Is the content the same in the Digital Editions format as it is in other Choices Program formats?

Yes, all content is exactly the same throughout all formats. The student readings, study guides, graphic organizers, lesson plans, and activities are all there for you. Videos are embedded in the readings and suggested in some of the lessons.

Can I print from Digital Editions?

Yes, you can print from the student preview mode. Your students will be able to print whatever you assign to them.

Do I need to create accounts or passwords for my students?

No! That is one of the many benefits of the Digital Editions platform. There are no student accounts, no student passwords, and no student emails. There is nothing for students to remember or forget!

We use Google Classroom. Are Choices Program Digital Editions compatible?

Yes, you can seamlessly integrate Digital Editions with all types of learning management systems (LMS), including Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, Blackboard, and more.

Do you collect student data?

No. There is no collection of personal student data because there are no student logins. IP addresses are logged but nothing is done with that information.

How will I receive the newest edition of a unit when an update has been published?

You don’t need to do anything. It will automatically appear in your dashboard. The now archived version of the unit will remain in your platform until June 30.

How do I reset my password?

Please click here.

I have an Individual Teacher License, and I’d like some guidance.

Please watch the introductory screencasts here. You may also want to review the instruction sheet here. We also offer Online Open Office Hours each month. During Office Hours, we demonstrate Digital Editions and answer any and all questions about the platform and our curriculum. Please visit our Professional Development page to register for an upcoming session. If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 401-863-3155 or email us at choices@brown.edu.

We have a Site License, and I am the site administrator. Help!

Congratulations! Please watch the “Instructions for Site Administrators” video here to learn how to set up your account and add your teachers to the account. You may also find this information sheet helpful. If you still have questions, we encourage you to call us at 401-863-3155 or email us at choices@brown.edu.

How do I get started?

If you have an Individual License, you should have received an email from the Choices Program asking you to create your own password. Once you have done this, you are ready to log in! If your school or district has a Site License, your administrator will need to add you to the site account. Once this is done, you will receive an email asking you to set up your account with your own password. Once you have set up your account, you are ready to log in. We encourage you to bookmark the login page.

You can also log in from the Choices Program website using the red “Digital Editions User Login” button. Then, follow the instructions found in these videos or this instruction sheet to set up classes, add units to classes, and create assignments.

How do I decide which parts of a unit to assign to my students?

Once a unit is placed into a class, you can open it. Note that the first box on the left side navigation says “Teacher Orientation.” If you are unfamiliar with the unit, this a good place to start. Click on “Teacher Orientation,” and below it you’ll see “Teacher Introduction to [unit name].” This will give you a brief overview of each part of the unit.

Remember, each part of a unit includes 1) student readings, 2) study guides and graphic organizers, and 3) lessons. Videos are embedded throughout the unit. Just check (or uncheck) the sections you do (or don’t) want to assign to your students.

How can I be sure that I am assigning what I want my students to see?

Click “Student Preview” in the upper right corner of the page to see what your students will see. It will open in a new window. Your students will only see what you have checked. As you make changes in what you are assigning to your students, you will need to refresh the screen in the Student Preview to see the results. You may also print from the Student Preview screen.

How can I provide specific directions or a note to my students?

You can use the Note Editor. In each section of the readings you can leave a note. Click “Open Note Editor” in each of these sections, type what you want, and then click submit. You can also add hyperlinks in the Note Editor. Remember to refresh the Student Preview page when adding a note.

How do I know when my license will expire and it is time to renew?

The expiration date is listed under each unit title. As the expiration date approaches you will receive a notification from the Choices Program under “messages” in the Digital Editions platform.

What are the terms of agreement for Digital Editions?

Our terms of agreement are available here.

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