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UltraKey Online directly teaches typing skill by employing all the learner's senses. It talks to the learner, shows the learner how to type using interactive animated graphics, builds fluency using real-world typing challenges, and reinforces learning with videos when appropriate.

UltraKey Online provides effective and motivating instruction to students, empowers teachers to meet all their students' needs, and provides powerful administration tools to manage accounts and monitor learning.

For an introduction to UltraKey Online, view the movie below. The video can be viewed full screen.

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Pick the subscription that meets your needs:

UltraKey Online is available in four types of subscriptions, each designed to meet the customer's needs. For details, click the type of subscription that suits you.

Bonus: Each subscription may operate with spellings, keyboard and content suited to North America, UK, or Australia-New Zealand. You choose when you register.

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The Personal Subscription provides an individualized learning experience you can tailor to any need, whether you are just beginning, or brushing up established skills.

If you are looking to improve job prospects, you will really appreciate the progress records and typing certificates UltraKey Online offers.

The personal subscription price is only $19.95 per year! No ads. No distractions. It's yours to enjoy for this very low price.

If you would like to incorporate your own practice and testing content -- perhaps you are working in law or accounting, and need the specific practice -- pay only $10 more for a family subscription, which lets you manage content and anything else you want to customize.

Satisfaction guaranteed! Most people love the program but, if you let us know of any concern within 7 days of purchase, and we cannot address the issue to your satisfaction, you get your money back.


Frequently Asked Questions
  • How does UltraKey Online compare with other products?

    Professionals who have an in-depth understanding of keyboarding skill, and know how the skill is developed, always recognize the UltraKey approach as one of the most comprehensive and effective learning experiences on the market. The product's features and process reflect the decades of knowledge and experience that have gone into creating and evolving UltraKey Online to the state it is today.

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    Developmental: Keyboarding is the ability to communicate through the keyboard. Since it is a communication skill, UltraKey Online develops it using a clear progression from isolated techniques through to whole-communication practice.

    Deliberate: UltraKey Online systematically develops typing fundamentals. Whether the topic is good posture or striking technique, the program leaves no doubt about the way typing needs to be done.

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    Efficient: The curriculum is clear and straightforward. Students move forward at an amazing pace. Not a moment of precious class or personal time is wasted.

    Adaptable: UltraKey Online adapts to the individual, adjusts to suit teaching styles, conforms to class needs, and customizes to complement the curriculum. Import and assign any practice and testing content that suits the curriculum, the needs of the user, or the trade of the enterprise.

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    Rewarding: Students love UltraKey Online because it challenges them, proceeds at their personal pace, and ultimately makes them winners. New guided writing activities, and the Game Zone make UltraKey Online better than ever!

    Powerful: The UltraKey Online learning management system provides the ultimate in reporting, student tracking and custom control. Teachers are completely in charge. Having the ongoing performance information they need, they make informed decisions for their students.

    Standardized: UltraKey Online conforms to the Modified International Typing Contest Rules Version 2 for all its assessments and tests. UltraKey Online has the unique capability of performing official typings tests using any content you import. Certificates can be created in PDF files and printed for signed certification.

    Reliable: UltraKey Online works day in and day out. When you need help, the same people who make the software are there to provide it.

  • What ages is UltraKey Online suited for?

    UltraKey Online is rated and proven effective with users age 8 to adult. In practice, the program is used as young as age 5, depending on individual readiness.

    Grade 3 children complete typing lessons.

    UltraKey Online spans a broad range of ages for these reasons:

    • All instruction is voice-supported.
    • All skills are demonstrated using clear graphical animation.
    • Different interfaces are offered for age and preference.
    • The program is entirely self-paced.
    • Challenge levels and practice weight are individualized.
    • Numerous options can be set at the class and individual level.
    • Practice content is easily customized and assigned.
    • The Game Zone offers levels of challenge suited to any maturity.

    To see the UltraKey desktop format in action with younger users, view the Davis District Keyboarding Challenge, or the video Using UltraKey with Young Children.

    We are happy to discuss your specific situation. Please contact us.

  • Is UltraKey Online suitable for mature users?

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    UltraKey Online is effective for all ages because it has no childish elements, adapts to whatever ability the user has, and proceeds at the user's personal pace.

    UltraKey Online begins by providing a goal assessment that determines how proficiently the user types now. UltraKey Online sets a goal for the user that can be adjusted for more or less difficulty.

    The UltraKey Online instruction meets each individual's goal by instructing the user in correct technique and systematically building the user's performance. Even when the person has good typing skills to begin with, UltraKey Online helps the user reach new levels of proficiency.

    UltraKey Online is never condescending. It supports every mature user from low-functioning to high.

    For all the above reasons, UltraKey Online is a popular choice for adult instruction in colleges, correction services, libraries, career development centers and other facilities where younger and older adults are served.

  • How can UltraKey Online meet the whole district's needs?

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    UltraKey Online has a powerful online record management system that lets you centralize your data management while providing instructional control of UltraKey Online to the schools, teachers and students. The UltraKey Online system generates district-wide, school-wide, class-wide and individual reports so administrators, teachers and parents are fully informed about the curriculum presented and the performance achieved.

    The image at right shows the controls displayed on the dashboard for a main subscription administrator operating a multi-school subscription. Enterprise operators see corporate terminology instead of school terminology. Administrators, school managers, and class managers have more or fewer controls depending on their roles, and the capabilities assigned to their accounts.

