Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do with the Educreations iPad app?

Educreations is a recordable interactive whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online. Students and colleagues can replay your lessons in any web browser, or from within our app on their iPads. Check out the "Showcase" on our homepage or the "Featured" tab in our iPad app to view some great lessons that other teachers have created with Educreations.

What if I don't have an iPad?

You can also create lessons using our online whiteboard, which works in any browser that supports flash. Just log in to your account on our website and click on the "Create a New Lesson" link to launch our online whiteboard.

Does your iPad app work on the original iPad, too?

Yep, it sure does.

Does Educreations work on Android tablets?

We're focused on the iPad for now. At some point, we may also create an app for Android devices.

Where can I see lessons that others have created?

You can browse some of the great lessons that others have created in our public directory. We also have a list of showcased lessons in our directory as well. You can also view these showcased lessons by visiting the "Featured" tab of our iPad app.

Can I embed a lesson on my blog or website?

Yes, but only public lessons may be embedded for viewing outside of educreations.com, so make sure to choose the "public" option in your lesson's privacy settings. Then, visit the lesson playback page for the lesson you want to embed. On the right side of the page, you'll find a link that says, "embed on the web." Once you click this link, you'll be prompted to copy an embed code that you can use to post your lesson anywhere on the web.

You can also get your lesson embed code from within our iPad app. On the My Lessons screen, tap the share icon and then tap the gray link icon for the lesson you want to embed. The embed code will be copied to your iPad's clipboard. Simply paste the copied embed code into any website or blog that supports embeds.

Can my students create accounts on Educreations?

Your students can create their own accounts on Educreations, either by signing up on our website or from within the Educreations iPad app. In order to register via the iPad app, they will need to be using version 1.2.6 or newer.

If you would like to have students automatically enrolled in your course when they sign up, you will need to distribute your course code to your students. Find the course code on the “Students” tab of your course on our website. You will see a link and a code. If your students register via this link, your course code will be pre-filled for them in the sign up form, so they won't have to remember it. Otherwise, you can simply pass out the course code and your students will be prompted to enter the code during the sign up process.

Your students can also enroll in your course after they sign up by clicking on the "subscribe to course" after logging into our website.

Tip: Students only need to register once for an Educreations account. After registering, they can enroll in any course for which they have the registration link.

How can I add students to my class?

To share a course with your students, just log in to your account on our website and then click on the Educreations logo in the upper left corner to go to your dashboard. Then click on the course to view it, and then click on the “Students” tab to find your course code. You will see a link and a code. Using the link, your students can register for Educreations accounts and will automatically be enrolled in your course. Or you can simply pass out the course code and direct your students to register through our homepage, where they will be prompted to enter the course code during the registration process.

Your students can register either on our website or from within our iPad app, as long as they have installed version 1.2.6 or newer. See more details in this answer.

Can my students replay my lessons on a PC or Mac?

Yes, students can view your lessons on any computer that has flash player installed.

Students can also view your lessons on an iPad. When viewing a lesson in Safari on the iPad, Safari will automatically open our iPad app and the lesson will begin playing directly within our app. When the lesson has finished playing, simply switch back to Safari to continue browsing.

Can my students record their own lessons?

Yes, students can create lessons. By default, student lessons are stored privately on educreations.com and are only visible to the student and that student's teachers. If the student wishes to share their work with others, they can use the "Copy Lesson Link" option to get a special URL for their lesson that they can share.

Teachers can view their students' lessons by clicking on each student's username in their course roster, which appears on the Students tab of each course.

How do I email a lesson to a friend?

If you're using our iPad app, you can email any of your lessons directly from the iPad. Just navigate to the "My Lessons" screen. Tap the share button at the top-right. Then tap the email icon on the video you'd like to share.

Tip: You'll need to make sure you've setup your email account in the Mail app on your iPad before you can email lessons from our app.

Can I download or export my lessons?

We don't currently provide a way to export lessons, though it's easy to embed them on a blog or website. For now, one solution would be to create a screen recording of the video on playback using screen recording software.

What kind of images can I use in my lessons?

You can use most common image formats - JPEG, PNG, GIF and more. If there's a format that isn't working for you, we want to know about it!

Tip: Did you know that you can animate your images while recording? Simply touch and drag to move, resize and rotate your images! All of your actions will be recorded to create stunning animations when your finished lesson is replayed.

Using my mouse to draw in the web whiteboard is hard. Is there a better way?

We agree. A mouse doesn't make a great drawing tool. For best results using your handwriting on our web whiteboard, use an inexpensive USB drawing tablet like this one made by Wacom or an interactive whiteboard.

What if I can't find my school when I try to sign up?

If you don't find your school in our database, it's easy to add it. We support any school, anywhere in the world. If your school isn't already in our database, you'll be prompted to enter some basic information about your school so we can add it to our system.

Why did I receive an email requesting that I confirm my email address?

This is a standard procedure used by most online services. It allows us to make sure you typed the correct email address when you registered for your account. It also lets us verify that you actually own that email account, so we know we're not spamming someone else's email inbox.

I've got an idea for a great new feature. How do I tell you about it?

Great! We love hearing your ideas about how we can continue to improve. Shoot us an email at support@educreations.com and let us know!

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