-  How do I join the site?

In the Top right corner click the join button and follow the instructions.

-  How do I become a Merchant?

You will first need to upgrade your membership from standard to merchant. To do this you will need to purchase the merchant membership HERE. Or on your account page click the drop-down list beside "Account Home" and select My Membership. Place the merchant membership in your cart and proceed to checkout. Once you have made your purchase, return to the My Membership page to ensure the update which will be displayed under the current membership level, has completed.

-  How do I buy something?

After you have joined and created an account, visit the store area and search the products. Once you have found an item you like, add it to your cart. Once you are ready to check out, click on the Shopping Cart icon in the bottom right corner of the page and check out through PayPal. You then open your account page or the store page for that item and click download. It's that easy. 

-  What happens to my information If I delete my account?

All of your information will be removed from our data bases. So be aware that once you have deleted your account, ALL records pertaining to you will be removed. That includes records of all items bought, sold and items you have in the store if you are a merchant.  SO TAKE GREAT CAUTION IN DELETING YOUR ACCOUNT.

-  Do we collect data and for how long?

Yes we collect the bare minimum data needed to serve you such as your name, email and a few optional items if you want to share it. We also collect your purchase history so that you will have access to everything you buy at any time. We will NEVER ask you for your financial information. All transactions are done through PayPal. We keep this information until you delete your account.

-  How do I reset my password?

You can enter the edit profile section two ways. In the top right corner you will see your Nic Name after you log in. Click it  and either click your Nic Name in the drop down list or click Account. On your Profile page click the edit button below your cover pic and on the Account page click edit profile in the Account control section. Fill out the change password section and click save.

 

Member Guidelines

TeacherTimeAcademy respectfully requests that all contributors, buyers, and visitors to the site adhere to the highest code of ethics, respect for others, and using honesty and integrity as a basis for all we do.

Ethics.

We run our company using the highest code of ethics. Do not post anything that is hateful, intimidating, sexually explicit, racially or culturally offensive. TeacherTimeAcademy reserves the right to determine if materials are inappropriate or unlawful.

Respect. 

Be respectful of others. Do not use TeacherTime Academy to collect information on other teachers you find on our site. 

Honesty and Integrity.

Only post original lessons that you have created for sale. We value intellectual property rights and do not want unlawful contributions posted to our site. If it is not your original work, do not post it for sale.

Posting.

When posting, use clear, concise information to describe your product(s). We do not allow a return on any purchased product, unless it has been misrepresented or parts of it is missing. 

Purchasing.

Please be careful when you complete a purchase that it is the lesson you want. For example, when browsing from place to place and go back at some point to purchase a lesson plan, make sure it is the plan you meant to buy. Once it has been downloaded it is expected that you have bought it.

Registering.

It is expected that you provide only truthful information (name, location, occupation, experience, email, etc.) when you register for an account with TeacherTime for the purpose of posting or purchasing. 

Comments

Leaving feedback, be it positive or negative, helps the merchant refine and better their products. All we ask is that be specific and constructive in your feedback. Frankly use the Golden Rule, treat others as you would like to be treated.

 

Proper feedback not only helps the merchant but also helps the potential buyer. The more specific you are the bigger impact it will have helping future Buyers decide if the resource is right for them.

 

If you’re having a problem reach out to the merchant using our on site mailing system.

Refund Policy

All the resources you purchase on TeacherTimeAcademy.com is delivered electronically so you can't return the file like an article of clothing. Because of this all sales are considered final and nonrefundable.

 
Requests must be submitted within 30 Days of purchase and are granted on a case-by-case basis. Make sure to include the item name, any specific examples of faultiness and concerns you might have.

 

If your purchase falls into one of these following exceptions you may be eligible for a refund. 

 

  1. Technical Limits— You are unable to access the Item because of technical requirements. An example of this is that the item is a Notebook file and that fact was not listed in the description of the store item and you cant open a notebook file..
  2. Compromised Item File- The Item file is damaged or missing content that was expressly described in the store.. 
  3. Misrepresentation of Item-  The items description misrepresents what it is actually contained in the resource. 


 

Membership Levels

There are two membership levels:

 Standard - which is the free membership everyone has that allows you to have access to the site and purchase items from the store.

 Merchant - which has the same level of access as a standard membership with the added ability to sell your products on TeacherTimeAcademy.com..

My Account

ONLY YOU CAN VIEW YOUR ACCOUNT PAGE.