    UltraKey Online offers an indefinite range of settings so UltraKey Online can appeal to a wide range of user ages and needs. The adaptive and user-paced nature of the program mean that UltraKey Online can provide core instruction for any student in the system from grade two through twelve. the program can be used for younger students at teacher discretion.

    Numerous options allow teachers to easily adapt UltraKey Online to their own teaching styles and the ages of their students.

    UltraKey Online includes many supports and adaptations for special needs students too -- all assignable at the individual level.

    When UltraKey Online is used at home, they log into their school or district record the same way they do when they are at school and the experience is just as seamless.

  • Can students use UltraKey Online at home?

    Yes! And we make it easy.

    UltraKey Online provides friendly secure login at school, at home, and anywhere else a student may be. For security reasons, we cannot provide login details here, but trust us. It's really simple and typical of the industry.

  • Does UltraKey Online install any plug-ins or require any other special capability?

    UltraKey Online requires no plug-ins. It conforms to html5 and www3 standards, which are the Internet community standards for modern online learning.

    UltraKey Online operates in every modern web browser, including Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Safari. As announced by Microsoft, Internet Explorer is obsolete, and has been replaced with Edge. UltraKey Online is not supported on Internet Explorer.

    UltraKey Online has been proven operable and reliable on PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, iPads with keyboards, and Surfaces.

  • Does UltraKey Online work on Chromebooks and iPads?

    iPad and Chromebook compatibility is important to our school customers, so we engaged schools and districts during development, to to make sure UltraKey Online performed to their expectations on iPads and Chromebooks.

    We have also confirmed that UltraKey Online operates well within device-intensive environments with wireless Internet. As with all online programs, the normal patience and good browsing behaviour are recommended.

    iPad users need to have a full keyboard to benefit from UltraKey Online instruction. UltraKey Online is not designed to teach tap-typing, which is a very different skill.

  • How are subscriptions sold?

    Subscriptions are sold by the student seat (users). Subscribers may create as many administration, school manager, and class manager accounts as they need, without affecting their subscription. The price is based solely on users.

    Price per student per year, varies with the number of users and the number of years purchased at a time. Non-profit schools and non-profit training organizations qualify for special school pricing.

    Smaller subscribers are welcome to pool their subscriptions with other subscribers, so they can achieve more efficient pricing while still having their own private domains of management. One party must act as the primary subscriber. Just let us know what you have in mind.

    The subscription detail area above, lets you immediately determine a price by selecting the range of users you will purchase, and the number of users.

    All prices are in USD.

  • How are user seats counted and re-used?

    Every subscription has a subscription year. For schools, the subscription year runs from school start to school end. For others, the subscription year runs from the starting month for 12 months.

    Every subscription has a number of seats for student use. The value of any subscription seat is used when a student uses the account in the current subscription year.

    In a given year of subscription, seats cannot be re-assigned unless they are unused. If a user account is created, deleted and purged, without being used in the current subscription year, the unused seat is added back to the subscription as a usable seat, so a new account can be created. As a result, schools don't consume seats for students who may have moved before they used their account.

    If an enterprise deletes and purges user accounts that were used last year but not in the current year, the seats are added back to the number of seats available to the subscription.

    If you purchase several years of use at one time, subscription seats are renewed each anniversary of the subscription. For example, an account not used since the last anniversary, can be deleted and purged so another student can be enrolled.

  • When does a subscription start and end?

    School subscriptions for the northern hemisphere, end each summer on June 30, with a grace period extending to August 31. School subscriptions for the southern hemisphere, end each summer on December 31, with a grace period extending to the end of February. When schools purchase in the latter part of their school year, they get a bonus because the seats still turn over at year end.

    Personal, family and enterprise subscriptions end the end of the twelfth month following start of the subscription.

    In case the start and end of your subscription doesn't suit your needs, please let us know what you need and why.

  • I used UltraKey at another school. Is it true Bytes of Learning provides a loyalty credit?

    That is correct. When you ask for a quote, be sure to tell us much as you can. Loyalty credits vary with the new license or subscription you are buying.

  • We have an UltraKey desktop license. Can we get a credit for it?

    At Bytes of Learning, we have a no-customer-left-behind policy. Even if your school had a license for UltraKey 1, issued in 1989, you would get a credit against your first year of purchase. Usually about $50.

    If your school purchased within the past year before purchasing a subscription to UltraKey Online, it would get a 100% credit on its purchase up to the cost of the subscription. You can maximize your benefit by purchasing more than one year of subscription.

    Please tell us your needs in terms of users, and we will happily provide a quotation. Be sure to tell us what UltraKey license you now own so we can consider a credit for it.

  • How can we evaluate UltraKey Online?

    Before you buy, evaluate by checking out a FREE subscription.

    All free subscriptions are fully enabled for as many managers and users as you want.

    Any learning and setup you complete with a free subscription is retained, so, when you purchase a subscription, you can carry on using the same subscription you got for free.

  • How can I buy a subscription for UltraKey Online?

    You can buy UltraKey Online at our web store right now. Either click the button offered in the subscription descriptions above, or go shopping now.

    We accept purchase orders from schools, school districts. governments and large companies by email, fax and phone. See our contact details.

    UltraKey Online is available for resale by leading school and enterprise software resellers.

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