Questions are important. They help us all learn more. When you ask us a question, we at BJU Press are able to help you better understand our products and services. In turn, your questions help us learn when, where, and how we can better serve you. Sometimes the answers to your questions are helpful for others too. Today, we’re sharing a few questions that we frequently hear and our answers. We hope they help!
Question: How do I know if the edition I have is compatible with new materials?
Answer: While it is sometimes possible to make textbooks from different editions work together, we suggest using textbooks and support materials from the same edition.
As a general rule, when new editions are released not only are the page numbers and structure of the materials different, but much of the content is also new. However, sometimes we need to update the same edition of a textbook but only for copyright purposes. In that case the edition stays mostly the same and the new item’s title includes the words “copyright update.” These products may be compatible with earlier ones.
Something else to consider when deciding what edition to use is our limited supply of earlier editions. Once a product has been replaced by a copyright update or new edition, it is no longer being reprinted.
Question: I’m using Distance Learning (Hard Drive or DVD). Why did I not receive a Teacher’s Edition? Does my Parent Guide include everything I need?
Answer: Surprise! You do have access to a complete Teacher’s Edition (TE). As part of your Distance Learning Hard Drive or DVD lease, you can access your TE from your bjupresshomeschool.com account and even download the PDF to your personal device (computer, tablet, or smart phone). Follow the instructions below to locate and download your TE.
- Log in to our website using your email address and password. After entering your login information, the site will take you to your account info page.
- Select the Your Distance Learning Products link.
- If using more than one format of Distance Learning (such as DVD or Hard Drive) you will also need to select which formats’ (DVD or Hard Drive) materials you wish to view. Then you should see the options described in the next step.
- Select the View button for one of your Distance Learning products.
- If you’re interested in downloading the TE as a PDF, right click and select the Save As option.
When you order a DVD or Hard Drive kit, you will also receive a Parent Guide. This guide includes all the information you need to complete any grading or preparation mentioned by the Distance Learning teacher. It serves as a roadmap for that specific subject. For more details, watch the Printed Materials How-to Videos.
If you are a Distance Learning Online user, your TE can be viewed when you log in to your parent account.
Question: When should I start a structured learning schedule for my bright toddler? What grade math should I use for my delayed learner? How can I motivate my child to complete the lesson?
Answer: Those are great questions that either of our two homeschool consultants would love to discuss with you. Both Pam and Emily have homeschooled their own children and hold degrees in special education. Their thorough knowledge of all our products and previous teaching experience allow them to share insight with you. You can connect with them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 800.845.5731 (Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm ET) and asking to speak with a homeschool consultant. They love assisting you in your homeschool journey!
Have a question that we didn’t answer? Feel free to write it in a comment below. We’re here for you.