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User guide for private users

Note! If you are a teacher or pupil and your school has enabled Opiq use in your school, a private user account is not suitable for you. Teachers and pupils can use digital textbooks through the school's Opiq account, which is managed by an administrator in each school. Contact your school to seek assistance regarding your Opiq account and to use digital textbooks. A parent can access Opiq through their account associated with their child.

Additional information can be requested by writing to or by calling +254 205 148 194 (Mon-Fri from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Also, check announcements on our Facebook page.

For whom the private user account is meant?

The private user account is intended for those who do not have Opiq provided by their school, as well for university students or simply studious and curious people.

If the school does not use Opiq or does not allow access to the pupil for any reason, the pupil can start using Opiq as a private user. An Opiq account with the private user role can be created here.

Note: Even if you have an Opiq user account as a teacher, pupil or school administrator, you can use Opiq as a private user.

How to start using Opiq as a private user?

Adding the private user role to an existing user account

If you already have an Opiq account with another role:

  1. Log in to Opiq.
  2. Click on your name on the top right and open the “My settings” page.
  3. On the settings page, select “Private user role”.
  4. Click on the “Create private user role” button. A private user role will be created for you, and in the future, you can also use Opiq as a private user in addition to your other roles.

Adding the private user role to a new user

  1. Click on this link - Create private user.
  2. Select "I do not have an Opiq account, I want to create it", agree to data processing and choose how you want to create an account. You can create an account with your email address, which becomes your Opiq user ID.
  3. Follow the further instructions.


A license must be ordered to use the textbooks in Opiq library. The type of license depends on which textbooks you want to use. The order can be placed on the "My licenses" page, accessed from the menu that opens by clicking on your name. You can pay for the order with M-Pesa and you can start using the study material immediately after payment.

Private users’ dashboard

Dashboard of a private user without a valid license

On the dashboard of a private user without a license, the block "My study material" can be seen on the left side, under which there is a text in a yellow box, which indicates there is no currently valid private user license. At the end of the text there is a link that you can click on to buy a license.

On the dashboard, under the block "My study material", there is also a shortcut to the demo chapter, where a link to a random textbook chapter is shown, which can be accessed for free.

Opiq direct references

On the dashboard, in the "Opiq" block, the user can see useful shortcuts to digital textbooks library and user guides pages.

  • “Find it fast” takes you to search page.
  • Book icon, under which you can see the total number of digital textbooks in Opiq. If the user has not visited the library after a new digital textbook was added , there is a red dot next to the icon. By clicking on the icon, you can see the Library of digital textbooks. The most recently added digital textbooks are automatically shown at the top of the list.
  • The link with the version number takes you to the Opiq platform updates overview. If the version has been updated and the user has not visited the version notes page yet, there will be a red dot next to the Opiq version number.
  • "Help centre" leads to the user guides page, which contains references to the user manuals of the school administrator, teacher, pupil and private user.
  • “Show my account info” - by clicking this button, the user can see who they are logged in as and what interfaces they have.

Dashboard of a private user with a valid license

After purchasing the license, the private user's dashboard will continue to have Opiq and "My study material" blocks.

Here is the link “Add material from the library”, which takes to the library, where you can choose a needed study kit, in the table of contents you can press the button “Add too my study materials”.

If this is done, you can find a direct link to the study kit in the "My study material" block on your dashboard or by clicking on the link "My study materials" in the menu bar above. This way, direct links to any number of study kits can be added to the dashboard.

By default, the link on the dashboard refers to the first chapter of the study kit.Chapters can be bookmarked in the table of contents of the textbook, for the dashboard to lead to the chapter that has been bookmarked.

Learning in Opiq


All study kits found in Opiq are in library. The link to the library can be found in the top menu bar on the dashboard of the private user.

A private user has access to all the textbooks in Opiq's Library that belong to the package for which he has purchased the license.


The private user has access to the textbook chapters. Each chapter of the textbook offers the following options.

Solving tasks in the chapter

The user can solve the tasks in the chapter, have them checked automatically or save the answers.

Coloring and commenting on the textbook text

The user can color and comment on the textbook text. To do this, select the text with the mouse or on a smartphone with your finger and select the highlighting color or commenting option in the opened menu. When you reopen the chapter, the highlighting and comments are there for future reference.

Adding files, links, or text to each section

You can add files, links, or text to each section. To do this, click on the "Add own content" link.

Searching content that is related to a section

Each section has a “More like this” link. By clicking on it, the material related to the content of this section will be searched in earlier and later materials of the same subject, as well as in other subjects. In this way, you can find easier or more difficult material on the same topic.

Copying a section link or reporting a mistake

At the end of each section, there is a link "More options" which offers two options:

  • “Copy link” - will copy a link to the clipboard that points to that section that you can use in your own notes elsewhere.
  • “Report Mistake” - by reporting a mistake you can point out if you find any mistakes in the text. This way the editors of the text can take fix the error.


The quickest and most efficient way to find learning content in Opiq is using the search page. You can access the search page by clicking on the "Search" button with a magnifying glass in the menu bar. A private user can search the chapters of all materials in the Opiq library. If you want to find an exact word or phrase, put it in quotation marks.

Chapter search

Searches the contents of all chapters of all study kits in Opiq's library, including in-chapter assignments. Search results are displayed with section precision. After finding all the search results, the results can be narrowed down using grade and subject filters.

Library search

Searches the table of contents and description of all study kits in Opiq's library. If no search term is entered, all materials from the collection will be displayed. Results can be filtered by class, subject, publisher, package, and language of the material.

Additional information

Additional information can be requested by writing to or by calling +254 205 148 194 (Mon-Fri from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Also, check announcements on our Facebook page.

User guide for private users
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