How do I sign up?
To sign up, click on the “SIGN UP” button and select “Student”. Follow the prompts to create your account: add a Desk Number (from your teacher), invite a guardian, etc. If you want to add an optional email address to your account, make sure it’s your own email and NOT your guardian’s. They’ll need their email address for their own account to work. Finally, click on “Go To Dashboard” and away you go!
How do I sign in?
Go to rtsutah.com and select the “STUDENT” radio button. Then, enter your username and password, and click the “SIGN IN” button.
How do I reset my password?
Did you forget your username or password? No problem. Please see your parent, guardian, or teacher for your username and password. They can find it in their account.
Where do I get my desk number from?
Your teacher should have provided you a print-out with your unique RTS Desk Number. If you haven’t gotten one yet, tell your teacher. They’ll be able to give it to you. Just so you’re aware, the desk number is not case sensitive—so you can type it in with lowercase or uppercase letters. You can add your classroom desk number at any time. Just click on “Account” in the menu once you’ve signed in.
How do I log time?
On the dashboard, select the date, choose a book, select the number of minutes you’ve read (in increments of 5 minutes and for a maximum of 60 minutes), and press the “SAVE” button. If your book does not show up in the list, you can add a new one under “Library” in the menu.
How do I remove time?
Just like logging time! On the dashboard, select the date, choose a book, select the “REMOVE MINUTES” radio button, and pick the amount of time to remove in increments of 5 minutes. Then, press the “SAVE” button.
Why can’t I log time?
You probably haven’t joined a classroom yet. You’ll have to join one before you can log any reading time, earn coins, purchase badges, and make progress in the game world. To join a classroom, click on “Account” in the menu, go to “Add a classroom”, and enter your RTS Desk Number in the text field in the “Join a classroom” section. If you don’t have an RTS Desk Number, ask your teacher to print one out for you.
Are you trying to log time for days longer than 2 weeks ago? You can only log time for the past 14 days. Try to get in the habit of logging every day. That way, you’ll be sure to get the coins you’ve earned, be able to purchase awards, and make progress in the game world.
How do I play the game?
Go to “How to play” in the menu, or click on the “Program Overview” link at the bottom of the page.
How do I level up?
You can view your status in the “Game Progress” section on your dashboard. You must spend at least 7 days on a level. At the end of those 7 days, if you've reached 100 minutes of reading time and logged time for at least 4 days, you will have the choice to level up. If you don't make your goal, don't worry! You can stay on a level for as long as you need. The best way to make sure you’ll able level up is to read and log your reading every day.
How do I buy collectibles?
Select “Game world” in the menu. If a level has collectibles available for purchase, they can be found at the bottom of the world map by clicking on the “Collectibles” button. You can buy collectibles with coins you have earned by reading. Visit your “Collection” to view them all!
How do I get to my Collection Page?
On the right-hand side of the Game world, you will see a menu with three buttons. Click on the “Collection” button.
How do I add or remove a Parent/Guardian?
Go to “Account” in the menu and click on “Add a Parent/Guardian”. At the bottom of the page insert your parent/guardian’s email address and press the “INVITE” button. If you want to remove a Parent/Guardian, select the “remove” link next to their name. If your Parent/Guardian did not receive an email after you invited them to RTS, you can have another one sent to them. Just click on “Resend invite” next to their name.
What if I change schools or classrooms?
Ask your new teacher for your new RTS Desk Number. Then, go to “Account” in the menu and click on “Join a classroom”. At the bottom of the page, enter your new RTS Desk Number and press the “JOIN” button. You can update your RTS desk number whenever you need to, but you’re only allowed to be in one classroom at a time. Just so you know, the time you log is linked to your classroom. So your reading log will start over at zero any time you switch. However, your coins and badges will move with you whatever classroom you move to.