Faculty Support

livetext @
Phone: 502-852-1360

Student Support

Education Resource and Technology Center (ERTC)
502-852-1360 or 502-852-3231
ERTC Hours: Mon - Thur 8 a.m. 8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

What is LiveText?

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LiveText is a web-based software application designed to aid in the development of portfolios, course assignments, and standards or outcomes based projects. LiveText will allow you, your instructors and peers to collaborate on classroom assignments as well as track your progress on meeting program outcomes.

How to Use LiveText

LiveText is accessed online at and a membership is required for all students enrolled in College of Education and Human Development programs (see your course syllabi for program technology requirements). See information below about setting up a LiveText account.

What are some of the Benefits of LiveText?

  • Your LiveText account is your online space to develop and share your academic achievements both within and outside of your institutional community.
  • LiveText provides unlimited storage of your academic materials in an online environment that can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection.
  • The assessment features of LiveText can allow your instructors to provide you specific feedback on your work through comments embedded in your work or standards/outcomes based rubrics that clearly define the expectations for your work.
  • LiveText portfolios can be customized to document your own professional and academic achievements to share with potential employers.

How do I set up my LiveText account?

Important! Upon setting up an account be sure to enter your 7-digit student id number when it is requested. Your student id number allows you to be matched up with the appropriate courses and assignments in your LiveText account.

A student membership may be purchased from LiveText online. The cost, as of December 1, 2015, is $115. Purchasing online simply requires a credit card and your UofL email address. Your account will be active at the completion of your purchase, but you must log in to the account to complete the setup by providing your UofL ID number. Your ID allows the system to match and display your courses and assignments in your account.

Accounts may also be purchased in person at the UofL Bookstore. If you purchase your account through the bookstore, you will receive a registration code to enter in an online form on the LiveText website.
NOTE: Only use this link if you have purchased your account through the bookstore.

How long will my LiveText account last?

A LiveText account is active for five years. If you need LiveText beyond the length of the initial membership you can renew your account at a discounted rate for one, two or three-year periods.

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