User Guide

How to use this website


Schools: When you receive notification that your account has been activated, login using the username and password supplied by your school administrator.

If you would like to change you username or password please ask your school admin to contact us at:

Forgotten your password?

If you forget your password, contact your school administrator, or

Saving Activities

Note some activities require a password to save. The default password is "teacher", if changed all classrooms are changed.

Technical Issues

If you have difficulty accessing the resources on this website, contact

System Requirements

iPads and iPhones:

iPads and iPhones do not provide support for Adobe Flash so this website cannot be used on these mobile devices. Android devices with Flash Player can use the content.


Download speed is determined by available bandwidth.
To test your connection speed click here:

Web Browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 6/7/8, Firefox 3/3.5, Safari 3/4, Chrome 2/3, Opera 9.5

  • Browser cookies must be enabled

  • We recommend a broadband connection. Min requirement 2Mb/s

  • Note that Award Reading Online does not support Mac OS 9 browsers, such as Internet Explorer for Macintosh.

Display Settings:

  • 1024 x 768 pixels minimum resolution.

Plug-ins, Browser Settings and Helper Applications:

  • JavaScript must be enabled in your Web browser.

  • Adobe Flash Player 8 or higher is required for all multimedia on Flash Player is a free download from Adobe.

  • Cookies must be enabled in your Web browser for personalized content.


AWARD Reading Online has been tested extensively on the following minimum hardware configurations:

  • Windows

    Intel® Pentium® III 1000MHz or faster processor (or equivalent)
    512MB of RAM

  • Macintosh

    PowerPC® G4 1000MHz or faster processor
    Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
    512MB of RAM

Other Hardware:

  • Speakers or headphones for audio content.