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        PBS LearningMedia is intended for use by both educators and students. Creating an educator account is different from creating a student account. This section demonstrates how to create an educator user account. Students can click here to learn how to set up an account.


        How to create a PBS educator account

        Creating a PBS account opens up full access to our free basic digital media service which means you can browse content, favorite resources, and surface content from your local service. 

        This section demonstrates how to create a user account.

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        • - Click Sign Up (Figure 2).

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        • - Type your first name, last name, and email address into the textboxes provided (Figure 3.1).  Type your email address again to confirm.
        • - In the Password textbox, type your password (Figure 3.2).  Type the same password in the Password Confirmation textbox.  Your password must be between 8-90 characters.  Provide a combination of numbers and letters to increase the security of your password.
        • - Type the ZIP code that represents the area to which you want to localize (Figure 3.3).  This  determines the local PBS LearningMedia site that will surface upon login.  If no local site is available for the zip code you entered you will be directed to the national site.  The national site offers all of the same rich content but does not surface content that is specific to a local station.
        • - Click the checkbox which states you have read and understand the privacy policy and terms of use (Figure 3.4).
        • - Click Register (Figure 3.5).
        • - You have the option of clicking the Keep me logged in checkbox so PBS LearningMedia will retain your login information every time you come to the site (Figure 3.6).

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        • - After clicking Register, you are directed to a page instructing you to check the email account you specified when you registered and look for an email from PBS (Figure 4). Be sure to check your spam or junk folder.

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        • - Go to your inbox and open the email from PBS (Figure 5).

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        • - Click the link that is in the email message (Figure 6).

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        • - A new browser tab opens and you are directed to a page that has a Return to Login link. DO NOT CLICK THAT LINK. Rather, simply close the tab and click the tab that contains the page you were on when you were registering your account (Figure 7).

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        • - On the Email Verification page, click continue your login (Figure 8).

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        • - You are directed to the login page where you can log in with the email address and password that you specified when registering your account (Figure 9).

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        • - The station to which you localized appears in the banner section (Figure 10.1).
        • - Your profile information appears with specific fields auto-populated. Next to the School ZIP code textbox you can see a count of how many schools are available in that area (Figure 10.2).
        • - Click the Select a School dropdown menu to choose from a list of schools in the area of the ZIP code you entered.  If no schools appear, you can click the Can't find your school? link and fill out the form requesting that a school be added (Figure 10.3).  * The list of schools is provided by an outside vendor and we cannot guarantee all schools will be included immediately.
        • - Click the Role dropdown menu and click the role that best describes how you will be using PBS LearningMedia (Figure 10.4). *Users under 13 should be assigned Learner role.
        • - If you have been given a Promo code, click Promo Code? Click here to enter your code (Figure 10.5). What is a promo code?
        • - When you are finished, click Submit (Figure 10.6).

        What is a Promo code? Promo codes help PBS track the success of specific online campaigns designed to drive new registrations. One example, promo codes have been assigned to the PBS LearningMedia Teacher Core members to track new users who register through their connection with the Teacher Core.  These codes are available to new users only. 

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        How to edit your profile

        You can make changes to your profile at any time in the Profile section of PBS LearningMedia.

        • - Log in to www.PBSLearningMedia.org.
        • - In the top navigation menu, hover your mouse over Dashboard and click Profile (Figure 1).

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        • - Click the Update button (Figure 2.1) next to Personal information to update your:
        •      - First name
        •      - Last name
        •      - Email address
        •      - School Zip Code 
        • - Click the Update button (Figure 2.2) next to Professional information to update your:
        •      - Role
        •      - School
        • - You can also access the Change password functionality by clicking Change Password (Figure 2.3).

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        • - Make modifications to your profile (Figure 3.1).
        • - When you are finished, click Submit (Figure 3.2).

        * In the example below we are changing the school.

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        • - Your profile edits appear and your account setup is complete (Figure 4).

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        How to select a station

        You can select any participating local station in the United States. You also have the option to view the national PBS LearningMedia site which is not tied to a local station.

        Selecting a local stations gives you access to local station information such as upcoming events, social media, blogs, and other local content that may be of interest to you.

        It should be noted that there is currently no way to choose a different station after making your initial choice. The only way to select a different station is to clear the history in your browser, go to www.pbslearningmedia.org and click "change location."

        Keeping the station that is automatically assigned

        • - Go to www.PBSLearningMedia.org.
        • - If coming to the site for the first time, your local station is automatically selected according to your IP address. You will see an option to confirm the station that was selected or change your local station. Click confirm to keep the station that was selected (Figure 1).

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        How to select a different station

        • - When the prompt appears asking you to confirm the current station or select a different station, click change location (Figure 1).

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        • - In the textbox under Please enter your zip code, type the 5-digit zip code of the location you wish to choose (Figure 2.1).
        • - When finished, click Confirm My Zip Code (Figure 2.2).

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        • - The site for the location you have chosen appears and local content can be found in the areas highlighted in red below (Figure 3).

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        How to change your password

        • - Log in to www.PBSLearningMedia.org.
        • - In the top navigation menu, hover your mouse over Dashboard and click Profile (Figure 1).

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        • - Click Change Password (Figure 2).

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        • - Type your old password in the first textbox (Figure 3.1), then type your new password in the next two textboxes (Figure 3.2)
        • - Click Submit to save your changes or Cancel to back out of the process (Figure 3.3).

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        • - The next time you log in to www.pbslearningmedia.org you must use your new password.

        Forgot your password?

        • - From the login screen, click I forgot my password (Figure 1).

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        • - In the Email textbox, type the email address that is associated with your PBS LearningMedia account (Figure 2.1).
        • - Click Submit to complete the process or click Cancel and return to login if you suddenly remembered your password (yay!) and no longer need to submit the form (Figure 2.2).

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        • - A message confirming that your password has been sent to the email address appears. Click Close (Figure 3).

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        • - Open your email inbox and click the link provided in the body of the email sent from PBS (Figure 4).

        * If you do not see the email in your inbox, check your spam folder.

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        • - In the New password textbox, type a new password that contains between 8-90 characters. Include numbers and capital letters to increase the security of your password. In the New password confirmation textbox, type the same password again (Figure 5.1).
        • - Click Reset (Figure 5.2).

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        • - Click the X in the browser tab to close the user profile window and return to the PBS LearningMedia website where you can log in to the site with your new password (Figure 6).

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        Creating student accounts

        As a teacher, you do not need to create accounts for your students.  It's easy and safe for students to create their own accounts with our simple student registration process.

        To create a student account, students should go to http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/student/signup and follow the steps listed. For step by step instructions, go to the student help page.

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