There are two ways to use ThingLink with your students:
- Sharing content with students, i.e. creating content for your students
- Adding your students to ThingLink, i.e. having your students create content
Sharing the content you create with your students can be done for free during the 30-day trial. After creation, click the Share button to access the scene link. Please note that the free 30-day trial account allows for the sharing of the ThingLink scenes link during the trial period with no embedding. You will need to upgrade to a Professional Teacher license to continue sharing ThingLinks. Professional teachers unlock embedding to your LMS, as well as link sharing.
A free 30-day trial teacher account gives you full access to the editor and allows you to share images, 360 images and videos with a link during the trial.
Q: What happens to a free trial account after the trial is over? A: after the free 30-day trial period is over, you will be asked to upgrade your account to continue to use ThingLink. You cannot publish the content created during the trial after the trial is over unless you upgrade.
Allowing students to create content or collaborate with you requires a School or Academic license from your institution.
Free teacher and Professional teacher accounts do not include student seats. Request a quote for the School or Academic licenses for your institution, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some teachers may be tempted to advise students to register as business users in order to register them for free. We strongly advise against this for several reasons:
- Business accounts do not have the same safe viewing features that education accounts have. This means that if you instruct your students to register as business users, you are opening them up to viewing material inappropriate for students. Your instructions and misuse of the product may result in your students seeing any images uploaded by our business users which may not be appropriate.
- Free business users cannot share their work, meaning you will not be able to see the work your students create.
We realize that teachers' budgets are very limited and that is why our Professional teacher license is priced differently than our offerings for business users. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have concerns about the price of the Professional teacher license.
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