Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about using Tinkercad Classrooms.
- What are Tinkercad Classrooms?
- How does a teacher create a Tinkercad Class?
- How does a student join a Tinkercad Class?
- How can a teacher review their student’s designs?
- Do students need an account to use Tinkercad?
- As a teacher, can I edit the Class Code or student Nicknames?
- As a teacher, can I view and edit my student’s designs?
- Can a student browse the Gallery or make their designs public?
- I use Google Classrooms, can I use Tinkercad Classrooms with my Google login?
- How do I delete student data?
- What happens if a teacher’s account is deleted?
- Can I add a second teacher to administer my Tinkercad Class with me?
- How do we move student data into a proper account?
Tinkercad Classrooms allows teachers to quickly get students working in Tinkercad without the need to create accounts for students.
Note: If students already have Tinkercad accounts, their accounts will not be able to be added to the Classrooms you create. You may continue to use the account moderation at www.tinkercad.com/moderate.
A teacher must self-identify as a teacher to be able to create a Tinkercad Class. They may do this on sign up, or at www.tinkercad.com/teach.
Once your account is identified as a teacher, you will see a top navigation menu item called “Classes”, which you may click to navigate to your Classes page where you can create or find previously created Tinkercad Classes.
Create a Tinkercad Class:
- Click “Create new class”.
- Add a Class name, Age/Grade level, and Subject, then click “Create Class”.
Add students to your Tinkercad Class:
- Click “Add Students”.
- Add the student’s first and last name. You will see the student’s Nickname update as you enter the name. The Nickname is how the student will access their unique “Seat” in the Class. You may adjust the Nickname from the automatically created Nickname.
- Click “Save Changes” to add the student to the Class.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 for all students. There is a limit of 50 students per Class.
- Click "Back to class" to return to the Class roster.
Note: All students must have their own unique Nickname in a Class. Students will create and access any saved design when signing in with their Class Code and unique Nickname.
Display the Class Code:
- To display the Class Code, which Students will use to enter the Class, click “Class Code”. The Class link is also displayed.
The student can join a Tinkercad Class with both the Class Code and their unique Class Nickname the teacher created. That’s it! They can rejoin a class at home, school, or anywhere with the Class Code and Nickname!
UPDATE: To streamline students joining a Class, we've introduced a Class link, which teachers can share with their students. Then, at that Class link, the student only needs to enter their Nickname for access to the Class.
Note: Students should not enter their Class by clicking "Sign in". Students can use the steps below to enter their Class.
To join a Class with a Class link:
- Students can click the Class link given to them by the teacher who set the Class up.
- Students then enter their unique Nickname that the teacher has set up for them.
To join a Class with a Class code:
- