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FAQ


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- I entered my email address and password could not log in.
A - After registering, you will receive an email message with a link to activate your account. Click the link to confirm your registration. If you do not receive the email, please check your junk or spam folder.

Q - Can we use ArtSite from my laptop and iPad with the same account?
A - Yes, each account gives you and your students access from your iPad and any computer, laptop, or tablet with an Internet connection, from any device at home, school, or on the go..

Q - Can I simplify the registration process for my young students?
A - Teachers can register their students by following the 'MyStudents' link. Click or tap 'New' to register each student. To insure that each username is unique, ArtSite adds a dot and then 3 numbers. However teachers can change usernames to make them simpler and invent any password. Click or tap a student's name to change their registration information.

Q - If images are copyrighted, are we allowed to download them?
A - Teachers and students can download works of art from the Internet and scan print media for educational, non-commercial use. Copyrighted works displayed by teachers for noncommercial use are presented under the "fair use" provision of the copyright act.

This Provision states:
"Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright."

To download an image:

Mac: Right click or hold down the control key, click the image, and choose 'Save image as...' (or simply drag the image to a folder).
Windows: Right-click the image and choose 'Save Picture As. . . '
Choose a folder to save the image and then click the Save button.

iPad: Touch the image until you see 'Save Image'. The image is saved within Photos. You can also enlarge the image and then take a screen shot. To take a screen shot, hold down the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons and quickly let go of the buttons. The image will be in your Camera Roll album.

Q - Are there any controls on the ArtSearch links that can filter pages my school considers inappropriate?
A - The included ArtSearch links open to museum websites. Because the text on the pages usually does not reflect the images (for example, a nude figure), a filtering feature wouldn't work.  The good news is that you can easily delete and change any or all of the museum links and add your own. 

ArtSite does not override any web pages which are already blocked by your school or district. Of course, if a student is working from home, it is the student's parents responsibility to monitor Internet use.

IPad Tips:

<- Tap the upper-left icon to expand the menu on the iPad in portrait view.

Download an image:
Touch the image until you see 'Save Image'. The image is saved within 'Photos'.

You can also enlarge the image and then take a screen shot. To take a screen shot, hold down the 'Sleep/Wake' and 'Home' buttons and quickly let go of the buttons. The image will be in your Camera Roll album.

Copy/paste text:
To copy text, touch and hold your finger on the text and drag the highlight over the text you want copy. Once selected, choose 'Copy'. To paste, press and hold a finger on this text entry field on your MyMuseum page and choose 'Paste'.

Enlarge an image or text:
Double tap the work of art or text to enlarge and then double tap again to revert to the original size. You can also use two fingers to pinch-enlarge to zoom in on details.

Scroll through a text box:
Place 2 fingers on the screen inside the text area, and the text moves with your fingers.

Voice recognition:
The new iPads voice recognition can be used as an additional tool for entering text to create Museum, Gallery, and Portfolio pages. Tap the microphone to speak and then tap again when you are finished. You will probably have to do some editing, but it could save time and be a help to students who have trouble with the iPad keyboard.

ArtSearch:
ArtSearch opens weblinks in Safari. Tap the 'Sleep/Wake' button to switch between Safari and ArtSite.