Your account page is a brief overview of the site as it pertains to you. All of your purchases will be shown on this page for easy downloading. Any messages from other members will be found on this page. And the latest articles from our staff will be displayed here.

On the left side of the page under the site banner you will find the Account Home drop down where you can visit your cart view your connections and membership level and unregister. In the middle of the page you will find your purchases. To the right side you will find the account control area where you will be able to edit your profile.

If you are a Merchant with TeacherTimeAcademy you will gain access to your store area here. You will also have a brief overview of your product sales.

 

Page Breakdown

Tech Questions About Files
 

What if I can’t download a file?

  • If you’re on a school computer remember that some schools restrict downloading. You'll need to download your file at home or someplace off campus and save it onto a USB drive or email it to yourself.
  • Most of the time download issues are related to a bad network or browser connection. If you see an error message, refresh your browser and try again. Here is some download help specific to several major browsers: 

     You can also try right-clicking on the download link and saving the target (PC) or link (Mac) to your desktop.

What if I can't open a file?

Make sure the file you want to open has downloaded completely. If you’re using a school computer some schools have restrictions. If you're having problems at school, contact a network administrator or attempt to download and open the file from your home computer.

Determine the file type first that you are having problems with. At the end of the name of the file you will see .zip or .pdf these tell you the type of file it is. You'll find help with those specific files here:

 

What if my file isn't printing correctly?

Determine what file type you're having trouble printing.

If it's a ZIP file, you'll need to uncompress the file first before you can print the components.

If the file is a PDF, especially a PDF with a lot of graphics, it may look fine on your screen, but may not print out correctly. If you’re having trouble printing a PDF, please be sure that you're opening the PDF with the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Open the PDF file with Adobe Acrobat Reader

  1. Click "Print"

  2. In the “Page Sizing & Handling” section, select “Shrink Oversized Pages” if needed

  3. Click on "Advanced"

  4. Check the "Print as Image" box

  5. Print the document

If your PDF blurry?

Your probably not using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download it for free here on Adobe's site (it's available for both Mac or PC). Once you download and install Reader, open the PDF again.

What Is A Merchant Account

Merchant Membership is an annual subscription that offers premium features and tools that allow and assist in selling items in the store. Once you purchase a Merchant account, you can start uploading products to your store. We will process the orders for you, provide a stable online environment for your store and help out with customer support. You will provide the original item to be sold, upload it, set the items price and promote it.

 

 
Using TeacherTime Store Search
 
Type in a keyword to search the entire store. The results will be for all subjects,in all grade levels. To further narrow the searches you must pick a Subject, then a class within that subject and the corresponding grade desired.
 
You don’t have to use a keyword you can just pick a subject. Say you pick Math. Then every lesson plan for ALL grades and ALL classes in math will show in the search result. Lets say you want to browse all the highschool lesson plans. Then just select highschool in the grade dropdown and ALL lesson plans for every subject in that grade level will show in the search result. Now lets say you are looking for a highschool algebra lesson plan. All you need to do is to pick Math in the Subject dropdown, then Algebra in the Class dropdown and Highschool in the Grade dropdown.
 
 
Please note:
The class dropdown populates after you have picked the subject. 
Because the list will change based upon the subject.  

How can I send a private message to a user?

There are 2 ways you can send a private message to a user:

1) Click on the Mail icon in member menu and select Compose. In the Recipient field, type in the username of the user you want to send a message to. If the username exists, it will populate as you're typing in the Username. This will help to ensure you type in the correct username.

2) From the users profile you can click Contact.

Can I view messages I have sent?

Click on the Mail icon in member menu and click Outbox. This will take you to your Outbox which contains Messages you have sent. You can have just messages display or just Greetings by placing a check mark beside what you want to see. Removing a check mark beside Messages for example will display everything but Messages and vise versa.

I accidentally removed the wrong message, can I retrieve it?

Click on the Mail icon in member menu then click on Trash. This will display all Messages and Greetings you deleted. Choose what you want to retrieve and click Restore The message(s) selected will now be back in your Inbox.

Are my messages on here permanently unless I delete them?

To save space on our server and to ensure the site is not running what it doesn't need to run, old messages will be removed after 180 days.

My Profile/Store

It's who you are on the site. You can edit this at any time and reset your password also using the edit option. ONLY You and the Admin Staff will be able to see your full profile. Other members will only see the following:

  • Nic Name
  • Description
  • Store Items For Sale If Any

Please understand that we value your privacy and have made many of the profile fields optional. But we would advise you to put up a more detailed description of yourself if you plan on becoming a Merchant. Frankly customers want to know what they are buying and from whom they are buying it.

Becoming A Merchant

We offer one type of Merchant Membership. This is an annual subscription and offers premium features and tools that allow and assist in selling items in the store.

To become a Merchant you will first need to upgrade your membership from standard to merchant. To do this you will need to purchase the merchant membership HERE. Or on your account page click the drop-down list beside "Account Home" and select My Membership. Place the merchant membership in your cart and proceed to checkout. Once you have made your purchase, return to the My Membership page to ensure the update which will be displayed under the current membership level, has completed.

Once you become a Merchant you will find on your Account page  two new areas: My Sales and Balance. Now all you will need to do is upload a item in the store.

 

Store - My Store Page

Your store page is by default a profile on you and your experience. Be sure to tell your visitors about your experience in great detail in your store description. Remember these are your potential customers and the more they know about you the better chance they will buy your product. You can upload a cover image to personalize your store and edit your description at any time.

There are several ways members can find your store items. You can purchase Site Featured Status and your item will be placed at the top of all searches that pertain to the course associated with it. Members will be able to view your items in the site store as a result of a search for that type of item. Members can visit your store page by clicking your name while viewing one of your items.

1. Your stores cover image. Just remember this is the first impression potential customers will have when visiting your store. The more professional it looks the more seriously they will take you. We recommend 1500px width by 370px height, but any size will do the image will be cropped automatically.

2. You can Change your stores cover image.

3. Your profile description will be displayed here. This gives you a chance to tell your customers what experience you have. If you want to edit it then click the edit button (4). Your 

4. Edit your Profile.

5. Your store products will be displayed here.

 

Store - Adding/Editing Store Item

The following is a step by step example to add a store item. Please remember that you must first become a TeacherTimeAcademy Merchant to be able to upload items to the store.

1. Go to your Account Page and click on the Add Store Item button.

2. Enter the items name and try to be specific. For example: 

          High School Algebra: Cramers Rule 

This will allow for the best search results and easy product explanation to the potential buyer.

 

3. Product Description is important. As such we have allowed you to be able to upload pictures to help you showcase your item. The TinyMCE editor will allow a wide range of support depending on your knowledge level of html coding. It is great for beginners thru experts.

3.1 to insert a picture first click inside the body area of the description box to bring up a cursor. Align the cursor to the right, center or left as desired. Then click on the picture tab in the description box ribbon area. (see below)

3.2 If a picture is from a web page then insert the url in the source area. If it is a picture off your computer or one you have previously uploaded, click on the file icon and another box will open described in 3.3. (see below)

3.3 You have a choice of picking one of the pictures you have previously uploaded or uploading a new one. To pick a previouly uploaded one just click on the desired picture and a check mark will indicate it has been selected. Then click insert. To upload a new one click on "Upload" and choose "Local Machine" (Which is Your Computer.) 

3.4 Another block will open that will allow you to choose the proper picture file from your computer. Once the item is selected then click "Open".

3.5 Then click on insert.

3.6 Next you will need to set the size of the picture. The width and height are automatically set by the saved picture size. This is usually too big. For example 1500px by 1000px. This would be to big for your store and make it look sloppy. Here are two ways to adjust the size.

Example 1 shows hard coding the actual pixel sizes.

Example 2 (which is recommended) shows how to adjust to a percentage of the page size. You only need to put a percentage in the first box and leave the second box BLANK.

Then click OK

 

 

4. Pick a Subject your item falls under.

5. Pick a Class your item falls under. Please Note that the class drop down will populate AFTER you pick a subject since the list will depend on the subject chosen.

6. Pick a grade level best suited for your item. if your item is multi level you will need to add another store item for that grade level or specify this fact in your description. 

7. Upload a cover image. This will be your Store Items Cover Image.

To Upload simply click the "Choose File" button (1) and select the image desired (2) from the box and click the "Open" button (3). You will see the name of your choice populate beside the "Choose File" button (4). Then type in the title desired (5).

 

8. Upload the Zip File. To Upload simply click the "Choose File" button (1) and select the zip file desired from the box (2) and click the "Open" button (3). You will see the name of your choice populate beside the "Choose File" button (4). Next type in your Items title (5)

If you want to limit the amount of downloads a buyer can have then insert it (6) Set the price (7).

