If you are a teacher with a paid School or District plan we have a way for your students to create accounts without the need for a parental/guardian or personal email address.
To start the process you’ll need a class.
If you need to create a class sign into your teacher account and click on ‘classes’ - you’ll be prompted to create one if you do not already have one. If you already have a class, you can choose your class from the drop down menu.
Once you are on your class dashboard, click on your ‘roster’ tab and then click on the blue ‘add student / teacher’ button. You’ll see three options for adding students - choose the first option - ’Get Direct Account Creation Link’
This will provide you with the Direct Account Creation Link for your class. Provide the Direct Account Creation Link to your students.
When students enter the Direct Account Creation Link into a web browser they will be able to sign up for an account without an email address, and they will immediately be added to your class.
Students that already have an activated account can use the Direct Account Creation Link to join your class instead of entering the class passcode on their classes tab.
Each of your classes will have an individual Direct Account Creation Link (just like each class has a separate class code).
If you change your class passcode it will also change your Direct Account Creation Link, and make your previous link invalid. Changing your class passcode (and this link) is a quick way to ‘close the door’ on your class once your students are all enrolled in your class.
Because some students will have activated accounts without a verified email address we have added a feature that will allow teachers to reset the passwords for these students (all other students can recover their passwords through the ‘forgot your password’ email link). To reset the password for these students head to your class roster and click on the grey gear icon to the far right of any student name and choose ‘reset password’.
Please note: The Direct Account Creation Link will only work for students who do not have Storybird accounts, or those who have activated accounts. Students who have accounts that are not activated cannot use the Direct Account Creation Link and will need to create a new account in order to join your class via this method.