Student Guide: Accessing Skillshare

Your professor may ask you to access content on Skillshare as part of your coursework. This guide will help you understand how to set up and access your Skillshare account. Please note that all student Skillshare accounts issued by Emerson are active for only the duration of the semester for which they were issued.

Complete the registration process as a new user of Skillshare

The steps below are for students who do not already have personal Skillshare accounts. If you have a personal Skillshare account already, see Merging your Personal Skillshare account with your Emerson-issued account

      1. You’ll receive an email from hello@skillshare.com with the subject line “Welcome to Skillshare for Emerson College : Activate Your Team Account”. Open this email and click Activate Your Account.
      2. A new window will appear and load a page on Skillshare’s website from which you can finish setting up your account. Enter your first and last name, then set a password.
      3. Click Claim Your Membership. You’re now ready to use your Skillshare account.

Merging your personal Skillshare account with your Emerson-issued account

Your personal Skillshare account uses a personal email address

You’ll need to change the email address on your personal Skillshare account to your emerson.edu email. Keep in mind that this needs to be done before you receive an invitation to join Emerson’s Skillshare license. Prior to invitations being sent out, your professor should have given you advanced notice to change your email address on your account. 

When you receive your invitation to join Skillshare, follow this guidance to complete the registration of your account. 

Your personal Skillshare account uses your emerson.edu email address

You’ll receive an email from hello@skillshare.com with the subject line “Welcome to Skillshare for Emerson College : Activate Your Team Account”. Open this email and click Activate Your Account. In the page that opens, next to “Already have a Skillshare membership under this email address?” click Log in:

Screenshot of Skillshare email showing how to join with an existing account as explained on page.

On the next page, log into your personal Skillshare account, which should now be under your emerson.edu email address. 

What happens after merging my accounts?

When you have completed the steps above to merge a personal Skillshare account with an Emerson-issued account, your personal account learning history/activity will be available and billing on your payment method will be paused for the duration of your Emerson-issued account. When access to your Emerson-issued account ends, your personal Skillshare account/subscription will become reactivated automatically. 

Accessing Skillshare

Once you have completed the registration process, you can access your account by logging in at https://www.skillshare.com/login. You can also access on a mobile device by downloading the Skillshare app (available for iOS and Android devices). 

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