The allow purchase to area should be left set too "Members" (8).

 

9. Privacy Settings. In case you want to limit the exposer of your item temporarily without deleteing it out of the store entirely change the View Product setting to "Me Only". The same is true with your items comments and forum.

10. All that's left to to click submit.

 

 To Edit Item

 In your store click on and open the store item you want to edit. Click the edit button (3). A new page will open and the store items information will be populated in the form. Make changes desired and click submit. If you just want to change the price of the item then click the "Change Price" button (4). A new page will open and input the new price desired.

 

Store - Change Your Items Price

There is two ways to edit your store items price. Edit the price when editing the store item (1). Or if you only want to change the price then use the Change Price button (2).

If you choose to change the price only then click the "Change Price" button (2). A box will open and ask if you want to modify this item. Click OK. Then in the new window input the new price you want (3). Leave blank if you want to set the item to be free. If you want to change the limit of downloads you have set then input desired amount in (4). Leave blank if unlimited.

Store - Making Zip Files

HOW TO MAKE ZIP FILES 

You can zip files and/or folders in Windows 10 directly from File Explorer--no third-party tools needed.

To zip one or more files or folders in Windows 10, the first step is to open up File Explorer. From there, all you have to do is select your files and use either the Send To menu or the Ribbon menu, whichever you prefer.

Zip Files Using The "Send To" Menu

Send to Compressed folder

1. Select the file(s) and/or folder(s) you want to compress. If you want to zip just one file or folder, skip to step 2. Otherwise, there are two ways to select multiple files and folders:
To select a consecutive group of files or folders, click the first item, then hold down the Shift key and click on the last item. The two files/folders you selected and everything in between will be selected. 
To select non-consecutive files or folders, hold down the Ctrl key as you select the individual files and/or folders.

2. Right-click on the file or folder (or group of files or folders), then point to Send to and select Compressed (zipped) folder.

Send to compressed

3. Name the ZIP file. Enter the name you want the zipped file to have or hit Enter to accept the suggested filename.

name the zip

Tip: Windows automatically suggests a filename for the ZIP file based on the file you right-click on. In the example above, I right-clicked on the breadcrumbs.png file, so the suggested ZIP file is breadcrumbs.zip. When zipping multiple files, make sure you right-click on top of the one in the selection that you would want the ZIP file to have the same name.

Zip Files With The Ribbon Menu

The File Explorer in Windows 10 has a Zip command in the Ribbon menu. This is convenient for 2-in-1 laptop owners who might prefer to tap to zip files rather than right-click. To use this: 

1. Select your file(s) and/or folder(s) as in Step 1 in the Send To menu instructions above.

2. Navigate to the Share tab in File Explorer.

3. Click the Zip button.

zip file ribbon

The Ribbon menu method works in Windows 8.1, by the way, and the Send To menu works in previous versions of Windows as well.

 

Adding A File To An Existing ZIP File

Finally, you can add files and folders to an existing ZIP file simply by selecting the ones you'd like to add then dragging them on top of the ZIP file.

 

Store - Why Only ZIP Uploads

Consistency. Consistency. Consistency.

Compressed 'zip' files are widely used as they pack one or more computer files into a single file or folder which takes up less space. It is a very useful way of sending a large number of files, pictures and videos to other members.

Yes you'll need to unzip them to extract the contents inside, but again it is about presenting a consistent experience for your customers.

If you have only one file to upload, say a PDF or Word Document, then you can upload it without zipping it. But if you have more than one file in your store item you must zip them into one zip file to upload.

Store - Getting Paid

PayPal

We only use PayPal to issue payments. It is imperative you, as the merchant, make sure you have entered the proper PayPal email associated with the account you want the payment to be sent to.

 

Fees and Split

Each item sold will have a transfer fee taken out before the site/merchant split. This fee will be 2.9% plus $0.30. This is to cover the PayPal charges. After the transfer fee is paid the remainder will be split:

60% Merchant  /  40% TeacherTime 

 

Payout Time Frame

We pay a monthly payout on or directly after the 15th of the following month.

For example the month of January would be paid out on our around February 15th. Depending on what day the !5th falls on. If the 15th falls on a Saturday then the payouts will be done by the following Monday, the 17th. Again, ALL payouts and transactions with TeacherTimeAcademy will be handled through PayPal.

 

Keeping Track Of Your Balance

You will be able to keep track of your sales on your Account page.

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