Subtext Premium FAQ
Last fall, we announced that Subtext would become a premium-only app on July 1, 2015. Our transition-to-premium plan aimed to give schools all of the 2014-2105 school year to prepare; it asked schools to discontinue purchases through iTunes and begin/continue purchasing through the Renaissance Learning sales team and platform.
As our transition date of June 30th quickly approaches, we have some updated information to share with you.
NEW! Subtext is now part of Accelerated Reader 360
Beginning on July 1st, 2015, Subtext will become part of Accelerated Reader 360. Essentially this means that we’ll be closing down the Subtext application in the App Store in early July and ALL Subtext features will be accessible as part of the Accelerated Reader 360 program. All Subtext customers will be able to purchase AR 360 for the price of Subtext: $3 per student per year. Once you purchase your new AR 360 account, your old Subtext account can be synced with your old Google account, so you preserve any previous work.
Purchasing customers will be given Accelerated Reader 360, which includes:
The iOS app formerly called “Subtext” (now called AR 360), which includes all of the Subtext features, including: Track Progress, text to speech, assignments, and more.
A cross-platform web reader – perfect for classes with mixed devices or BYOD programs
Almost 800 leveled informational texts, each with a built-in skills practice assignment and an Accelerated Reader quiz
Access to over 170,000 Accelerated Reader quizzes, one for nearly every book your students read
A personalized independent reading program that encourages students to read regularly at their level to drive growth
A Reading Dashboard that monitors growth across both print and digital reading
Have more questions? Please read below for some FAQs or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-338-4204 with any outstanding questions. We’re here to help make this transition as easy as possible!
What will happen to the Subtext iOS app?
Anyone still using Subtext as of 6/30/15, will be alerted that they should install the Accelerated Reader 360 app available in the App Store. Accelerated Reader 360 iOS and Subtext iOS are identical in every way; however, the AR 360 program includes even more features.
How do I order AR 360 (formerly Subtext)?
If you already work with a Renaissance sales representative, you can email or call them to order AR 360. Otherwise, please email email@example.com or call 800-338-4204 and explain that you’re a Subtext customer who would like to purchase licenses for the 2015-2016 school year. We will guide you through the necessary steps, but in general:
You will sign a quote to purchase AR 360 at a discounted price of $3 per student per year.
You will provide a PO for the amount of the purchase.
You will need to sign and fax Renaissance’s hosting agreement to 877-988-8051
How do I get set up in AR 360?
Unlike the Subtext app, which let administrators assign licenses inside the app, the new process will provide you with a hosted site (to safely and securely store your data) and a set of user names and passwords that work across the iOS and Web applications. NEW: Follow our screen shot guide to see how to set up accounts in Renaissance Place.
After you’ve ordered AR 360, someone from our Implementation team will contact you with instructions on setting up your site and usernames. You will need to have an administrator from your school:
Set up your courses and classes in Renaissance Place (AR 360 automatically imports your RP groups, but new groups can always be created anytime, just like in Subtext) – see our screen shot set up guide
Set up your student accounts (this is done by uploading a spreadsheet)
Download the AR 360 iOS app, available from the App Store today
Customers who want to use the iOS app will enter their RPID into the iOS login screen, then each student will log in with their new Renaissance Place user name and password. If you previously logged into Subtext with a Google account and have work in your old Subtext account that you’d like to transfer to your new Renaissance account, please follow these instructions. If you were using Edmodo, please read below.
How do I connect my Google account?
After you’ve set up your new AR 360 account, you can sync the work in your old Subtext account via the “Settings” menu in the app. Simply tap “Connect to Google” and log in with the same Google account you used to log into Subtext. This will essentially merge your old work (notes, library, assignments) with your new account. Please visit our Help page for more info.
What if I was using Edmodo?
Because the Subtext Edmodo application was essentially an alternative login for Subtext, this application will be discontinued as of 6/30/15. If Edmodo was your sole Subtext login, please contact us after your purchase is complete, and we’ll manually merge your old Edmodo account with your new account in AR 360. If you were using Google as a Subtext login as well as Edmodo, please connect your Google account, per the instructions above.
What if I ordered 2015-2016 Subtext licenses last year?
If you bought Subtext and you have no other Renaissance products:
Your account will be manually adjusted effective 7/1/15 to show that you own Accelerated Reader 360. You will need to sign a hosted agreement (which you can fax to us at 877-988-8051), and you will continue to receive $3 per-student pricing. Because the Google and Edmodo logins will be discontinued as of 6/30/15, you will need to install the Accelerated Reader iOS app from the App Store and login with your Renaissance Place login. An Implementation coordinator will assist you with setting up those Renaissance Place logins. Please call us at 800-338-4204 if you have any questions.
If you bought Subtext but you *also* own other Renaissance products:
Your account will be manually adjusted effective 7/1/15 to show that you own Accelerated Reader 360. As you do with other programs, you’ll set up Courses and Classes, and make sure the correct students have accounts set up for Renaissance Place. Because the Google and Edmodo logins will be discontinued as of 6/30/15, you will need to install the Accelerated Reader iOS app from the App Store and login through your Renaissance Place login. Please call us at 800-338-4204 if you have any questions.
What if I ordered Subtext through iTunes?
All Subtext iOS licenses purchased through iTunes expire on 6/30/15. Please call us at 800-338-4204 to purchase licenses for the 2015-2016 school year.