If you’ve recently enrolled in a school and been asked to create a myTeachable account, you may be wondering what exactly that means--and why some Teachable-powered schools require one while others don’t. This guide will explain how to use a myTeachable account as a student.
What Are myTeachable Accounts?
Released in November 2016, myTeachable accounts are a way to make your user experience more simple and efficient. Before, students had to create a brand-new account every time they wanted to take a course on a different Teachable-powered school, which was frustrating and time-consuming (and confused password manager tools).
The solution to that problem is myTeachable accounts, which make it easy to enroll in any myTeachable-enabled school with just one or two clicks. If you already have a myTeachable account, that’s all you’ll need to continue on a myTeachable-enabled school: no new accounts necessary. You can enroll in as many courses as you like, and be able to access them all from your central dashboard at my.teachable.com.
Understanding myTeachable-Enabled Schools
If you’re a student on several courses across multiple Teachable-powered schools, you may have noticed that some allow you to use your myTeachable account, while others require you to create a new account usable on their school only. This is the case because enabling myTeachable account logins for school users is up to the discretion of each individual school owner.
School owners can choose to enable myTeachable for their users at any time, so don’t be surprised if you log in one day and are asked to continue with your myTeachable account (picture below) when previously it was not enabled on that school. As long as the school account and myTeachable account use the same email address, you should be automatically recognized.
Creating a myTeachable Student Account
If you don’t currently have a myTeachable account, there are three basic ways to get one:
Option A: Enroll as a new student on a myTeachable-enabled school. You’ll automatically start out with a myTeachable account when you sign up for that school.
Option B: Log in as normal on a school you’re already enrolled in that has recently enabled myTeachable. You’ll go through a short process like this, where you’ll log into the school as you normally do:
Then you’ll see a pop-up modal like this:
When you click Create a myTeachable Account, your previous account will be automatically converted into a myTeachable account, with no extra effort on your part.
NOTE: If you had already created a myTeachable account under a different email address, you can click I have an existing myTeachable Account to log in with that one.
Option C: Sign up for an account directly by going to my.teachable.com. Simply follow this link and you'll be taken straight to the page where you can sign up for an account.