• A LearningMedia account is required in order to access the LearningMedia administrative section and manage content. 
  • PBS LearningMedia site admins can click here to learn how to set up accounts for your staff.

How to create an account

Figure 1

  • Click Create a free account (Figure 2).

Figure 2

How to create a PBS Account

  • After you have clicked Create a free account, in the New to LearningMedia? section, click Sign Up (Figure 1).

Figure 1

  • Type your first and last name and type your email address in both email address textboxes. Type a password that contains 8-90 characters and contains a mix of letters and numbers. Type the password again in the Password Confirmation textbox (Figure 2.1). View tips on creating a strong password
  • In the Zipcode textbox, type the 5 digit zip code that represents the area to which you want to localize (Figure 2.2). This determines which local PBS LearningMedia site surfaces upon login. If no local site is available for the zip code you entered you will be directed to the national site. If you are outside of the United States, leave this field blank.
  • Click the checkbox indicating that you have read and understand the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (Figure 2.3).
  • Click Register (Figure 2.4).
  • Click the Keep me logged in checkbox if you want PBS LearningMedia to keep you logged in to the site (Figure 2.5).

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  • Review your account information. The fields you entered on the initial registration screen are pre-populated. 
  • The number of schools associated with the zip code you entered appears in the School ZIP Code section (Figure 3.1).
  • Select information about your school (Figure 3.2):
    • Click the Select a school dropdown menu and click the school with which you want to associate yourself.
    • Click the Role dropdown menu and click the role that best describes how you will use PBS LearningMedia. Some user roles have associated fields that appear after selection; click the applicable options. 
    • Click the checkboxes next to the subjects that pertain to your role.
  • Click Submit (Figure 3.3).

* If you have a promo code, click the Promo Code link then type it in the textbox provided. 

Figure 3

  • You are signed in to the site and can access your profile information at any time by hovering over your name in the upper right corner and clicking Profile (Figure 4.1). 
  • Your profile information appears. To edit any of the fields in your profile, click Update next to the section you wish to edit (Figure 4.2).
  • To change your password, click Change Password (Figure 4.3).
  • If your profile information is correct and no modifications are necessary, you can:
    • hover over the PBS LearningMedia logo in the upper left corner to go the PBS LearningMedia homepage (Figure 4.4).
    • hover over your station logo to change stations or view teacher events and other station focused material (Figure 4.5).
    • use the available features to browse the PBS LearningMedia website or type search criteria into the search textbox and begin searching content (Figure 4.6).

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How to create a strong password

A strong password:

  • Is at least eight characters long.

  • Does not contain your user name, real name, or company name.

  • Does not contain a complete word.

  • Is significantly different from previous passwords.

  • Contains characters including:

    • Uppercase letters: A, B, C
    • Lowercase letters: a, b, c
    • Numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 
    • Keyboard symbols:  ' ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = { } [ ] | \ : ; " ' < > , . ? / 

A password might meet all the criteria above and still be a weak password. For example, Hello2U! meets all the criteria for a strong password listed above, but is still weak because it contains a complete word. H3ll0 2 U! is a stronger alternative because it replaces some of the letters in the complete word with numbers and also includes spaces.

Help yourself remember your strong password by following these tips:

  • Create an acronym from an easy-to-remember piece of information. For example, pick a phrase that is meaningful to you, such as I love winter. Using that phrase as your guide, you might use 1l0v3w1nT3r for your password.

  • Substitute numbers and symbols for letters and words in an easy-to-remember phrase.

If you feel you must write down your password in order to remember it, make sure you don't label it as your password, and keep it in a safe place.