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A Beka Digital
Frequently Answered Questions

Digital Textbooks

  • Can anyone purchase Digital Textbooks?

    Both A Beka Book schools and homeschoolers will be able to purchase Digital Textbooks.

  • How do I obtain Digital Textbooks?

    Digital Textbooks are sold on the A Beka Book website. After the Digital Textbook is purchased, an access code will be issued that you can redeem at Kno’s website or through Kno’s mobile app.

  • Can students access their Digital Textbooks on multiple devices?

    Digital Textbooks can be used on multiple devices (e.g., PC, iPad, tablet, or other mobile device). Notes, highlights, and last page read will automatically sync across all devices.

  • What platforms are Digital Textbooks available on?

    Digital Textbooks can perform on multiple platforms (e.g., Windows, iOS, and Android). Notes, highlights, and last page read will automatically sync across all platforms.

  • What are the system recommendations for Digital Textbooks?

    An updated version of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox and a DSL Internet connection are recommended. Also, the most recent versions of Adobe Flash and Java will need to be installed on your browser.

  • Can I see an example of a Digital Textbook?

    Samples are available on the A Beka Book website.

  • Does the Kno QuizMe feature work on all devices?

    Because the QuizMe feature is still in development by Kno, it may not be available on all products or devices.

  • Are Digital Textbooks being offered with the A Beka Academy program?

    For availability, please contact A Beka Academy Customer Service at 800-874-3592.

  • Can schools place exam orders for Digital Textbooks?

    Digital Textbooks are not available on exam orders.

  • Can Digital Textbooks be reused?

    A Beka Digital Textbooks will be licensed for 12 months from the date they are redeemed. After the 12 months expire, a new digital textbook will need to be purchased.

Digital Teaching Aids

  • What subjects will be available?

    The available subjects are listed on the A Beka Book website. Sign up for product updates for up-to-date notification.

  • Are Digital Teaching Aids useful for homeschoolers?

    Yes. Both schools and homeschoolers can use Digital Teaching Aids to engage their students and clarify concepts.

  • Are Digital Teaching Aids interactive?

    DTAs are not interactive, but they are a combination of animations, videos, and static images.

  • How do I get Digital Teaching Aids?

    You may purchase Digital Teaching Aids on the A Beka Book website. After your purchase, you can download the entire set for the textbook or lesson-by-lesson as needed. You don’t need an Internet connection to access your Teaching Aids once they’re downloaded.

  • What’s included in my purchase?

    Your purchase will include every Digital Teaching Aid corresponding to the textbook you’ve chosen. You can use your Digital Teaching Aids for any classroom application as many times in the years ahead as you’d like.

  • Will there be updates or additions after the initial release?

    The Teaching Aids will be as comprehensive as possible for each textbook upon release. Revised and expanded Digital Teaching Aids will be released with the corresponding revised textbook.

  • Are Digital Teaching Aids cost-effective?

    Your purchase of every Digital Teaching Aid for an entire textbook will cost a fraction of the price of a teacher’s edition.

  • What presentation software can I use with Digital Teaching Aids?

    Digital Teaching Aids are broadly compatible with your favorite presentation software that supports .mov, .mp4, and .flv file formats, whether you’re running the software on a computer, tablet, or other mobile device.

  • What are the computer system recommendations for downloading Digital Teaching Aids?

    Minimum system recommendations are a DSL Internet connection and an updated version of Internet Explorer (IE 10+), Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

  • What are the permitted uses and restricted uses of Digital Teaching Aids?

    Restricted Uses
    Advertisements
    Books
    Catalogs
    Commercial use
    eBooks
    Editorials
    Electronic templates
    E-mail
    Items for sale
    Logos
    Magazines
    Mobile app
    Newspapers
    Product packaging
    Publishing/Public display
    Sharing with colleagues or others
    Software
    Website

  • License Agreement (PDF)

Digital Art

  • Can anyone purchase Digital Art?

    Digital Art will be available to churches, schools, teachers, and homeschoolers.

  • Can I share my A Beka Digital Art with other people?

    Digital Art, though you may use it indefinitely, is sold as a single-user license.  Those interested in using Digital Art will be able to purchase it at the A Beka Book website.

  • How do I get Digital Art?

    You’ll be able to purchase a single image or entire collections at the A Beka Book website.

  • What file formats are offered for Digital Art?

    Both full color and line art will be available in PNG or scalable PDF formats.

  • What are the permitted uses and restricted uses of Digital Art?

