Remote Student Access during school closures due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Epic Remote Student Access  

To empower students to keep reading and learning at home during school closures due to coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re offering FREE Remote Student Access to Epic through the end of the school year (June 30th), by teacher invitation — no credit card required. Students will have anywhere, anytime access to the full Epic library on all devices, including books or collections assigned by their teachers. 

Click here to get started with Remote Student Access!

 

For any questions, please see our FAQ for Families and Educators below: 

Families (scroll down for answers)

  • How do I sign up for free remote access to Epic?
  • Do I need a credit or debit card for remote access to Epic?
  • When will my child be able to access Epic?
  • What devices can I use to access Epic?
  • Only one of my child’s teachers shared the free remote access to Epic. Can my other children use Epic too?
  • What is available to read on Epic during the free remote access?
  • How long will my child have free remote access to Epic?
  • How do I connect to my teacher’s classroom account?
  • What if I’m already subscribed to Epic?

Educators (scroll down for answers)

  • How do I share the free remote access to Epic with my students’ families?
  • What books and videos can students access on Epic?
  • When will my students have remote access to Epic?
  • What devices can students use to remotely access Epic?
  • How long will my students have free remote access to Epic
  • Will I be able to see if my students are reading at home?
  • How do I assign books and collections?
  • How do I set up a class roster?
  • How should students log in to Epic remotely?
  • What if my parents do not use email? Are they still able to sign up for an account? 

Families

How do I sign up for free remote access to Epic?

You will receive an email invitation from Epic through your child’s classroom teacher. Please closely follow instructions noted in the email to create an account using your email address (the same email address you received the invitation through) and a new password. If you have not received an email from Epic through your teacher, please reach out to your child’s teacher directly. 

If you have previously created an account on Epic, please follow the link in the email invitation from your teacher to accept the free remote access and connect to your teacher’s class. 

 

Do I need a credit or debit card for remote access to Epic?

No payment card is required to sign up for the free remote access to Epic, just an email address. If you do not use the invitation sent by your teacher for Remote Student Access, you will not be able to take advantage of this offer.  

 

When will my child be able to access Epic?

Once you have created an account, you can just sign into Epic using your email and password, and your child can read anytime!

 

What devices can I use to access Epic at home?

Your child can use Epic on any web browser (on a laptop or desktop computer), or the Epic app on any iOS or Android devices.

 

Only one of my child’s teachers shared the free remote access to Epic. Can my other children use Epic too?

Yes. You can create profiles for up to four children to use Epic simultaneously.

 

What is available to read on Epic during the free remote access?

Designed for unlimited discovery and unmatched safety, Epic! is the leading digital library for kids. Your child can explore 40,000 high-quality books, audiobooks, and videos from the world’s best publishers.

For some users, the videos may be turned off. To turn on the videos for your child, please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the parent profile with your password
  2. Click on "Settings" (gear icon) located on the upper section of the page.
  3. Scroll down and choose the "Learning Videos" option and click on the button to "ENABLE" this feature.

 

How long will my child have free remote access to Epic?

Your child will have free access to Epic through the end of the school year (June 30th). After June 30th, families are welcome to sign up for a paid subscription of Epic for $7.99/mo. 

 

How do I connect to the teacher’s classroom account?

Every student can connect their new home accounts to their existing classroom account using the class code, ensuring they can continue to access class collections and assigned books. If you do not see your teacher’s name under your child’s profile, please read and follow these instructions or check out this helpful tutorial to connect to your class.

Once connected, parents must log in using their email and password for their child to read on Epic. Please do not use the class code to log in.

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What if I’m already subscribed to Epic?

Thank you so much for subscribing to Epic! During COVID-19 school closures. Be sure to connect your child’s account to their classroom to stay connected to your teacher for remote learning, book assignments and monitoring of reading progress. If you do not see your teacher’s name under your child’s profile, please follow these instructions or check out this helpful tutorial to connect to your class.

Once connected, parents must log in using their email and password for their child to read on Epic. Please do not use the class code to log in.

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Educators 

How do I share the free remote access to Epic with my students’ families?

  1. Visit your Roster Page on a desktop or laptop computer (not a smartphone).
  2. For each student, click “Send Invite” and enter the parent email address
  3. Click “Send Invite” again and an email will be sent directly to the parent. The email will invite the parent to set up an account with an email address and connect to the classroom. This will be free of charge and no credit card will be required during signup. 

Note: You will receive an email confirmation once the parent signs up, and you can monitor your students’ remote access status directly from your roster.

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What books and videos can students access on Epic at home?

Your students will have unlimited access and can explore 40,000 high-quality books, audiobooks, and videos from the world’s best publishers, including books and collections you assign. 

 

When will my students have remote access to Epic?

After parents have created an account from your email invitation, they can sign into Epic using their email and password immediately.

 

What devices can students use to remotely access Epic?

Your students can use Epic on any web browser (on a laptop or desktop computer), or the Epic app on any iOS or Android devices.

 

How long will my students have free remote access to Epic?

Students will have free access to Epic through the end of the school year (June 30th). After June 30th, families are welcome to sign up for a paid subscription of Epic for $7.99/mo. 

 

Will I be able to see if my students are reading at home?

Yes, you can view their number of books and minutes read at home under section “Your Recent Student Activity” by logging into your educator dashboard.

 

How do I assign books or collections?

  1. Log into your Epic account
  2. Open a book or collection 
  3. Click the “Assign” icon 
  4. Your class roster will appear in a pop-up window. You can check-off individual students you would like to assign the book/collection to or click ‘Select All’ for the entire class
  5. Click the blue ‘Assign’ button. Assignments will be available to students in their Mailbox
  6. Under “My Students” dropdown on the top-right corner on your dashboard, select “Assignments” to see student progress.

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How do I set up a class roster?

Log into your Epic account and navigate to “My Students” on the top-right corner and select “Roster”. There are 2 ways to create and add students to your roster:

  1. Copy and Paste Your Class Roster (web only)
    • Click on “Add Students”
    • Copy and paste your roster or add students one at a time
  2. Import from Google Classroom
    • Click “Add Students”
    • Click on the “Import Google Classroom” button
    • Once you are logged into your Google account, select the course, then select the student profiles you would like to import (Note: only student names will be imported)

 

How should students log in to Epic remotely?

After parents have created an account from your email invitation, they can sign into Epic using their email and password immediately. Once parents have logged in, students can select their profile to start reading and learning on Epic.

 

What if my parents do not use email? Are they still able to sign up for an account? 

At this moment, a parent email address is required for families to be able to sign up for Remote Student Access on Epic

 

Please submit a request to our Support Team for any other questions.

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