Students can work offline using their own devices. If they bring them to school, they can download e-books to work offline later, so long as they do not log out of the app. Their data will be saved the next time they connect to the internet.
The texts used in the recording are limited to around 120 words. This is to save memory on devices.
All of the activities are overwritten if they are saved again.
We suggest that you adopt a single password for your school and only have individualised usernames. As long as the username is a word that is intuitive for the student (e.g. their first name plus numbers), the password can be remembered by the device and the student needs only replace the username to login.
You can access and print student details using the Print Class List button. The Admin can access all student details using the Print All Current Classes button.
If you are the Administrator and need to set yourself up as a class teacher, we suggest you use a made-up email address for yourself (it does not have to be a valid email). This is because the email address for the Administrator cannot also be used for a teacher. As the Admin, you can now access all classes including your own.
To achieve a bulk upload, you need to include all students’ details, the teachers’ email addresses and the class names on an Excel file. This file must be configured so that columns are named in order from left to right – First Name, Last Name, User Name, Password, Role, Class. Once the Excel file is ready, Save As a csv file (comma separated values). Each student needs a unique username and the school password. Role specifies whether the entry is a student or teacher. The teacher’s username must be his/her email address (unless the teacher is also the Admin person).
The simplest way is to set up a separate student account just for the whiteboard. You can then allocate the stories and activities you want to use on the whiteboard, and project the books through the iPad or other device. You cannot use the programme satisfactorily from your teacher account as that does not allow full interaction with the activities.
There is voiceover for all the e-books, however, at levels 6–19, there is no sound icon. To hear the text read, just tap or click on the paragraph.
Select the class the student is in, select the student and then select Edit/Transfer Student from the bottom navigation bar. There you can edit their details, transfer them from a group or a class, or delete them.
The login details that you received in the Sunshine Classics activation email enable you to login as the Administrator of the account. The app is for the student login.
Because Sunshine Classics is created in HTML5 to work on computers and tablets, you need to ensure that you have the latest version of your browser. Many schools may be using older browsers such as Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9. We suggest that you use Google Chrome as your browser for Sunshine Classics.
Sunshine Classics is totally browser-based and will work on your desktop and laptops without any problem. A free app has been developed so that students can use the program on a touch screen (iPad or Android tablet). This way the student experience can be more portable at school and at home. The free app functions the same way as the program does through a browser except that you have touch screen on the tablet and use your cursor on the browser.
If you get an error message when trying to set up your school using the bulk import template, click the Print Errors button. This should give a list of all the entries that need correcting.
Once you have a list of errors:
If accessing via a network, or school-based system, the proxy/content filtering systems may need to be updated to include the appropriate IP addresses for Sunshine Classics.
Use the following IP addresses:
We recommend a broadband connection. Min requirement 2Mb/s Download speed is determined by available bandwidth.
Sunshine Classics can be accessed via a web browser (for desktop/laptop) and via an app (for tablets). Administrator and teacher access to the management system is via web browser.
Sunshine Classics has been tested extensively on the following minimum hardware configurations:
Tablet screen size of 7” or larger, with a minimum usable resolution of 1024 x 600 or higher.
• iPad - iOs 6+
• Android 4+
• Samsung Tab 10", 7" and Note
• Content accessed via browser.
• Content accessed via browser.
• Headphones (optional) for audio content