Write in the Cloud!
We are now offering a video streaming alternative to DVDs! When you order The One Year Adventure Novel, you have the option of selecting the Cloud package or a DVD package.
There are significant advantages to choosing the Cloud Access Plus version.
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BENEFITS to choosing the Cloud Package:
You save money.
Front-end costs for investing in The One Year Adventure Novel are lower when you choose a subscription.
You’re no longer tethered to a DVD player.
Increasingly, families are buying laptops, tablets and other devices that don’t come with a DVD drive. Now you don’t have to worry about getting an external DVD drive just to take the course.
You have access anywhere you have Internet.
The great thing about streaming the video lessons is that you can watch them from anywhere, provided you have a decent Internet connection! Streaming is also responsive to all modern browsers and devices, including smartphones and tablets. On the road? Visiting family out-of-state? Running behind schedule and need to finish the video on-the-go? No problem.
Video automatically adjusts to your Internet signal.
Video is HD quality, but if your Internet signal drops, the Cloud automatically adjusts video quality according to the connection, instead of freezing.
No hassle of lost or damaged discs!
No danger of misplacing or breaking the Cloud. So you’ll never need to pay for replacement discs.
$79 for 1 year of streaming + student materials
• The workbook and anthology are shipped to you, but you have convenient access the video lessons online.
• After the first year you may renew your video streaming subscription for $10/year. If you also need a new student workbook, that cost ($25) would be separate.
• You only pay to renew if you need video streaming access again. Gaps in access are fine for the SAME household.
• All materials are shipped to you.
• Not subscription-based; you pay $25 for new student workbooks when you need them. Issued for members of the SAME family only.
Special Offer for Current DVD Owners:
Switching to Streaming from DVD
If you ordered Other Worlds from us, and would like to switch from DVDs to streaming, we have a special offer for you!
If you bought your set January 1, 2016, or later:
Mail us your DVDs and we will grant you a first year of video streaming, free, in exchange. Subscription renewal fees would apply for future years of use.
If you bought your set before January 1, 2016:
You may switch for a $10 fee. Pay the fee and mail us your DVDs and we will grant you a first year of video streaming in exchange. Subscription renewal fees would apply for future years of use.
** You can take advantage of this exchange deal even if you got your Other Worlds DVDs used or from a third party. **
Would streaming work for you?
1. A computer, tablet or smartphone that supports a modern browser
2. A good Internet connection
Yes, the streaming will work internationally as long as you have a good Internet connection.
You receive the textbook, workbook, teacher guide, and The Prisoner of Zenda novel through the U.S. postal system. We ship by Priority Mail.
Our cost to stream videos for a year is actually higher than that of DVD production. We set the subscription renewal rate based on our projected cost for a single user over a twelve-month period.
We are very excited to focus on video streaming. But we understand that some families do not have good Internet access or have another good reason why streaming is not a good fit for them. We will keep a limited stock of DVDs to accommodate these families.
The lessons are shown in high definition (HD) as long as your Internet connection is strong. With slower connections, the system adjusts playback to prevent freezing, which means the videos are closer to standard definition (SD).
Under the Household License, passwords may not be shared between more than one household. You sign an agreement not to share your access with persons outside your immediate household.
If you have a Group License and would like each participating family to watch the videos outside of class time, please contact us. We may be able to arrange a per household access fee. (The Group License stipulates that the students watch the videos together in one location; readings and/or workbook lessons are usually assigned as homework.)
How to Log In
- 2–3 days after purchasing a Cloud Set you will receive an access password by email. Please save this password! For security reasons, we create the account manually as we process the physical part of your order for shipment.
- Go to the Cloud video portal under the “Student Resources” tab on the OYAN website, or just click the link provided in your email. Enter the email address you provided at check-out and your new password.
- Click the “My Subscriptions” tab on the left, and then the name of the program. Lesson videos are grouped in threes by week.
Video lessons are viewable on any computer, tablet, or smartphone that can run a modern browser. Our system uses HTML5 and, on older systems, Flash. The videos will work with Windows, Mac, Linux, and anything that can run a newer browser.
We use adaptive streaming, which means the quality of your video will adjust automatically based on your connection speed. For best results, we recommend a download speed of at least 1 Mbps (also written as “ms”). Click here to check your speed (ignore the advertisements about scanning your computer, etc. You just need to click “Begin.”)
Can we replay lessons, and watch lessons in non-sequential order? Are there controls such as Pause and Play?
Yes, all the videos are available to you for the duration of your subscription. You can watch them as many times as you would like, in any order, and the video player has standard controls, including Pause and Play.
Is there a limit on the number of IP addresses the streaming can be accessed from? Will my student run into problems if we are on the road?
We understand that families today sometimes function between many IP addresses. The default limit on an account is 3. But if you know you need more, please just contact us and we can make adjustments.
We do require customers to sign an agreement that they will not share their password for Cloud access with people outside their household (if using a Household License) or classroom.
Can I have more than one student in my household watching the lessons at the same time, on different devices?
There is no limit on the number of devices in your household that can be streaming the videos at the same time; however, you may experience problems if you have slower Internet speed. A high-speed connection can support 2 or 3 devices streaming simultaneously.
Attempting video streaming on a dial-up connection is not recommended. It may be possible, but the quality would suffer.