RM Books Apps are available for iOS and Android devices for students to be able to read their books when away from an internet connection.
NEW: Chromebook users can now use the RM Books Android offline reading app to download their ebooks and continue reading when offline - ideal for the school commute.
However, please use the online reader when in school or when using shared devices - here's why >>
The new RM Books Apps are now available from the Apple iTunes and Android Play stores.
The offline App allows you to download ebooks you have in My Books - books you have borrowed from the school library or have had allocated to you - for subsequent reading when you're offline.
You can browse and borrow books from your school elibrary from the App. You can also browse the full bookshop and make book requests directly from the App**.
If these books have Book Notes, these will be downloaded too.
You can read offline on up to three devices you own or have allocated just to you.
You login using your username and password the first time you open the RM Books App.
Your username will always comprise a username followed by your "school short name" or "scope", for example myname@myschool or myname@glow.
Once you've logged in, you'll see your books.
Click to start the books downloading to be able to read them later when you're offline.
If your teacher has created Book Note overlay annotations and quizzes for you, these will download too.
Once downloaded, it will take a few seconds for your book to then be prepared for reading. When your book is ready to read, the icon changes to "read".
Click the book to open it.
You'll see the same familiar reader you're used to on the online book viewer, with the same left hand toolbar to get to your notes, bookmarks, overlays and comments.
At the bottom right of the screen you'll see the usual toggle for single page or double page spread and a cog you can use to adjust the screen tint.
At the bottom left are adjustment for text size for reflowable books or page zoom (or pinch to zoom) for PDF books.
Bottom centre provides you a way to quickly jump about the book. Alternatively you can use the search icon to navigate the book by finding key words or phrases or use the table of contents icon.
Whether via the online reader or via the offline Apps, teachers cannot author Book Notes overlays using a touch device. Please use the online reader on a non-touch computer to author your Book Note overlays and quizzes.
To avoid 3G/4G data charges, books and their Book Notes should only be downloaded when connected by WIFI.
When using the iOS app, you may encounter an error message if your device is not set to 24 hour clock time.
Limitations specific to the current version 3.1 of the App
Version 3.1 adds some useful new features as well as fixing some bugs and improving stability.
Please upgrade to this version. From w/c 10th August 2015 you will need to be using this version to be able to download and read books offline.
Key bugs fixed:
* when your device has an internet connection
** Android version only
This advice may be helpful if you decide to use Android devices with the RM Books offline app on your school network:
The easiest way to get your Android devices to connect to the internet safely is to filter content using a transparent proxy. No device level configuration is necessary in this scenario.
Enter your proxy server's location into the RM Books offline app settings menu and in your system internet connection. Add "localhost" to the proxy exceptions addresses to ensure the offline app functions correctly.
The RM Books app for Android won't work with an authenticated proxy. Your Android device's browser may also struggle to reach the internet through an authenticated proxy. We suggest you either invest in a transparent proxy or set your filtering to allow unauthenticated proxy access for the IP range that you allocate to your Android tablet devices.
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please refer to this RM Education knowledge base article>>
Make sure all iOS devices are set to 24 hour clock time.
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