Creating a student account is necessary to assign any program memberships you’ve purchased to a student. Below is a walkthrough of how to create your student’s account, including the sign in options available to you, how you can assign a student role, and how you can change your display name.
Create an account
Navigate to the login page. To create a student account, your student will need either a Google email address, a Microsoft email address, or any other email address of their choosing. To create the account, you have three methods available to you:
Log in with a Google account. You will be redirected to the Google Accounts Sign in page, where you can either enter Google account credentials or choose an existing account to use.
Log in with your Microsoft single sign-on account. You will be redirected to the Microsoft Sign in page, where you can enter account credentials.
Enter an email address of your choosing. This will prompt the app to send an email to the address you listed with a link to create the account.
Choosing any one of the three methods listed above will create the student’s platform account. Once your account has been made, you will be redirected to the app homepage. This may take a few moments as the system sets up the account for the first time.
The process of creating an account is exactly the same as logging in regardless of the method you choose.
Choose a role
Next, you will need to choose the student user role. User roles define what the account can or cannot do. While student roles are not intended to be used for making purchases, if you give you student permission to purchase on your behalf, here are the steps they can follow.
Once on the homepage, the User Settings modal will pop up. From here, you can choose the Student Coder / Maker role. Once you’ve selected the role, click “Save Changes”.
Change your display name (optional)
Once on the homepage, the User Settings modal will pop up. From here, you can change your display name and your username. Note: Display names and usernames can only be changed once, so double check to make sure you’ve chosen the correct name and spelled it correctly.
Display name: We use display names throughout the app to personalize each user’s work. It may be your real name or a pen name.
User Name: We use usernames as unique identifiers for profiles.