Stile is an online, interactive workbook.
Think of it like a textbook that comes to life with videos, simulations and interactive questions as you learn. Your teacher will help guide you through each lesson, lead class discussions and provide opportunities for you to collaborate with your classmates.
Here's how to get started:
- Set up your account;
- Choose your profile picture;
- Find your way around Stile;
- Complete a lesson and save your work;
- Review your marks and feedback;
- Get Stile Quiz to help you revise.
1. Set up your account
If you have never used Stile before, then you will need to create your account. This can be done when your teacher asks you to join their class using a 6-digit Class code.
In a new browser tab, go to stileapp.com/join and enter the class code your teacher gave you.
A new text box will appear for you to enter your school email address. Be very careful when entering your email, and make sure there are no typos! This will be the email address you use to log in to Stile.
Next, more text boxes will appear. Enter your first name and last name, and choose a password.
The password must be at least 6 characters long. We recommend you use a combination of numbers, lowercase letters, and uppercase letters, and to make it memorable!
Click the blue Sign up! button when you're ready to go. This will take you to your new subject.
Tip: You only need to use a class code once per subject. From now on, you can log in with your email address and password at stileapp.com.
2. Choose your profile picture
Your profile picture appears next to your name in Stile and you can change it as often as you want.
Click on your name in the top right corner of Stile to go to your Profile page. Your starter picture will already be selected. Click on any picture to view it full-sized next to your name until you find the one you want. Your selection saves automatically and you'll see your new picture appear next to your name!
Note: Profile pictures are a fairly new feature, and so there are only a few collections to choose from. If you want to see more options for profile pictures, send a message to the Stile Support team and let us know what topics or scientists you're interested in!
Click the Home button in the top left corner of Stile to go back to your Home page.
3. Find your way around Stile
You might be using Stile for one subject or for lots of different subjects. You'll be taken straight to your new subject when you use a class code to join, but when you log in at stileapp.com you will go to your Home page first.
Your home page includes your school name, the subject or subjects you are enrolled in on Stile, and a section for upcoming and past due dates.
Click on your subject to see the lessons your teacher has released to you. In the example image above, Mitch is enrolled in Year 9 Science - Mr McD.
Your lessons are organized into folders. Folders have dark grey headers. If you see a header with no lessons under it, you can click on it and the lessons will appear in blue. In the example image above, the Start Here folder is open, and the Microbiomes folder is closed. If Mitch clicks on Microbiomes, they will see the lessons inside.
Click on a blue lesson to open it.
Inside a lesson, you will see text, pictures, videos, interactive simulations and lots of different activities for you to complete. This will allow you to learn and demonstrate your understanding in a bunch of different ways.
4. Complete a lesson and save your work
There’s no need to save your work in Stile. All of your work is saved automatically, every few seconds while you work. Your teacher can view it at any time. They can also see a timestamp of when you first opened a lesson and when you most recently worked on it or submitted it.
Once you complete a lesson, click the blue I’m finished, show my teacher button at the bottom of the page. This will give your teacher a notification that your work is submitted.
Note: If you accidentally submit your lesson before completing all of the questions, don't panic! You can take it back. The I'm finished button will be replaced by an Oops! button. The only times this won't be an option is on a quiz or test, or if your lesson is overdue.
5. Review your marks and feedback
Your teacher can leave feedback for you after you submit your work. When they do, you'll get a notification at the top of your screen.
Click the notification to go directly to the work so you can see how you did. If your teacher requested resubmission, then that means you can try again. You will see an orange alert icon next to the lesson on your Lessons page, too. A snapshot of your work is saved every time you submit the lesson so your teacher can review the changes you've made. Once you are happy with your changes, click the I'm finished button again.
6. Get Stile Quiz to help you revise
Stile Quiz is Stile's mobile flash card app. It's free to download and available from the Apple Store for iPhones and from the Google Play store for Android phones. Each unit in the Stile Science library has a deck of flash cards in Stile Quiz to help you revise at your own pace. Give it a go - it's more fun than you think.
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