Connecting to Plato with Puffin Academy

Using Puffin Academy for PLATO, please follow these steps:

NOTE: Skip to Step 8 to learn how to use the virtual trackpad. Once you have added the bookmark (Steps 1-5), you can access from the main screen.

Step 1: Launch Puffin Academy from the iPad home screen.


Step 2: On the bookmark page of Puffin Academy, press on the Puffin bookmark icon.

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Step 3: On Puffin Academy main page, search for "Gateway" in the search bar on the upper-right corner.

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Step 4: From the search results, press on the PLATO icon.

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Step 5: You will have the option to Launch PLATO or Install the PLATO bookmark so it is available on the bookmark page. Click Install.


Step 6: Once installed, it will take you back to the bookmark page. Click on PLATO icon.

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Step 7: On the login screen, use your assigned credentials and Account Login: Gateway

NOTE: If you have trouble logging, check with your teacher to verify your credentials and Account Login name.


Virtual Trackpad: Some pages may have split views and require scrolling. If you have scrolling issues, you can use the built-in trackpad.

Step 8: Press on the mouse icon on the bottom-left corner.


Step 9: Operating the trackpad:

  • Moving the cursor: Drag your finger on the trackpad.
  • Left-click: Tap the trackpad.
  • Scrolling: Press and hold on the trackpad.
  • Selecting Text: Double Tab the text OR press and hold and drag on the text.
  • Use the built-in keyboard (bottom-right corner) to Copy/Cut/Paste.


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