If you need your students to be working on Book Creator from their homes, here are some steps for setting everything up, and how parents can sign in remotely.
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1. Sign into Book Creator
Go to app.bookcreator.com/teacher to sign in. If you haven't created an account already, you can make one and you'll get 1 library and 40 books for free.
2. Create a new library
If you're signing in for the first time, you'll be prompted to create a new library right away. If you're on a paid plan, you can create a new library by opening the Teacher Dashboard (the icon in the top left of the toolbar).
IDEA: If you have the unlimited libraries plan (available for $10 per month) you could consider creating a separate library for every one of your individual students.
3. Get the library invite code
Use the link in your library to reveal your library code. This is the code you will send to parents so they can sign their students in.
4. Optional: Use QR codes for login
If your students don't have a Google, Office 365 or Clever account with which to sign in, it's still possible to give them access to your library, by creating a QR code sign-in for each student. However, please be aware these will need to be printed and students will need a device with a camera to scan the code.
5. Get your free collaboration upgrade
You could have students working on the same book at the same time. This is a premium feature but we're offering 90 days free access to everyone at the moment. Simply activate your collaboration trial and you'll get 90 days for free.
6. Create a template book (optional)
Did you know that you can add a book to your library that students can use as a template? Simply create a new book, and it will appear on the library shelf. Students then copy that book by clicking on the book icon beneath the book.
7. Contact parents
In your communication with parents, you can either draft your own message or send them to this page where the instructions are below.
Parent / student set-up
1. Sign into Book Creator
Students will need to use their Google, Office 365 or Clever account to sign in. Go to app.bookcreator.com and make sure to choose the Student sign in.
Please note it is against our terms and conditions (and a privacy violation) for any student or parent to sign in as a teacher, so please do not do that.
If your teacher has sent a QR code for signing in, you simply scan the code and you will be sent straight to the teacher's library.
2. Enter the code to join the library
Your teacher will have sent you a 5-digit code. Just enter the code and you will join the teacher's library.
3. How to join another library
If you are already signed into Book Creator and want to join more than one teacher's library, you can do so by clicking on the 3 line menu in the far left of the toolbar, and you'll see the link to Join a library.
4. Create a new book
5. Copy the teacher's book
If the teacher has created a template for you, copy that book by clicking on the book icon beneath the book. Then you can work on it and it will belong to you.
6. Work on a book with others
If you see the collaboration icon in the top right of a book cover, this means you can work on that book at the same time as other students. Just click on the book to open it.
Can't login? Work offline with Book Creator for iPad
If you're in a situation where you can't join a teacher's library for whatever reason, you can download our Book Creator for iPad app. This is a completely standalone app - for a one-off $4.99 you can make unlimited books offline without needing to sign in at all.