Students in the Teacher Education Program use LiveText for uploading Key Assignments, managing personal files, and creating electronic portfolios. An active subscription to LiveText is a requirement for courses that comprise the professional education curriculum. It is a one-time purchase, which is comparable in price to the cost of a textbook, and lasts for five years. Benefits include:

For $113 – Student Membership: Field Experience Edition (required)

  • Unlimited digital storage accessible via the web (which eliminates the need to purchase external jump drives). This personal file manager allows users to upload and manage external files (such as MS Office, PDF, videos, pictures, and text documents) and includes labeling capabilities to make document management easy.
  • Ability to create professional electronic portfolios that can be easily shared. A guide is available to provide guidance on developing your own e-portfolio.
  • Ability to submit major assignments and receive feedback electronically.
  • Resources, including a rubric maker, searchable standards, assignment templates, and more.

For $30 – Learn360® (optional)

  • Learn360® is a web-based digital video library comprised of thousands of K-12 core-curriculum videos, video clips, newsreels, audio and video speeches, still images, and audio files. Award-winning producers PBS, National Geographic, Standard Deviants, Slim Goodbody, Sunburst Visual Media™ and dozens of other educational video content producers provide this best quality, standards-based content – searchable by state standards, preferred media formats, grade levels, and subject areas. Learn360® also offers play list creation and is the only streaming service to provide slide show capability. *This is also available FREE at AEAonline. Your site Education Coordinator will give you a password so you have access to this account. You may add this to your account after graduation if you do not teach in Iowa.

LiveText and the BVU Teacher Education Program

  • The LiveText Syllabus Supplement outlines all courses and field experiences that require a LiveText account.  Courses listed require a Key Assignment to be uploaded and scored.  Field Experiences currently consist of midterm and final evaluations related to the experience.

Purchasing a LiveText Account

LiveText accounts can be purchased through Lehnus Campus Bookstore or directly online at Certain BVU sites also have local bookstores that sell LiveText accounts. Please check with your site Education Coordinator for more information.

The Field Experience Edition is the preferred account for students to purchase.  If a student has purchased a Standard Edition account, the student will need to add the Field Experience Module prior to the start of their student teaching placement- FEM Purchase Instructions.

ePortfolios & LiveText

  • One of the added benefits of purchasing a LiveText account is the ability to create dynamic e-portfolios.  E-portfolios can showcase your skills as an educator by sharing documents, photos, and videos.   The following guide can provide step by step instructions to create your own e-portfolio and share with potential employers. Link to LiveText's e-portfolio guide.

Need Assistance? Contact Leah Schimmer, Teacher Education Data and Assessment Manager, Email -, Phone - 712.749.2156.