All users enrolled in a fall 2022 semester class are now automatically eligible for a new benefit with their Pops subscriptions. All users now have access to unlimited Speech Practice sessions. If you are a student, that means you can practice as many times as you'd like for your speech presentations without purchasing additional sessions. If you are an instructor, that means your students can now harness the power or automatic speech feedback without any additional fees. Additionally, students will retain access to Speech Practice even after their class ends this semester. More information on how to retain access to Speech Practice will be released later this semester.
For instructors, if your class currently has access to Speech Practice, you will need to include it on your assignments. If your class currently does not have access to Speech Practice, it has been added to your class, and you will need to include it on your assignments. When you include it on your assignments you will need to give it a due date and point value. The point value can be set to zero and these practice sessions do not have to be graded. If you prefer your current class not to have access to Speech Practice on their speech assignments, please let us know and we will make an alternate arrangement for your student to not miss out on this new benefit.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my class qualifies?
Qualifying classes feature “(F22)” at the end of the class name in Pops.
I thought I had unlimited practice sessions already, what is changing?
A standard subscription to Pops comes with three (3) to five (5) practice sessions per speech. Students have the ability to purchase additional sessions at their discretion. Fall 2022 students will not need to purchase additional sessions.
I already purchased unlimited and/or additional sessions this semester before September 20, 2022, can I get a refund for these sessions?
Yes, if you have purchased unlimited and/or additional sessions this semester, you will automatically refunded for those transactions in the coming days. No further action is required. Please note that refunds could take up to ten business days to process depending on your financial institution/credit card provider. If you have not received a refund for your practice sessions by October 5, 2022, please contact us.
I accidentally purchased additional sessions after September 20, 2022, what can I do?
I don’t see “Speech Practice” as an assignment in my current class, what should I do?
When I begin a Speech Practice assignment, it shows 1000 sessions remaining and is counting down, what does this mean?
The modal will display 1000 sessions on each speech assignment and will then count down as each session is used. Each speech has its own countdown. If you use all 1000 sessions on a particular speech, you will be granted an additional 1000, and so on. Towards the end of the fall 2022 semester, you will receive an email with instructions on how to retain unlimited practice sessions after your class ends.
I am an instructor, and I would like my future classes to have unlimited sessions by default, how can this happen?
Please contact your Course Consultant and they will assist you in modifying your Pops package for future classes.
I am an instructor, and I would like this benefit personally, can I be included?
Yes, please contact your Course Consultant and they will make this happen. Please note you may be given an alternate account to sign in with for this benefit.
My class has not yet begun, but is an F22 class, am I still included?
Yes, all fall 2022 classes are included.
My class is a U22 class, can I be included?
Please contact us directly and will work with you one-on-one.
My class is a W22 class, will I be included?
No decision about W22 classes has been made yet. Please check back closer to your class start date.
I subscribed to Pops for an F22 class that I decided to drop, am I eligible?
If you dropped or withdrew from an F22 class and elected to keep a Pops account, you are eligible. Please contact us for details on how to claim your benefit. Any future classes you subscribe to in Pops, will have the standard session offering, more information on how to claim your unlimited benefit will be released later this fall. If you dropped or withdrew from an F22 class and elected to have your Pops account deleted, you may be eligible, please contact us for more information.
I am enrolled in more than one F22 class, what will I receive?
You will receive unlimited sessions in both of your current classes and will retain unlimited sessions in the future as detailed later this fall.
I am going to retake my F22 class in a later semester, will I receive unlimited sessions in my new class?
Your future class will have the standard number of sessions. However, details about how you can retain unlimited sessions will be released later this fall.
My school pays for my Pops subscription, am I eligible?
Yes, you will receive the benefit automatically as detailed above.
I am an instructor; how do I add Speech Practice to an existing assignment?
I am an instructor, and I don’t want my existing assignments to include Speech Practice, what should I do?
Please email your Course Consultant. They will make alternate arrangements for your students to receive this benefit.
How long will I retain access to Speech Practice after my class ends?
Access and availability to Speech Practice after the fall 2022 semester is subject to the terms of the end user license agreement.