Amazon Inspire

Overview

What is Amazon Inspire?

Amazon Inspire is a service that provides educators a place to discover, manage, rate, review, and share educational resources. Teachers, schools, districts, and third-party publishers contribute to the Amazon Inspire library of instructional resources across the country. Amazon Inspire will help educators discover digital resources, benefit and learn from the work of their peers, and help improve the quality of education across the country.

What are the educational standards Amazon Inspire supports?

We currently support the Common Core State Standards for Math and ELA, the Next Generation Science Standards, the Virginia Standards of Learning, and Florida State Standards. We will continuously incorporate more state standards and update this list.

Who can publish resources on Amazon Inspire?

The ability to publish resources on Amazon Inspire will be coming soon. Once available, teachers, administrators (from schools, districts, or states), institutions, or anyone with high-quality, relevant K-12 resources will be able to publish to Amazon Inspire.

Can homeschool instructors and students use Amazon Inspire?

Yes. When signing up on Amazon Inspire, select "Homeschool" as your school.

How much does it cost?

It’s free to sign up for Amazon Inspire. To sign up, you can either use your existing Amazon.com account or create a new one.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up for Amazon Inspire with your existing Amazon.com account by going to www.amazoninspire.com.

My Account

How do I sign in to my account?

Click on the "Log In or Signup" button in the upper-right corner of the Amazon Inspire homepage and enter your Amazon.com credentials to login to your account.

I forgot my password.

If you have forgotten your Amazon.com password, you can  request a personalized "password reset" link . Learn more about  how to reset your Amazon.com password .

How do I change the email address on my account?

Your Amazon.com email address is associated with your Amazon Inspire account. To change the email address associated with your account, please create a new Amazon.com account with the desired email address and then contact our Customer Support Team at inspire-support@amazon.com to help you link the accounts.

How do I change my password?

To change your Amazon.com password, login to your Amazon.com account and  navigate to Your Account Learn more about changing passwords .

I’m a teacher who registered with a school, but I no longer work there.

You can contact our Customer Support Team and we will help you change your school.

I had an administrator account associated with a school, district, or state, but I no longer work there.

Please contact our Customer Support Team and we will help you with your account settings and association.

How do I cancel my account?

Please contact our Customer Support Team and we will help you cancel your account.

Publishing Resources

How can I publish resources on Amazon Inspire?

Publishing resources is currently not available. Users will be able to upload to Amazon Inspire in the near future.

Accessing Resources

How do I find the resources that I need?

  1. In the search bar, type a term or phrase that describes what you are looking for. You'll see a list of relevant resources.
  2. To narrow the results, use the filters on the left side of the screen. You can filter by grade, subject, depth of knowledge, standard, and other settings.

How do I download resources?

To download resources, on the Search Results or Details page, click “Download.”

Why do I see an Open Link button and not a Download button?

If the resource is a link to a different website, you will see "Open Link" instead of a "Download" button. They are called Online Resources. Online resources cannot be downloaded, and can only be viewed on your browser.

Collections

Can I add a resource that I like to my collections?

Yes. You can add any resource available on Amazon Inspire to your collections. You can create two types of collections.

  • Private Collection: This is a personal collection only viewable by you.
  • Public Collection: This is available to the Amazon Inspire Community.

Reviews and Ratings

How do I write a review for a resource?

To write a review for a resource, you should have either previewed, viewed, or downloaded the resource. To write a review:

  1. Log in to Amazon Inspire
  2. On the resource's Details page, click "Write a Review".
  3. From here, you can write your review, include a title, and provide a star rating for the resource.

I wrote a review, but I’m not seeing it with the resource.

It might take some time before your review goes live on Amazon Inspire. If you do not see your review within 2 business days of publishing it, check your email for a notification of your review. If you have not received an email regarding your review, please contact our Customer Support Team.

Can I use a pen name for my reviews?

Yes, you will be asked to enter a pen name when you write your first review. You can always change it later in the Settings section.

Troubleshooting

I’m having trouble signing in. What should I do?

