Accessing the Take Home Version of Read&Write

If your organization has a Read&Write license with Take Home rights, students can access Read&Write when they are at home or off campus. 

  • If your school/district uses G Suite or Office 365 organizational accounts, students can log into Read&Write anywhere with their organizational G Suite or Office 365 account. 

  • Alternatively, students can log into Read&Write with a personal email address or account. This could be because either:

  1. Your school/district does not use G Suite or Office 365 organizational accounts or

  2. Students prefer to use Read&Write with a personal email address

Example: Your school is an Office 365 organization, but your students use G Suite on a personal email address (e.g. Gmail). Those personal email addresses can be licensed so students can access Read&Write for Google Chrome in Google Drive, with Google Docs, etc.


Choose from the options below based on what accounts your students will use at home.

Note: These instructions are for Read&Write for Windows, Read&Write for Mac, Read&Write for Google Chrome, Read&Write for Microsoft Edge, Read&Write for iPad, and Read&Write for Android only.

If students will be using Read&Write for Windows version 11.5 or Read&Write for Mac version 6, click on the links below to see the appropriate instructions for take home use on those platforms. 

Setting up the Take Home version (for Read&Write for Windows version 11.5)

Setting up the Take Home version (for Read&Write for Mac version 6)


Students use organizational G Suite accounts

For an Unlimited license, all of your students will automatically have access to Read&Write at home through their organizational G Suite accounts.

For a Group license, any student who has been added to the group and licensed with the Texthelp Google Admin Tool will automatically have access to Read&Write at home through their organizational G Suite account. See Setting up your Group License - Texthelp Google Admin Tool for instructions.


How do my students access the different versions of Read&Write?


Windows

Mac

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

iPad

Android

Install Read&Write and sign in with Google ID

Install Read&Write and sign in with Google ID

Sign into Chrome with Google ID and install Read&Write for Google Chrome

N/A

Install Read&Write and link Google ID when prompted

Install Read&Write and link Google ID when prompted













Students use organizational Office 365 accounts

For an Unlimited license, all of your students will automatically have access to Read&Write at home through their organizational Office 365 account.

For a Group license, any student who has been added to the group and licensed with the Texthelp Admin Tool will automatically have access to Read&Write at home through their organizational Office 365 account. See Setting up your Group License - Texthelp Google Admin Tool for instructions.


How do my students access the different versions of Read&Write?


Windows

Mac

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

iPad 

Android

Install Read&Write and sign in with Office 365 account

Install Read&Write and sign in with Office 365 account

Install Read&Write and sign in with Office 365 account

Install Read&Write and sign in with Office 365 account

Install Read&Write and enter Product Code 

 OR 

Create URL for students to activate their license.

See How do I deploy the app to multiple devices for instructions.

Install Read&Write  and enter Product Code

 OR 

Create URL for students to activate their license.

See How can I deploy the app for instructions.




Students use personal email addresses


For both Unlimited and Group licenses, students’ personal email addresses must be licensed through the Texthelp Admin Tool in order to access Read&Write at home.

Students must use one of the following types of accounts to sign into Read&Write:

  • Google 

  • Microsoft Office 365

  • Facebook 

  • Twitter

  • LinkedIn

To set up students’ personal email addresses with access to Read&Write do the following:


  1. Create a spreadsheet with the list of email addresses in a column. Save as a CSV file.  

    Only one CSV file can be attached to the license at any given time, so you will need to keep the CSV file up to date with new students email addresses in the same CSV file, as uploading this will overwrite any previous versions that have been attached.  

Spreadsheet CSV File

  1. Go to the Texthelp Admin Tool

  2. Enter your Read&Write Product Code and click Continue


Enter Product Code Screen

  1. You’ll need to sign into the Texthelp Admin Tool with a Google or Microsoft ID. This can be an organizational account or individual account. Click on the provider you want to log in with and enter your details.


Please note: The email address you use to log into the Texthelp Admin Tool must be added to a list of contacts for your organization’s Read&Write license in order for you to access. For more information, or if you are unable to log in, please contact Texthelp Technical Support at support@texthelp.com. 


  1. Accept the permissions.

  2. Click on Manage Take Home Users 



  1. Click on Via CSV File and upload your file.



How do my students access the different versions of Read&Write?


Windows

Mac

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

iPad 

Android

Install Read&Write and sign in with personal email addresses

Install Read&Write and sign in with personal email address

Sign into Chrome with personal Google email addresses and install Read&Write for Google Chrome

Install Read&Write and sign in with personal Microsoft Office 365 email address

Install Read&Write and sign in with personal Google email address

 OR  

Enter Product Code for student on the iPad 

 OR 

Create URL for students to activate their license. See How do I deploy the app to multiple devices for instructions

Install Read&Write and sign in with personal Google email address

 OR 

Enter Product Code for student on the Android 

 OR  

Create URL for students to activate their license.

See How can I deploy the app for instructions.


Students don't have an email address


The Take Home Code can be used to sign into Read&Write as an alternative to using GSuite, Office 365 or personal email addresses.  

This option is currently only available to Read&Write for Windows users.

To manage your Take Home Code:-

  1. Go to the Texthelp Admin Tool

  1. Enter your Read&Write Product Code and click Continue

Enter Product Code Screen

  1. Once you’ve logged in, click on Manage Take Home Code

  1. Your current Take Home Code will be displayed


This Take Home Code can be given to your end users.  When they install Read&Write version 12.0.51 or above on their home computers, they can select the Use Take Home Code option.  Once they enter the Take Home Code, they will be able to access the features of Read&Write.


Please Note:- This code must be distributed in a secure way and should not be used by anyone outside of your organisation.


The Take Home Code can be reset by clicking the Reset button.  When this is done, the previous Take Home Code can’t be used to sign into Read&Write.  This will also expire Read&Write for any of your users who have signed in using the previous Take Home Code.  When your users receive the new Take Home Code, they can click the Sign Out button on the Read&Write toolbar, then sign in using the new Take Home Code.


How do my students access the different versions of Read&Write?


This option is currently only available to Read&Write for Windows users.