Read Live User Guide

Conducting Hot Timings for Remote Students Using Login As

Distance learning students working in Read Naturally Live from home still need teachers to conduct hot timings at the end of a story. 

Teachers can use the Login As feature, available in the Staff Module, to open a session as a specific student. Then it is possible to either:

  • conduct the hot timing over a screen sharing session on the internet; or
  • conduct the hot timing using a recording saved earlier by the student.

Using the Login As Feature:
To log in as a specific student, use the Login As feature in the Staff Member Module:

  1. Go to the Read Live home page, and log into the Read Live Staff Module using your own Account ID, User ID, and password.
  2. From the navigation menu, select Waiting List or Read Naturally Live.
    The Waiting List displays only those students currently waiting for a teacher in order to keep working.
    The Read Naturally Live page includes all licensed students whom the current user can help in Read Naturally Live.
  3. Find the student for whom you need to log in.
  4. In the Login As column, click the Login button for the student.
  5. The application will open a new browser tab in which you are logged in as the selected student. 

Conducting Hot Timings With Screen Sharing Software:
Once a teacher has used Login As to open a student session, screen sharing software can be used to conduct a hot timing.

  1. Open a student session as described under Using the Login As Feature.
  2. Begin an online meeting or screen sharing session with the student over the internet.
  3. Share the browser screen with the student session you opened using Login As.
  4. Click the yellow Conduct Pass Activity button at the top of the page in the student session. 
  5. Log in using your staff member credentials.
  6. Using the controls on the page, conduct the hot timing while listening to the student read the story from your shared screen.
  7. When the timing is over, use the Number of missed words and Expression score controls to complete the timing as usual.

Conducting Hot Timings Using Recordings:
If a student has recorded a story or word list reading, you can use the Login As feature to grade that recording as a hot timing. If a student has saved a recording:

  1. Open a student session as described under Using the Login As Feature.
  2. In the student session, click the Conduct Pass Activity button at the top of the page. 
  3. Log in using your staff member credentials.
  4. On the appropriate hot timing step, click the Score Recording button and choose Score Recording.
    The student's saved recording will begin playing along with the hot timing.
  5. Listen to the student's reading, keeping track of errors, just as you would for a live timing.
    You will need to click the student's last word, or the Finished button, when the recording ends, just as you would for a student reading to you live.  
  6. When the reading is over, use the Number of missed words control to record the error count.
  7. Choose the student's Expression score.


  • The Score Recording and Start Live Timing options are only available on the Pass/Hot Timing and Pass/Word List steps if the student has saved recordings for those steps. 
  • It is always possible to conduct a live timing for a student if the student is available, even if the student has previously saved a recording. On the Pass/Hot Timing and Pass/Word List steps, the Score Recording button can be changed to select Start Live Timing. This option allows the teacher to conduct a live timing as usual.

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