Please ensure that you are using the Amazon.com account that you used to sign up for your Amazon Inspire account. In case you have forgotten your Amazon.com password,  click here to request a personalized "password reset" link . If you are still experiencing issues, please contact our Customer Support Team.

Which browsers does Amazon Inspire support?

Amazon Inspire currently supports Internet Explorer 11 and the latest versions of Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

Can I access Amazon Inspire on my smart phone or tablet?

While Amazon Inspire will work on most mobile browsers, we suggest using a desktop/laptop browser for the best experience.

How do I submit a suggestion or complaint?

To send us feedback, click the “Feedback” link at the top of the page.

Signing in with Amazon

My Amazon Inspire user name and password no longer work. Why do I now need to sign in with Amazon credentials?

You now need to use your Amazon.com credentials to sign in to your Amazon Inspire account. This change is to improve security and ease of use.

I have an existing Amazon Inspire account. Will I lose my data?

No, you will not lose your data. You will be able to link your Amazon.com account to your existing Amazon Inspire account. Once this is done, you will have access to all of your data—just like before. If your Amazon.com email address and the email address you used to sign up for Amazon Inspire are the same, your account will be linked together after you verify your email address.

My Amazon Inspire account email does not match my Amazon.com email address. Will I still be able to link my existing account to my Amazon.com credentials?

Yes. After you log in, you can enter the email address associated with your existing Amazon Inspire account so that you can link it to your Amazon.com credentials.

Note: all Amazon Inspire email messages will come to the email address associated with your Amazon.com account.

My Amazon.com account is linked to my personal email address and I do not want to use it with my Amazon Inspire account. What are my options?

You can create a new Amazon.com account with an email address of your choice. Click on "Create an Amazon.com account" when prompted to enter your Amazon.com credentials.

Policies

A resource on Amazon Inspire is infringing my copyright. How can I claim copyright infringement?

To claim copyright infringement, please locate the resource in Inspire and select the Report an Issue link. You can then select the Copyright Violation option to file your claim.

I found an inappropriate or objectionable resource. What should I do?

If you find a resource on Inspire that you believe is inappropriate or otherwise violates our policies, click Report an Issue link then select Offensive/Inappropriate Content.

What are Amazon Inspire’s Content Guidelines?

Amazon Inspire is intended to allow you to share educational content with educators and you should only upload content that you have the right to share publicly and that have educational value.  In general, follow community standards of common sense and good taste.

Pornography

We don't accept pornography or offensive depictions of graphic sexual acts.

Offensive Content

What we deem offensive is probably about what you would expect.

Illegal and Infringing Content

We take violations of laws and proprietary rights very seriously.  It is your responsibility to ensure that your content doesn't violate laws or copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other rights.  Just because content is freely available does not mean you are free to copy and share it.

Poor User Experience

We don't allow content that provides a poor user experience.  For example, content with broken links or corrupted files will typically be disappointing to users.  We reserve the right to determine whether content provides a poor user experience.

This should not be construed as an exhaustive list of prohibited content but rather as general guidelines.  We reserve the right to make judgments about whether content is appropriate and to choose not to allow it.

What are the different types of licenses that Amazon Inspire supports?

Resources on Amazon Inspire are associated with one of the following license types:

Creative Common licenses:

  1. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
  2. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International
  3. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
  4. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Learn more about Creative Commons licenses .

Links on Amazon Inspire can be associated with “See License on Resource Site”. The terms of use for these resources, associated with this license, are found on the destination site.

We also offer our own license - Amazon Inspire Custom License.

Terms of the Amazon Inspire Custom License

Users are granted a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to access, use, reproduce, display, and distribute to users’ students, trainees, or educators, and perform the content for educational purposes as permitted through the functionality of the service and the Amazon Inspire Terms of Use. This license will terminate after the content is removed from the service, however, users who downloaded a copy of the content prior to the content being removed from the service may continue to perpetually and irrevocably exercise the full rights in the downloaded copy of the content granted by the above license.

Does Fair Use apply? What do I need to know?

Ultimately, courts decide what constitutes fair use on the merits of individual’s cases, and there are not universal definitions of fair use for every type of content and every type of reuse.