While the Cloud9 education plan doesn’t provide extra premium resources, it does allow teachers and instructors to get their students onto Cloud9 quickly and without the need for a credit card. Read on for details.
For the initial explanation of the Education Plan, see the Cloud9 for Education blog post.
Who is this plan for?
Users teaching online courses, summer camps, high schools, elementary schools, and trainings.
What are the main advantages of this plan?
- $1 per month charge, no matter how many students you have
- Students that are invited to your team will not be required to provide a credit card upon signup
- Upon signup, students are a member of your education team, while keeping their own individual free account
How can I add students to my team?
https://c9.io/team/<yourteamname>/manage and then add your students by their email address.
I have lots of students. How can I add them faster?
Students must be added using the form on the page mentioned above. If you’d like to speed up the process, you may add other teachers or teaching assistants as admins to the team and then they can also invite students.
I already have a pro individual account. How can I have both?
With the Education plan being a type of team plan, it will stand separate from your individual plan, so you won’t “upgrade” or “downgrade” any other plan to get it (unless of course you choose to).
With the education plan, will my students need a credit card to signup?
No. You will enter their email address into the team member invite page and then they’ll be sent a link where they can join Cloud9 without a credit card.
Is there a limit on how many students I can add?
No. You can add as many students to your team as you’d like to.
What if I have X number of students, how much will I be charged?
Only $1 per month. We’re serious. You can add as many students as you’d like.
Can I pay on a yearly basis?
Team plans, including the education plan, are all charged on a monthly basis and only on a monthly basis.
What happens to my students after the class is over?
If you cancel your plan or remove students from your team, their individual accounts will remain intact. For this reason, it’s important for students to note the options for workspace ownership when going through the workspace creation process.
If the workspace is something that will be used after the class is over, the student will want to choose themselves as the workspace owner. If the workspace will only be used while the student is a member of your Cloud9 team plan, the student will want to choose your team as the workspace owner. By default, the team is the owner of the workspace.
Where is the university plan? Does this replace it?
Yes. We’ve replaced the former University plan and the former School plan with this Education plan.