How can my students use Epic Free at home?

How can my families get access to Epic Free? 

If a teacher has already invited their students’ families to set up an account for Remote Student Access, there’s nothing else to do! Kids can continue reading at home on Epic throughout the summer and beyond simply by logging in through that Parent account. We will send an email to families using RSA before the end of June to let them know about their automatic transition to Epic Free

If you are an educator new to Epic or have not yet shared Remote Student Access with your families, it’s not too late! You can invite families to Remote Student Access through June 30, 2020. Starting July 1, you can invite families to Epic Free using the same instructions. Learn how to get started here.

What free content will all students have access to beginning July 1st on Epic Free?

All students who have been reading on Epic via Remote Student Access via an invite from their teacher will now have 2 hours of weekly free access to a limited, hand-picked library of thousands of high-quality, educational books. (This is a different selection from what students can access in class, and does not include premium books, learning videos and audiobooks.)

Epic Free will include: 

  1. 2 hours of weekly free reading per student (timer resets every Monday)
  2. A limited selection of high-quality educational books, both fiction and nonfiction (including Read-To-Me books)

Epic Free will NOT include: 

  1. Premium books (both fiction and nonfiction)
  2. Audiobooks
  3. Learning videos

Why the 2-hour limit?

2 hours of weekly reading supports the recommended daily reading habit of 20 minutes a day for 6 days a week (and one day of rest!). We did our best to offer as many free books as possible while observing the restrictions of our licensing agreements with publishers.

How long will my students have access to Epic Free? 

Epic Free will be available for the foreseeable future. Also, we’re committed to keeping Epic FREE for educators in their classrooms - whether teaching remotely or in-person - when students return to school. 

How is the content on Epic Free different from what students were using with Remote Student Access? 

Epic Free will include: 

  1. 2 hours of weekly free reading per student (timer resets every Monday)
  2. A limited selection of high-quality educational books, both fiction and nonfiction (including Read-To-Me books)

Epic Free will NOT include: 

  1. Premium books (both fiction and nonfiction)
  2. Audiobooks
  3. Learning videos 

Remote Student Access was developed as a quick response to sudden school closures nationwide, and allows students and their families free access to Epic Unlimited with an invitation from a teacher, though June 30. Epic Unlimited includes 40k books, audiobooks, and learning videos, including all our premium content, which is normally priced at $7.99 / mo.

What if my students want to access Epic’s full library?

Epic Unlimited empowers kids with unlimited access to all 40,000 of Epic’s books—plus unlimited reading time— for $7.99/monthly. This includes access to all of Epic’s books, audiobooks, learning videos, and more from over 250 leading publishers, such as HarperCollins, Macmillan, Sesame Street, National Geographic Kids and Smithsonian.

What devices can be used to access Epic Free?

Epic is available on any web browser (on a laptop or desktop computer), or the Epic app on any iOS or Android device. (Be sure parents update their app for the latest version.)

How should kids and parents log in to Epic Free remotely? 

If your student is already using Remote Student Access, there will be no change to how they log in. Parents should visit www.getepic.com/sign-in and enter the same parent email and password that was used to set up their Parent account. Please note, they will have access to their complete reading history but a smaller library of books than they did with Remote Student Access.

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Will student badges/achievements be retained when the classroom switches to Epic Free?

Yes, past progress and reading history will still be a part of the student's profile.

My school is in session this summer. Will my students be able to use the class code?

Epic serves a global community of educators who will be returning to their classrooms at different times of the year when it is safe to do so. The class code may only be used from 6 AM - 4 PM when students are accessing Epic from within a physical school building. If you would like your students to access Epic remotely, please invite them to Epic Free.

Not sure if your student’s profile is connected to your classroom? Here’s how you can tell:

Teachers will see the word “Enabled!” in green next to the parent’s email on their Roster.

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Parents will see “Connected to: Mr./Ms. _________’s classroom” in their Parent Dashboard.

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Not seeing a student connected? Follow these instructions or check out this helpful tutorial so your student can connect to your classroom.

What happens when I archive my roster? Will my students still be able to access Epic Free? 

As long as students are logging in with a Parent account by going to www.getepic.com/sign-in and entering the same parent email and password that was used to set up the account, they will be able to access Epic Free even if you archive the student on your roster. 

Can my school purchase subscriptions in bulk for all of our students’ families? 

We currently do not offer an option for school purchases of bulk home subscriptions for students.  However, we thank you for your support in keeping kids reading at home. We can say with certainty that we are committed to keeping learning on Epic FREE to educators to use in their classrooms - whether learning remains remote or in-person - when students return to school. Please stay tuned to Epic's social and email channels for more specific updates in July.

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