Skillful Digibooks

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How to use your NEW Digibook 2.0

What is the Digibook 2.0?

New Users

How do I access my Digibook 2.0 (HTML)?

 

Existing Skillful users

Am I an existing Skillful user?

How do I access my Digibook 2.0 (HTML)?

Will my log in work with the NEW Digibook 2.0 (HTML) through Macmillan Education Everywhere?

Will my Markbook/scores and annotations be on the NEW Digibook 2.0 (HTML)?

What changes I should be aware of?

 

How to use your Digibook (Flash)

How do I access the online version?

How do I access the installable version?

 

Technical

What are the system requirements for the NEW Digibook 2.0?

What are the system requirements for the Digibook (Flash version)?

Can I register a student access code with my teacher profile?

Can I have multiple users accessing the same account?

I am having technical problems. Who can I contact?

 

 

How to use your NEW Digibook 2.0

What is the Digibook 2.0?

The Digibook 2.0 (HTML) is a new version of the Digibook designed for an enhanced customer experience. It is available through the Macmillan Education Everywhere (MEE) App. It is an App in the form of a bookshelf that allows users to access Macmillan digital resources in one location. It can be downloaded on multiple devices so users can have access to their resources anytime, anywhere.

 

IMPORTANT: Currently, Digibook 2.0 is only available as an installable product.

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New users:

How do I access my Digibook 2.0 (HTML)?

Before you start, make sure you have:

         Created a Macmillan Education Everywhere account.

         Downloaded the Macmillan Education Everywhere App.

  If you do not have an account or have not downloaded the App, you can do both here: www.macmillaneducationeverywhere.com

         An internet connection.

         Your Skillful code. You will find this on the inside cover of your book.

 

1.         Open the Macmillan Education Everywhere App on your device, and log in.

2.         Click on 'Add'. Follow the instructions on-screen to activate your code. Once your code has successfully been activated, you will see your Skillful product.

3.         Click on 'Download' to download the Digibook 2.0 to the MEE App.

   If you have a disc, follow the instructions provided with the disc.

4.         Once installed, the button will change to 'Open'. Click 'Open' to access your Digibook 2.0.

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Existing Skillful users:

Am I an existing Skillful user?

If you had an active subscription on January 27th 2015, then you qualify as an existing user.

 

How do I access my Digibook 2.0 (HTML)?

As an existing user you already have a Macmillan Education Everywhere account. Log in at www.macmillaneducationeverywhere.com. Your username and password are the same that you use to access your current Skillful Digibooks (Flash). When you log in for the first time, you will be asked to enter some extra details about yourself. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the form.

 

Before you start make sure you have:

         Downloaded the Macmillan Education Everywhere App.

  You can download the app here: www.macmillaneducationeverywhere.com (you need to log in first to download the App)

         An internet connection.

 

1.         Open the Macmillan Education Everywhere App on your device, and log in. You will be taken to the 'View' page which will show any current Digibook 2.0 subscriptions you have access to.

   For example, if you have an active subscription for the Skillful Level 1 Listening and Speaking Digibook (Flash), you will have access to the NEW Digibook 2.0 Skillful Level 1 Listening and Speaking. You do not need to re-activate your code.

2.         Click on 'Download' to download the Digibook 2.0 to the MEE App.

   If you have a disc, follow the instructions provided with the disc.

3.         Once installed, the button will change to 'Open'. Click 'Open' to access your Digibook 2.0.

 

If you wish to activate a new code for your Digibook 2.0, follow these steps:

1.         Open the Macmillan Education Everywhere App on your device, and log in.

2.         Click on 'Add'. Follow the instructions on-screen to activate your code. Once your code has successfully been activated, you will see your Skillful product.

3.         Click on 'Download' to download the Digibook 2.0 to the MEE App.

   If you have a disc, follow the instructions provided with the disc.

4.         Once installed, the button will change to 'Open'. Click 'Open' to access your Digibook 2.0.

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Will my log in work with the NEW Digibook 2.0 (HTML) through Macmillan Education Everywhere?

If you had an active subscription on January 27th 2015, your account details will be transferred. You can use the same login details that you used to log into the Digibook (Flash version). When you log in for the first time, you will be asked to enter some extra details about yourself. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the form.

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Will my Markbook/scores and annotations be on the NEW Digibook 2.0 (HTML)?

Unfortunately, this information will not be on your new Digibook 2.0. The Digibook 2.0 (HTML) is built on a new platform and uses new technology. This means that the two versions are not compatible. As a result, your data, which are your digibook annotations and Markbook/scores (including classes), will not be transferred. We recommend you make a copy or download scores from your Markbook if you wish to keep a record of them.

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What changes should I be aware of?

To use the NEW Digibook 2.0:

 

Student

You will need to re-join your class.

 

Teacher

You will need to set up all your classes again, and add your students (or you can ask them to join the class).

 

Please note though, that you will have access to the Flash version of the digibook during your subscription period. This means that when you come to the end of your year/course, you can access all the Markbook data stored in your Flash version and combine it with the Markbook data stored in your NEW Digibook 2.0 version. Follow the instructions below:

 

Teacher

Flash version

1.         Log in to the Digibook (Flash) at http://www.skillfuldigibooks.com. As a teacher you must use the online version to access the Markbook.

2.         Click on 'Markbook' from the table of contents.

3.         Choose your class from the drop down menu on the top left.

4.         Click on the 'Download CSV' button to download your students' scores

5.         Save the .csv file on your local device.

 

NEW Digibook 2.0

1.         Log in to your Macmillan Education Everywhere App and access your Digibook 2.0. You must be connected to the internet.

