Epic! Books for Kids

Epic is a platform that allows teachers to push books, videos and audio books to their students. They are currently offering free access for families connected to teacher accounts during the COVID-19 Remote Learning situation.

The Epic app is in self service for students. Before using this with students, teachers will need to go to the website and create an account, then add their students. Then they will need to send each student’s parent or guardian an invitation from the student roster page.

HOW TO GET STARTED

If you’re already an active teacher on Epic:

Invite your families to sign up for free Remote Student Access from the roster page. Students should not use your class code to log in as they normally would. [Please follow these detailed instructions.]

If you are a teacher not currently active on Epic, but already have an Epic account: 

  1. Sign in to your account. If you have forgotten your password, you can request a reset to be sent to the email associated with the account
  2. Set up your student roster. It’s easy to add your students via Google Classroom, or one by one. (See Instructions for adding students to your roster here.)
  3. Invite your families from the student roster page. [Detailed instructions here]

If you are a teacher new to Epic: 

  1. Open your account at https://www.getepic.com/educators . It’s 100% free; all you need is a valid educator email  
  2. Sign in to your account
  3. Set up your student roster. It’s easy to add your students via Google Classroom, or one by one.
  4. Invite your families from the student roster page. [Detailed instructions here]

What to expect after inviting student families:

  1. Parents will receive an email, set up their account, and request permission to link to your classroom. You can track each student’s access status and approve family linking requests on your roster page
  2. You will receive an email confirmation once the family account is successfully linked

What does the Remote Student Access Experience include?

Students can log on via a web browser on a desktop or laptop computer, or the Epic app on iOS or Android. The apps are free to download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Students can access the full library of over 40,000 e-books, audiobooks, learning videos, and quizzes that is available to them in class. (Materials in Spanish, French and Chinese, too!)

Educators can assign a book, or collections of books, to individual students or to the entire class. Educators can monitor their students’ reading activity via their student reading logs.

Additional resources and step-by-step instructions: