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Rental Texts

In addition to a diverse range of free content you can add from the Actively Learn Catalog, you can also rent popular titles that are still copyright protected. We have partnered with publishers such as HarperCollins and Simon and Schuster to provide you with titles that are most relevant in today's classrooms. 


Rent Texts

We have over 18,000 titles that can be rented.  You can rent these in a few simple steps as shown below. 

  • Enter the number of text you would like to rent for your students
  • One extra license will be added to the final price for yourself 
  • The title you bought will be available for you in your Workspace. 
  • The rental period varies from teacher/students (based on when the text is first accessed)


Manage Licenses 

After renting copyright content from the Actively Learn Catalog, you need to grant your students access to the text before they can begin reading.

To manage any content rented from the Catalog, follow these simple steps: 

STEP 1: Select "Workspace"

The Workspace contains all your content -- whether you paid for it or not. The texts you rented will have a "$" on the bottom of the tile.


STEP 2: Select "More" then Choose "Manage Licenses" from the drop-down. 


STEP 3: Select the text you would like to manage. 


STEP 4: Manage licenses

You will see: 

  • Number of licenses 
  • How many are available 
  • Class-by-class breakdown of students

To grant student access:

  • Check the box next to the student's name. 
  • Click "Done" at the bottom right of the page. 
  • All changes will take effect immediately!



Teacher License Renewal

If your license expires before you are finished using the text, you'll have the option to extend your license by purchasing a new 3 month license. Assignments on expired licenses will not be deleted. In order to access an assignment with an expired license, just purchase a new rental license. 

STEP 1: Go to your Workspace, select the text you want to renew the license for. 


STEP 2: Fill out the payment information, and select 'buy'


Student License Renewal

STEP 1:  Go back to your 'Workspace'

STEP 2: Select More, then 'Manage Licenses'


STEP 3: Select the text you want to renew expired licenses for, click "need more licenses"


STEP 4: Add in the number of student licenses you want and 'buy'.


STEP 5: Assign the new licenses to the students you want to re-gain access.

As a reminder, you will still need to assign the rented text to your classes as you would any other text, before your students can begin reading. Here's the article on how: "Assigning A Text To A Class".

FYI: Students will have access to notes and questions in paid text even after license expire.


Extended Rental Period 

We have permission from a subset of our publisher to offer extended rental periods beyond 3 months.

You can rent titles for 6 months or 1 year terms through these publishers:

  • HarperCollins,
  • Highlights, Inc! 
  • Jump! Inc.

For the above publishers, if you would like to purchase content with extended rental periods, please email yoko@activelylearn.com.


Unlimited rental Add-On

If your school has purchased the rental add-on, you have access to over 18,000 copyrighted texts from (HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, HMH, Penguin Random House). To access and use the rental texts, select a rental text from the catalog, and assign it as you would for a free texts.

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