With that in mind, we recommend setting up your students' accounts using this method:
Register a Gmail account
First set up a "master Gmail" account for yourself with Gmail. This email account is important because you will receive emails here on behalf of your student accounts. This is the only "link" you have with your students accounts. Your Animoto account is not actually linked to your student's Animoto accounts in any way, however you can receive emails on behalf of their accounts: notifications when videos are complete, password reset notifications, etc. In that way you can see what videos they've completed and keep an eye on their activity. This is only possible if the accounts are set up as derivatives of your master email address.
All email addresses with emailaddress+(number)@gmail.com - are routed to the original "master" Gmail address. Gmail ignores any letters and numbers you add after a + sign and sends all emails to the one account while our system thinks each is a unique email.
Just as you set up an account for yourself with Animoto, you will similarly set up accounts for your students. Students will have a legitimate Animoto account registered to a derivative (email address +firstname.lastname@example.org) of your "master" Gmail address.
For example, if you registered email@example.com at Gmail, you'd register the following e-mail addresses at Animoto:
After you register the student accounts (one at a time) you will also want to enter your educator promo code in the promo code box on the Account Profile page. This promo code gives the student 6 months of Plus use. Enter the promo code in each of the students accounts. Without the promo code entered in the students account, the account will remain at a Lite subscription status.
All activity at our website under these accounts will be sent to your original, derivative e-mail (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org). This way, you'll be able to give each student a unique Animoto account, while also being able to monitor their account's activity.