What is my.bigtimbermedia.com?
The my.bigtimbermedia.com platform is where we host our eBooks. When you purchase eBooks hosted by Big Timber Media, we will set up an account for you on my.bigtimbermedia.com and provide you with a username and password to access your eBooks. An internet connection is required to log into your account. Once you log in, you will find a user friendly platform that will allow you to search for titles by subject, grade level, language and a variety of other parameters.
Is my.bigtimbermedia.com easy to use for all school-aged users?
Yes! Our site was designed to be very user friendly for all school-aged users, pre-K through high school. The layout of the site has a very simple and clean design that will appeal to users of all ages.
How do I find titles on my.bigtimbermedia.com?
Once you log into your account, there are a number of ways to search for titles…
BY SUBJECT … the home screen of your my.bigtimbermedia.com account displays the subject buttons that correlate with the eBooks you have purchased. You will only see subject buttons that correlate with the eBooks you have purchased.
BY READING LEVEL … the home screen of your my.bigtimbermedia.com account displays the reading level buttons that correlate with the eBooks you have purchased. You will only see reading level buttons that correlate with the eBooks you have purchased.
BY LANGUAGE … the home screen of your my.bigtimbermedia.com account displays the language buttons that correlate with the eBooks you have purchased (English, Spanish, French). If you have only purchased eBooks in a single language, the language buttons will not appear.
ADVANCED SEARCH … you can search for titles using the ISBN, author, series name, description, ATOS level (if available) or copyright year by using the Advanced Search feature.
SEARCH BAR … you can search for eBooks by typing the title, partial title or key word from the title into the Search Bar on the home screen.
Do you have a free trial available so I can demo my.bigtimbermedia.com?
Yes! We offer a 30-day free trial of my.bigtimbermedia.com. Just submit this form and we will email you a unique username and password to access your demo account. The demo will allow you to see how the my.bigtimbermedia.com platform works as well as provide you with some sample eBooks to open.
Can I preview a hosted eBook without requesting a free trial?
Yes! Click here to open a sample hosted eBook.
What are our Terms of Service?
Terms of Service
Last updated: July 5, 2018
Please read these Terms of Service (“Terms”, “Terms of Service”) carefully before using the my.bigtimbermedia.com. website (the “Service”) operated by Big Timber Media (“us”, “we”, or “our”).
Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.
By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.
The Service offers access to web-enabled ebooks on behalf of publishers and distributors. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new or improved features to the Service shall be provided subject to this Agreement.
We grant you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the Service. You agree that you will not copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for obtaining unauthorized access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by us for use in accessing the Service.
To use the Service, you must obtain access to the Internet, either directly or through devices that access web-based content, and pay any service fees or other costs associated with such access. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the Internet, including a computer and modem or other access device.
Modification or Termination of Service
We reserve the right to at any time and from time to time to modify or temporarily discontinue the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.
All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
Some parts of the Service are billed on a subscription basis (“Subscription”) by an affiliated publisher or distributor (third party). The billing terms will be determined by the third party.
We collect certain data from our users. Data include all Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and other non-public information. Data include, but are not limited to, student data, location information, metadata, and user content.
We collect Data from affiliated publishers and distributors to set up administrative accounts for schools and libraries. We also collect location information for all users of the Service. We do not actively collect other Data about students, but we do allow account administrators to enter first and last names into their my.bigtimbermedia.com account on behalf of their school or library. If an administrator chooses to provide student Data into the my.bigtimbermedia.com interface, we will store it and display it when the student logs in. We will use Data only for the purpose of fulfilling its duties and providing services under this Agreement, and for improving services under this Agreement.
We collect de-identified Data of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting de-identified Data is to better understand how Big Timber Media’s visitors use its website. From time to time, we may release de-identified Data in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
We will rely on one or more subcontractors to perform services under this Agreement. We agree to share the names of these subcontractors with you upon request. All subcontractors and successor entities will be subject to the terms of this Agreement.
We will not to attempt to re-identify de-identified Data and will not transfer de-identified Data to any party unless that party agrees not to attempt reidentification.
We will ensure that all Data in our possession and in the possession of any subcontractors, or agents to which we may have transferred Data, are destroyed or transferred to the user under the direction of the administrative account holder when the Data are no longer needed for their specified purpose, at the request of the user.
Data may not be used for any purpose other than the specific purpose(s) outlined in this Agreement.
Our collection, use and sharing of Data is governed by this Agreement and any applicable laws and regulations including, in the U.S., provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).
We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
Our Service allows you to post notes of other material (“Content”). You are responsible for the content provided by users in your account.
We will store and process Data in accordance with industry best practices. This includes appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to secure Data from unauthorized access, disclosure, and use. We will conduct periodic risk assessments and remediate any identified security vulnerabilities in a timely manner.
Links to Other Web Sites
Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by us.
We have no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.
This site and the materials and products on this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. We do not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components. We do not make any warrantees or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise.
Limitation of Liability
We shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this site or the performance of the products, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days’ notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.
We will not change how Data are collected, used, or shared under the terms of this Agreement in any way without advance notice to and consent from users.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.
Tell me about the Covid-19 Free Distance Learning Bundles.
In response to school closures and many schools moving to remote learning, Big Timber Media collaborated with several our publishing partners to offer FREE access to a variety of eBooks through June 30, 2020. These bundles are web-hosted, which means accessing the eBooks requires an internet connection. Find more information about these free collections here.
DISTANCE LEARNING BUNDLE GRADE LEVELS and LINKS:
The free distance learning bundles are offered in four grade levels. The links to each grade level collection is listed below along with the URL link to the bundle and the username and password should you choose to access the bundles directly from my.bigtimbermedia.com.
Grades PreK-2 Collection … https://my.bigtimbermedia.com/?tk=764CAFB23B5E2F759164CFA5A61EC33D
Username: prek-2bundle; Password: prek-2bundle
Grades 3-5 Collection … https://my.bigtimbermedia.com/?tk=39F6831AC8E38087D5FC01BB0FE89577
Username: 3-5bundle; Password: 3-5bundle
Grades 6-8 Collection … https://my.bigtimbermedia.com/?tk=0265D768A27CF38F4E2EB56A4E3FB91A
Username: 6-8bundle; Password: 6-8bundle
Grades 9-12 Collection … https://my.bigtimbermedia.com/?tk=3DC5ED690D5FD5C9C5218B36F871131F
Username: 9-12bundle; Password: 9-12bundle
Feel free to copy and paste any of the links and/or usernames & passwords onto school websites or into emails to students/families. You are also welcome to share the links with other educators.
For optimal performance, please log out of one collection before opening another.
Can I link to a particular book within a collection without a username and password?
No. If you need to provide a link directly to a specific title, please contact us at email@example.com and we will provide you with the appropriate information.
Can I download a PDF copy of any of the titles within these collections?
No. Because our publishers are offering free access to these books, for security purposes, the PDF download feature has been disabled.
Will these collections be available for free indefinitely?
No. These free collections will expire at the end of the school year on June 30, 2020.
Can I add one or more of the links to these collections to my school, library or teacher website?
Yes! Feel free to use the links wherever you think it will best serve your students.