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Can You Have Multiple Skillshare Accounts?

Can You Have Multiple Skillshare Accounts?

Skillshare is an online learning platform with pre-recorded or live-stream videos, each representing a course of a class.

The platform has millions of users, with some being learners/students and others being teachers posting their free classes on Skillshare. But can any of these users have multiple Skillshare accounts?

In this article, we will answer that question and then move on to exploring the potential ways people can have multiple accounts on Skillshare if that is indeed possible for skillshare classes.

Can You Have Multiple Skillshare Accounts?

The answer to this is both yes and no.

As a platform that works on a subscription basis, for the most part, Skillshare requires users to sign up using their personal information and card details.

Even though Skillshare offers a 7-day free trial, in the beginning, it still asks for a credit card which will be charged once your free trial ends.

However, that does not mean you can’t have multiple accounts if you have more than one credit card and email.

This is especially useful when you want to keep getting the free 7-day trial using different email addresses and credit cards.

Yes, it does sound scummy, but many people do that when they want to avoid paying for an unlimited access subscription.

Just don’t forget to cancel your subscription before the trial ends each time you sign up with one of your email addresses!

Can You Have Multiple Skillshare Accounts At The Same Time?

This is when the answer turns into a no for free courses.

Skillshare has some strict guidelines that make it impossible for you to have more than one account registered with the platform at the same time.

Every time you sign up for an account, your personal information is stored in the platform’s database, so having duplicate information simply won’t work.

But, can’t I create a second account using a nickname or a fake name? No, you can’t.

Once again, Skillshare has some specific policies and guidelines for its users when you have an annual premium membership, which sum up in the following three things: be yourself, be honest, and be respectful.

Being respectful refers to how you interact with others and what kind of content you share, so it’s not applicable in this case.

However, when it comes to being yourself and being honest, what these two things refer to are your profile information, your identity, and the content you share.

To put it simply, you need to have your real name and personal details on your Skillshare profile, have only one profile, and share only true information that is also produced by yourself or by people whose authorization you got.

Can You Have Multiple Skillshare Accounts As A Teacher?

Can You Have Multiple Skillshare Accounts As A Teacher?

Things are a bit different for the Skillshare instructors. Deciding to teach on Skillshare comes with greater responsibility and the process of identification is more rigorous.

When you are a part of the Skillshare teachers community, most of the time you’ll have to verify your identity before you start uploading your videos.

That is why you will most probably receive an email from identity.verification@skillshare.com asking for verification.

This means that when you are using Skillshare as a teacher, you cannot have more than one account.

Moreover, as with a student account, you need to be very careful with the personal details you will submit as they need to be 100% true and accurate.

You also need to have a real profile photo with your face or the logo of your organization if you are signed up as a member of your company on Skillshare.

Can You Share Your Skillshare Account With Other People?

If you and your friend decide to create a skillshare premium membership and pay for one account that you will both use, that is possible, but with some limitations.

First of all, you will have to add either person’s real information and credit card details.

Secondly, you will have to log in to your shared account one at a time, as being logged in at the same time from different devices doesn’t work.

However, if you are both signed up on Skillshare with each one of you using their personal account, you can always join a class and attend it together through the ‘Share’ option that’s under all video online courses.

This way, you can join at the same time and then talk about the class and what you learned, whether you liked it or not, or simply move on to watching more videos.

Skillshare For Teams

Now that we’ve established that having multiple Skillshare accounts is not possible unless you are an individual who signs up and deletes their accounts, again and again, using different email addresses and credit cards, let’s see how you can use Skillshare for Teams.

While you could still create one account and share the login credentials with multiple people, each one of you would have to sign in at a different time in order to use Skillshare courses.

That is why, in the case of big organizations or even a family wishing to use Skillshare, it’s best to use Skillshare for Teams.

Skillshare for teams is an offer by Skillshare whereby one person creates a Skillshare account and functions as a team administration page providing multiple ‘seats’ to other people who can join their Skillshare team using their personal or work email addresses.

This is a very flexible package offered by the platform as the administrator can easily use the same ‘seat’ and give it, for example, to a new employee when the old one leaves without having to pay anything extra.

Moreover, all seats are billed annually, so you can pay once and grant admin access to your company employees to Skillshare all year long.

The Bottom Line

Skillshare is a great online learning platform, so if you decide to use it, you’re probably not one of those people who want to scam others or upload offensive and false content while using a skillshare membership.

While you can delete your old account and sign up with a new email address and create a new profile, having multiple accounts at the same time is impossible, especially when you are a teacher.

However, you can use Skillshare for Teams, which is the best and most flexible option, or use the same account with other people so long as you log in at different times.