Write About is a web-based writing platform accessed from WriteAbout.com in a browser. There are no apps to install or software to download.
WriteAbout.com can be used on any device, although it is optimized for 7 inch screens or larger. Mobile access is supported on most pages, but the teacher/student experience is designed for laptops, tablets and desktops.
Write About is supported on the latest version of Chrome, Firefox and Safari Internet browsers. Currently our team is working on ensuring capability with Internet Explorer, but there are known issues with this browser. For an optimum experience, please use Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
Single Sign On
1-click registration and sign in is supported for teachers and students using Google Accounts. View all account enrollment options.
Content Delivery Network
We use Amazon’s Cloud Front for our Content Delivery Network. Most images from Write About will be delivered over these URLS:
Our help videos, tutorials and video writing Ideas are served advertisement free through Wistia. If you are attempting to view videos on a school network and are having trouble playing them, please contact your IT administrator to make sure that the following domains have been whitelisted:
The HTML5 audio recorder will work for users in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. This feature is not currently available in Safari, on iPads, or on mobile devices. View additional help with audio troubleshooting.
For security, Write About exclusively uses SSL / HTTPS. Some network filters that “inspect” traffic don’t like secure connections, so you may have to turn off scanning for traffic to *.writeabout.com.
Please also add *@writeabout.com to your email whitelist so your teachers receive the email notifications they have signed up for from Write About.