You can download a free myON app for iPad from iTunes. In the app store, search for the keyword "myON" to find the app.
The app lets you do the following:
- Share iPads between students and classes - students log in to use the app.
- Download up to 20 books to read any time (even if you do not have an Internet connection after downloading). Every book in the collection is available to download for offline reading. You can select books to download through visual search or through the myon.co.uk website on Safari or Chrome.
- Keep track of student reading statistics (online and offline), and sync activity to student myON accounts.
- Read books offline, with audio and highlighting if necessary.
The iPad app requires iOS 8.0 or later. To add accounts and download books, you must be able to connect to the Internet. iPhones are not supported; the app is intended to be used on iPads.
Note: iPads can also use the built-in Safari web browser to directly access www.myon.co.uk.
Opening the App
After downloading the app, select the myON icon on your iPad.
Using the App
After downloading the app, you can immediately read the included Jackie Robinson book. To read other books, you must first add user accounts to the app.
Adding User Accounts
Adding Users One by One
- Tap the icon in the bottom right corner of the screen; then, tap the + in the user menu.
- To select your school, begin typing the name in the appropriate box or field, and matching options will be listed. Select your school from the list.
- The school name will be added to the Select School field. Enter your student's user name and password or PIN as you would to log in via a web browser. The app will record the student as a user of myON in the iPad app. In the future, the student will log in by selecting his or her name and entering the correct user name.
Note: Clever users may be required to use a PIN instead of a password. To find their PIN, users can log in to myon.co.uk using a web browser on a computer; after you log in, your PIN is in the upper-right corner of the page near your name.
Adding All Students in a Teacher's Roster
If you add a teacher instead of a student, you will be asked if you want to sync all of the students in your roster to this device. Select Sync in the message. The next time you select the icon, you will see all students from the class in the list.
To remove users from the app, open the list of users, then swipe to the left on a user's name to reveal a Delete option. Select the option. You must enter the user name to finish deleting the user from the app.
Once you have added users, you can log in to begin downloading and reading other books in the app. Students can log in when the iPad has Internet access and when it does not. Teachers may only log in when the device has an Internet connection; set up a generic student account if the teacher wants to read books offline too.
- Tap the icon in the bottom right corner.
- Select your name from the list of users.
- Enter your user name and select Done.
Downloading Books in the App
To download books that you want to read in the app (offline or online), follow these steps.
- In the list of books, select the Add Book icon.
- If you want to find book by category, leave "Visual Search" selected at the top of the screen. Select a category that you are interested in (such as "Animals"). Then, select a subcategory (such as "Pets" in the example below). When you see a list of books, select the book that you are interested in.
If you want to search for a book with text, select Text Search at the top of the screen. Then, enter a keyword to search for. In the list of possible matching results, select a book title.
- The book information window will open with details about the book. To download the book, tap the green Add to iPad button. (If you decide not to download this book, simply click the red X to close the information about this book and search for another one.)
- Once you choose to add a book to the iPad, a gray icon with the book title will appear in the app window and a circle or horizontal bar will display the download progress. When the download is complete, the circle or bar will disappear, and a portion of the book cover will display in color.
You can also open the Safari browser on the iPad and log in to the myon.co.uk website to search for books. When you find a book to open, you will see a blue download button that will open the app and add the book. When you select the button, confirm that you want to open the book in myON to continue.
Reading a Book in the App
Once you've downloaded a book, you can select the book in the app to open it. Then, in the book information window, select Read Book. (You also have an option for removing a book that you no longer want to keep in the app.)
The book will open.
As you read the book, you can do the following:
Help in the App
For more help using the app, select the green i button in the bottom left corner of the page.