1) Go to https://online.essentialskills.com/login.php using the Safari browser


2) Enter your School ID, check the box “Pick students from a list”, enter your School Password, and select the “Student” icon


3) On the “Class Selection” page, tap the share icon  at the top of the browser, select “Add to Home Screen” from the menu and tap “Add” when prompted


You should now have an icon on the home screen of your iPad to launch Essential Skills

Note: If you do not see an Essential Skills icon, you may need to swipe right or left on the home screen. When the home screen becomes full, iPad will add a new one to accommodate for more icons



For optimal iPad performance, it is recommended that you run Essential Skills in the Google Chrome browser. Google Chrome can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store


Unfortunately, it is not possible to add a quick launch icon using Google Chrome. To work around this restriction, the “Run in Chrome” link should be used to reopen the site in Chrome. Students can use the quick launch icon created in Safari, and then simply tap the “Run in Chrome” link to open the same page in Google Chrome


Note: The School ID and School Password will need to be entered at least once into Google Chrome for students to be directed to the correct page. We recommend that you set this up ahead of time to ensure easy access for your students


Thank you for your interest in Essential Skills!

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions – we’re here to help!

Email: support@essentialskills.com Phone: 1-800-753-3727