AlphamationPlus FAQs

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What is AlphamationPlus?

AlphamationPlus is our exclusive online handwriting instruction tool for manuscript and cursive. It’s like having your very own handwriting teaching assistant!

AlphamationPlus demonstrates and verbalizes proper letter formation stroke by stroke. Students see the letter being formed and hear the strokes as they are written. Students can trace and write letters, and even bring the letter model back to check their work.

What devices can I use AlphamationPlus on?

AlphamationPlus is compatible with desktop or laptop computers, whiteboards, and tablets.

Do I need a touchscreen to use AlphamationPlus?

A touchscreen is recommended, but not required, for using the trace and write functions. While a mouse can be used to trace and write the letters, it’s more beneficial for students to use their fingers or a touchscreen stylus.

Can I try AlphamationPlus?

Yes! Click Here to register for a 7-day free trial.

How can I get free access to AlphamationPlus?

Customers who purchase a classroom set of eligible student workbooks receive a free subscription* to AlphamationPlus. (A classroom set is 10 or more of the same workbook.)

Eligible handwriting programs include:

Instructions on how to register online for free access to AlphamationPlus are included with qualifying orders. Once registered, AlphamationPlus can be used immediately.

* Subscriptions are intended for one school year and expire on June 30.

Can I purchase AlphamationPlus by itself?

Yes, AlphamationPlus can be purchased by itself; however, the program is designed to reinforce the content students are learning in their handwriting workbooks. One of the keys to student handwriting success is proper modeling, and the letter forms in AlphamationPlus correspond with those in Universal Publishing’s student workbooks.

How do I log into AlphamationPlus?

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When I open a letter in AlphamationPlus, there is no “Play” button. How do I start the letter animation?

On your computer keyboard, press Ctrl plus the “minus” key (Ctrl -) to shrink the screen. This action should enable you to see the Play button at the bottom of the screen. To return the screen to normal size, press Ctrl plus the “plus” key (Ctrl +) on the keyboard.

Please note: Often, a computer will reset the monitor resolution after a projector is used.  Should this be the case, the View settings on the computer’s browser will need to be changed in order to see the Play button and full letter animation screen. The Play button appears at the bottom of the screen when you hover over the letter animation.  If this is not visible, the letter animation cannot be played.

When using AlphamationPlus on my iPad, I can’t see the whole AlphamationPlus menu, letter, or animation.

Use the iPad scrolling function. On the left or right side, touch the screen and scroll up so the AlphamationPlus menu buttons are viewable along the top edge of your iPad screen.

I’m having trouble getting AlphamationPlus to work correctly. Who can I contact to help me?

Please call 1-800-940-2270 (M-W, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST), email us, or use the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist you!

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