad. However, it means that the teacher will need to look at each device to see student work, as there is no central teacher dashboard.

Comparing features

Many of the creativity features are exactly the same across both versions, but there are some features that only work in the online app - for example image search, add-on apps like Canva and Bitmojis, the fill tool for drawing, and voice search for images, maps and icons.

When it comes to sharing, you can publish whole libraries online, whereas in the iPad app you can only publish single books (up to 10 maximum). You can export your book as a video with the iPad app, which you can't do with the online app.

The two apps work independently and do not sync with each other - if you need to transfer books between the online and offline apps, here's how you do that.

See a full list of feature differences between the online and iPad apps here.

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