    Permitted Uses
    Personal use by the teacher on
      classroom-generated items
      such as the following:
    Awards
    Bulletin boards
    Charts
    Class handouts
    Class newsletters
    Class PowerPoint® presentations
    Educational cards
    Games
    Graphics
    Greeting/welcome/get well cards
    Illustrations
    Manipulatives
    Name plates/Desk tags
    Posters
    Projects
    Room brighteners
    Visual aids
    Worksheets

    Restricted Uses
    Advertisements
    Books
    Catalogs
    Commercial use
    eBooks
    Editorials
    Electronic templates
    E-mail
    Items for sale
    Logos
    Magazines
    Mobile app
    Newspapers
    Product packaging
    Publishing/Public display
    Sharing with colleagues or others
    Software
    Website

  • License Agreement (PDF)

Digital Assessments

  • How are the online and bubble sheet assessments computer graded?

    Objective questions are scored by computer, while subjective questions need to be graded manually. There is no need to purchase an optical scanning machine to grade bubble sheets; just scan the bubble sheets on a regular scanner and upload the file into A Beka Digital Assessments for grading.

  • How do I see my students’ scores?

    You may view or download test and quiz results immediately in Digital Assessments.

  • Do I still need to use a grade book or learning management system?

    Yes. You will need a grade book or learning management system so that grades can be weighted and averaged.

  • What types of reports are available on the Digital Assessments program?

    Teachers and administrators can run assessment results reports, class diagnostics, question analysis, and proficiency reports.

  • For what subjects or grades will Digital Assessments be available?

    All subjects and grades can use the test authoring module. Pre-authored A Beka tests and questions are available for grades 7–12 in most core and elective subjects. 

  • Can anyone purchase Digital Assessments?

    Digital Assessments will be available to schools and A Beka Book homeschoolers.

  • Can homeschoolers use Digital Assessments?

    Yes. Homeschoolers will be able to subscribe, take A Beka Book secondary-level subject tests online, and receive an assessment report. Digital Assessments tailored for homeschoolers will be released in 2015. Sign up to receive updates.

  • How are Digital Assessments sold?

    A Beka Digital Assessments are a 12-month subscription sold through the A Beka Book website and catalog.  A link to the assessment portal will be sent upon order completion.

  • Are Digital Assessments cost-effective?

    For a fraction of the cost of teacher keys, you can have assessments for the entire year.

  • What are the computer system recommendations for A Beka Digital Assessments?

    Since there’s no software to download, you’ll need Internet access and an updated version of Internet Explorer (IE 10+), Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. Also, make sure that you have the most recent version of Adobe Flash installed for your browser. Windows XP users must use Firefox or Chrome.

  • What customer support will be available?

    Speak with customer service via telephone or by live chat 7:30 am–4:45 pm CT, or send questions by e-mail. See Contact Us.

Digital Assessments Trial

  • How do I sign up for a trial version of Digital Assessments?

    Click here to create an account and start your trial.

  • How long will the trial version last?

    You’ll have 30 days from the time you sign up to explore all the benefits of Digital Assessments trial version.

  • How is the trial version different from the full version?

    In order to maintain test integrity and security, the A Beka question and test banks will not be included in the trial version. These will be available in the full version.

  • I work at a Christian school. Is the trial version for me?

    Yes. This trial version is tailored for school faculty and staff.

  • I homeschool. Will I get an opportunity to test Digital Assessments?

    Yes. In the future, homeschoolers will be able to try out the Digital Assessment platform specifically designed for homeschooling families.

  • What can I do in the trial version?

    You’ll be able to create your own questions and tests, assign your tests for online use, generate bubble sheets, print your custom tests, and view reports. 

  • What equipment do I need?

    Use a PC running an up-to-date browser. Windows XP users are encouraged to use Chrome or Firefox for the best experience. Windows 7 and 8 users may use your favorite up-to-date browser.

  • Is there a cost for the trial version?

    No. The trial version is absolutely free and continues for 30 days.

  • Can I order the complete Assessment subscription during my trial?

    You can begin preordering the full assessment platform beginning April 17, 2014, regardless of whether you’ve finished the trial.

  • What happens with the tests I’ve created after the trial version’s 30-day period ends?

    Questions, tests, and other work created in the trial version will not be stored at the end of the 30-day period.

  • My trial version expired. What do I do next?

    You don’t have to do anything; you don’t have to unsubscribe or cancel. To order the full version of A Beka Digital Assessments, visit www.abeka.com.

CONTACT US

  • Call Toll Free
    1-877-A Beka Book
    (1-877-223-5226)
    International
    850-478-8933
    Fax U.S. and Canada
    1-800-874-3590
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