The Endless Key is a distance learning solution from the Endless OS Foundation. It is a 128 gigabyte USB drive that is designed to provide a robust, engaging and safe digital learning environment. You can access the content on this USB without the internet, by plugging it into a Windows computer.
This guide will help you get started on how to search and discover the content on the Endless Key. The Key contains content ranging from well known institutions like Khan Academy and PBS Kids to “Best of the Web” content curated by Endless.
The Endless Key Initiative is brought to you by the Endless OS Foundation in partnership with Common Sense and Learning Equality.
For the previous release, see Endless Key v2.
You can discuss the Endless Key on the Community Forum.
The Endless Key works on Windows 7 and higher (7, 8.1 and 10)
Insert the Endless Key into a USB 3.0 port (See How to identify a USB 3.0 port).
In the Windows File Explorer, open the Endless Key USB drive.
Note: Don't copy files from the Endless Key to your hard drive - it is best to access them from the Endless Key.
Open the Endless Launcher
Security Note: You might need to grant the Endless Key access. If a Windows Security Alert pops up, press Allow Access to grant the Endless Key permission to run on your computer.
Note: The first time you open the Endless Key app it might take several minutes to load.
In the Endless Discovery screen, you can discover content in different ways:
Try the suggested search topics
a. Do a quick search by clicking the Math button:
b. On the search results page you will see content and be able to search other topics by typing on the white field:
Click the channels to explore them
a. Discover Dance by clicking on the image
Check the suggested content carousel
a. Scroll through…
b. to learn about …
Go back to the Home Page by clicking the Endless logo! It’s always the top left of your window.
To enter fullscreen mode click on the icon that can be at the bottom bar in the case of videos, or the top bar in case of other types of content:
To get out of fullscreen you can click again on the button or press “esc” on your keyboard.