GSEonline FAQs

What is GSEonline?

GSEonline is our eReader platform which houses digital textbooks and supplementals which can be opened in the Reader. This platform is where students and teachers can access digital content. GSEonline hosts award-winning educational programs from Gibbs Smith Education. Accessible on the web and mobile devices, GSEonline brings the power of the eBook format and digital interactivity to teachers and students.

Student Textbook: The eBook version of the student textbook brings the interactive content and tools of your program to life for students.

Digital Textbook Features: Annotate, highlight, and bookmark content and sync that data across devices, Download ebooks for offline reading using the GSE app, Easily jump to specific chapters, lessons, pages, keywords, bookmarks, notes, and highlights using GSEonline’s advanced navigation features, and listen to text-to-speech audio with sentence-level and word-level highlighting

Teacher Materials: These resources contain additional content for teachers including guided lessons and activities for students. These materials can be accessed in teacher-only eBooks, such as Teacher Guides and Teacher Tools.

Teacher Content: PDFs for assessments, activities, and lesson guides, PPTs of lessons overviews for students, and lists of third-party links to enhance lessons are available to teachers.


Who can access GSEonline?

Anyone who has purchased content, has access to a computer, tablet, or mobile device, and has an internet connection can access GSEonline.

Request Purchase Information: Gibbs Smith Education


Do I need an access code to login to GSEonline?

The way you sign in depends on how your district or school administrator has setup access.

Email/Username & Password: If your district/school has chosen to use emails/usernames and passwords to login, you will not need an access code.

Guide: Signing In to GSEonline

SSO (Single Sign-On): If your district/school has chosen an SSO method, you will use that to sign in and you will not need an access code.

Guide: Signing In with ClassLink
Guide: Signing In with Google Classroom
Guide: Signing In with SAML

Access Code: If you district/school has chosen to use class codes/access codes to create user accounts, you will need to enter an access code on the sign in page.

Guide: Signing In with an Access Code


What is the difference between a student and teacher account on GSEonline?

Student Accounts: Students only have access to student content in a collection, such as Student Editions, Student Activities, Student Guides, etc. In the Reader, students are able to submit markups for teacher review, and share annotations with their teacher to receive feedback. 

Teacher Accounts: Teachers have access to all content within a collection including the student content and teacher content, such as Teacher Guides, Resource Packages, and Teacher Tools. Teachers are also able to view analytics about their class and students. In the Reader, Teachers are able to access the Dynamic Question Bank (DQB), which they can use to create exams for students and Teacher Review, which they can use to provide feedback to students.


What features do digital textbooks include?

Digital textbooks feature advanced navigation features which allow you to easily jump to specific chapters, lessons, pages, keywords, bookmarks, notes, and highlights. In addition, interactive features such as text-to-speech audio with sentence-level and word-level highlighting, annotations, highlights, and notes allow you to engage with your text. Teachers can also take advantage of tools such as downloadable PDFs and PPTs which can be used as additional teaching materials and the Dynamic Question Bank (DQB) which allows you to create assessments.

Learn More: Reader


Can I download a textbook on my device?

When using the GSEonline app, textbooks can be downloaded in the app will be available for offline reading.

Guide: Downloading Books in the GSE App


What SSO methods are available for GSEonline?

SAML, Google Classroom, and ClassLink are the current compatible single sign-on methods for GSEonline.

Learn More: SSO Methods


Why is my Bookshelf empty?

There are several reasons why your Bookshelf may not have any or some of the content you have purchased. It is possible that your content may not have been distributed to you by your school or district administrator. If you need help resolving this issue please submit a ticket to our help team.

Get Help: Submit a Help Ticket


How can I find teacher resources?

Teacher resources can be found in teacher-only digital textbooks, such as Teacher Guides, Teacher Resource Packages, and Teacher Tools.

Guide: Teacher Resources


Do I need an access code to login to GSEonline?

If your chosen sign-in method is username and password, ClassLink SSO, Google SSO, or SAML SSO, then you do not need an access code to login.

Access codes are used to create accounts for Teacher Level and Class Level customers. Once an access code has been registered, the user will use the chosen username/email and password during subsequent logins.


Help with troubleshooting

View our FAQ article on troubleshooting: Troubleshooting FAQs

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