Chrome: Read&Write Download & Install

All UMD students, faculty, and staff may download a "Take Home" version of Read&Write (R&W) for their personal computers.

Note: If you do not have a @d.umn.edu email address, please email [email protected] before downloading, so you can be authorized to use R&W.

1. Download the extension.

Go to the texthelp website. Select "Try Read&Write". Then choose Read&Write for Google Chrome from the dropdown menu.

Screenshot: Menu. Google Chrome selected. Unselected: Windows, Android, iPad, Mac, Edge.

You will be sent to the Google Chrome store.

2. Add the extension to your browser.

Select or Click "Add to Chrome" button.

Screenshot: 'Add to Chrome' Button selected.

A dialog box titled "Add Read&Write for Google Chrome?" may appear. It will read "It can change all your data on all websites; Know your email address; Manage your apps, extensions, and themes." Select or click the "Add Extension" button.

Screenshot: 'Add Extension' Button selected.

A confirmation message should appear below your chrome toolbar. It will read "Read&Write for Google Chrome has been added to Chrome. Use this extension by clicking on this icon. Manage your extensions by clicking Extensions in the Window menu.

Screenshot: Confirmation message that icon is on Chrome's toolbar.

3. Sign in

Click or select the Read&Write icon in Google Chrome's toolbar.

Screenshot: Closeup of Icon in toolbar.

A Read&Write sign in dialog box will appear. Select "Sign in with Google". Enter your d.umn.edu email address to authenticate. If you do not have an @d.umn.edu email address, please refer to the previous note.

Screenshot: Sign in with Google.

If a dialog box appears asking you to choose an account:

  • Choose "Google Workspace account. An account owned by d.umn.edu".
  • Select your @d.umn.edu address.

Select "Allow", if a dialog box appears saying:

Read&Write by Texthelp wants to access your Google Account [email protected]

This will allow Read&Write by Texthelp to:

 
  • Connect itself to your Google Drive
  • See, edit, create, and delete only the specific Google Drive files you use with this app
  • Associate you with your personal info on Google
  • See your primary Google Account email address…

4. The Read&Write toolbar should appear.

Screenshot: Toolbar

If it doesn't appear or you need help, call or stop by the ITSS TechCenter HelpDesk (218-726-8847, Kirby Plaza 165).

5. Enjoy using Read&Write!

For more information consult Read&Write for Google Chrome Learning Resources.