A Beka Digital

Frequently Asked Questions

Digital Teaching Aids

  • What is the purpose of Digital Teaching Aids?

    The purpose of Digital Teaching Aids is to enhance teacher presentations in a classroom setting.

  • Are Digital Teaching Aids interactive?

    DTAs are not interactive, but they have 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.

  • How do I use a Digital Teaching Aid?

    Follow our step-by-step guide on how to get started using your Digital Teaching Aids.

  • How do I put a Digital Teaching Aid on an iPad?

    1. Save the DTA to the computer using the MPA options provided by the A Beka website.
    2. Open iTunes on the computer and through the Menu, select Add File to Library
    3. Find and select the DTA from where you saved it on your computer.  Then the DTA will be
      saved in Home Videos section of iTunes.
    4. Connect iPad and sync.

  • 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. When the textbook corresponding with the Digital Teaching Aid is revised, the Digital Teaching Aid will be removed from the digital downloads page.

  • 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 restricted uses of Digital Teaching Aids?

    Commercial use
    Electronic templates
    Items for sale
    Mobile app
    Product packaging
    Publishing/Public display
    Sharing with colleagues or others

  • 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:
    Bulletin boards
    Class handouts
    Class newsletters
    Class PowerPoint® presentations
    Educational cards
    Greeting/welcome/get well cards
    Name plates/Desk tags
    Room brighteners
    Visual aids

    Restricted Uses
    Commercial use
    Electronic templates
    Items for sale
    Mobile app
    Product packaging
    Publishing/Public display
    Sharing with colleagues or others

  • 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 homeschoolers use Digital Assessments?

    Yes. Digital Assessments tailored for homeschoolers will be released in 2017. Homeschoolers will be able to subscribe, take A Beka Book secondary-level subject tests online, and receive an assessment report. 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.

  • 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.

  • What customer support will be available?

    Speak with customer service via telephone or by live chat 8 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 order the complete Assessment at any time, 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.