2.         Click on 'Markbook' from the Main Menu.

3.         Choose your class from the drop down menu on the top left.

4.         Click on the 'Download CSV' button to download your students' scores

5.         Save the .csv file on your local device.

 

Combine the scores data from both files into one single file. This file will be your final students' scores.

 

IMPORTANT: Once you decide to start using the NEW Digibook 2.0, please do not use the Flash version unless you need to print or download your Markbook.

Remember that any activities or annotations done in the Flash version will not appear in the NEW Digibook 2.0 version.

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How to use your Digibook (Flash)

 

How do I access the online version?

To access your Digibook (Flash) online, follow these steps:

1.         Click on 'Digibook (Flash) user? Click here'. You will see the login form.

2.         Log in with your username and password. If you have forgotten these details, use the links provided to retrieve them.

3.         Click on 'Login'. You will be taken to a page listing all the Digibooks (Flash).

4.         Click on your level to open the Digibook (Flash).

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How do I access the installable version?

To access the installable version of Digibook (Flash), follow these steps:

1.         Click on 'Digibook (Flash) user? Click here'. The login form will appear.

2.         Log in with your username and password. If you have forgotten these details, use the links provided to retrieve them.

3.         Click on 'Login'. You will be taken to a page showing all the available Digibooks (Flash).

4.         Click on 'Click here to download the installable Digibook (Flash)'. A pop-up window will appear.

5.         Select the level you want to download. The file (.zip) will begin to download.

6.         Once you have downloaded the file, unzip it.

7.         Open the folder and double-click on the 'Install.exe' file. This will start the install process.

8.         Follow the on-screen instructions to install your product. Once installed, you will be able to access your product from a shortcut on your desktop.

9.         Log in with your username and password to use your product.

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Technical

 

What are the system requirements for the NEW Digibook 2.0?

Online

IE

Firefox

Chrome

Safari

Browser

10+

11.0+

15.0+

6.0+

 

Offline

CPU

RAM

Disk

Resolution

Windows 7 and above

1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit

1GB (32-bit) / 2 GB (64-bit)

16 GB (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)

800x600 px / 32-bit color

 

The MEE App used with the NEW Digibook 2.0 and many other Macmillan products is a new App and we are regularly updating it and the systems we support. To see the latest system requirements and availability, go to the MEE App Help page.

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What are the system requirements for the Digibook (Flash version)?

Online

IE

Firefox

Chrome

Browser

8 & 9

 

 

Additional software/application

Adobe Acrobat Reader; Flash Player 10.1

 

Offline

CPU

RAM

Disk

Resolution

Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7

Core 2 Duo, 2.33 GHz

2 GB

2 GB

1024 x 768 pixels, 32-bit colour

Mac OS: 10.7 / 10.8 / 10.9

Core 2 Duo, 1.83 GHz

2 GB

2 GB

1024 x 768 pixels, 32-bit colour

Additional software/application

Adobe Acrobat Reader; Flash Player 11.5; Java 1.6 JRE

 

Additional recommended system requirements

         Administration rights: One-time, to install the software

         Broadband connection: for Authentication/Registration/Download/Updates

         Please ask your network administrator to ensure the following before they install any digibooks:

         a.       Proxy/Firewall/Antivirus settings must allow the services mentioned below:

         b.      <url of the mail website - skillfuldigibooks.com>

                    http://www.onestopscience.com

                    http://curriculumplatform.s3.amazonaws.com

                    http://cdn.onestopscience.com

                    http://production.onestopscience.com

         c.      The following sites are secure and may be causing particular problems as proxy servers often block secure sites by default, so please make sure these are unblocked for port 443 as well as port 80:

                    https://userws.onestopscience.com

                    https://registration-live-v2.ws.macmillaneducation.com

         d.      In case of multiple firewalls, local firewall must allow SCP Installable application to bypass itself to interact with external services

         e.      User must provide valid proxy authentication details like User ID and password in the proxy authentication pop-up after launching the application

 

Follow the link below.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javasebusiness/downloads/java-archive-downloads-javase6-419409.html#jdk-6u43-oth-JPR

 

Scroll down the page to the table headed Java SE Development Kit 6u43.

         If you are using a 32-bit version of Windows, scroll down to 'Windows x86' in the left hand column, and click on the file in the right hand column, 'jdk-6u43-windows-i586.exe'

         If you are using a 64-bit version of Windows, scroll down to 'Windows x64' in the left hand column, and click on the file in the right hand column, 'jdk-6u43-windows-x64.exe'

 

If you are not sure if you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows, please see the link below:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/32-bit-and-64-bit-windows-frequently-asked-questions

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Can I register a student access code with my teacher profile?

No. Once you are registered as a teacher, you will only be able to validate teacher access codes. To use the student code, you will need to re-register with a different username and password.

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Can I have multiple users accessing the same Skillful account?
No. Each user needs an individual licence to use the digital product - one licence per user.

 

Each user needs to register separately in order to make full use of the resources. For example, taking tests and tracking results, making annotations and study notes, and highlighting key points in the digital text all require each student to have an individual registration. Students can also join a teacher's class when it's set up, allowing the teacher to track student progress and use of the resources. The opportunities for learning using our platform are best in a one-on-one learning device environment.

 

We also believe that providing students with 24/7 access to their textbook and support resources is essential for improving learning outcomes and independent learning.

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I am having technical problems. Who can I contact?

If you need help with your product, you can fill in a customer support form at help.macmillan.com

Teachers can also contact their local sales representative.

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