CURRENT CK-12 FRUSTRATION LEVEL (0-10): 7
Yes, frustration level is increasing. I made a flexbook out of CK-12 Algebra 1 – Second Edition. Essentially, that means I chose “Add to FlexBook® Textbook.” Now, I have a flexbook made out of a previous flexbook. I am keeping this as version 1, since I want to be able to export it as a pdf, and I don’t see any functional reason to use version 2.
Change scene to my iPad. Both “CK-12” and “FlexBook” are installed apps. I am logged into both. In the FlexBook app, I can get to pre-made flexbooks but not to the one I customized. Here, I am somewhat stymied. Do I need to “Share with Classes?” Certainly, I do not want to “Publish,” since that makes it available to the public. Really, all I want to do is be able to access the flexbook I made on my iPad. That couldn’t be that hard, right?
First attempt: Share with Class(es). I had an empty algebra class setup with no students. Let’s see what happens. Nope. That didn’t work. I can’t see it in either app. Maybe I need to be logged in as a student? That seems a bit ridiculous.
Second attempt: this is the same thing but with a version 2 of the flexbook.
Second attempt failed the same way.
Oh, look! I clicked on Help. “Finding Community Contributed Books. . . . accessed a bit differently . . . mobile browser . . . click Open in app . . . blah blah.” Let’s try that!
Okay, that worked for the version 1 of the flexbook. Used Safari, went to ck12.org, logged on, went to library, opened version 1 flexbook, “Open in App” option on left navigation bar. For version 2? Not possible to do this action. Complete FAIL. Another reason to stay away from version 2 of flexbooks.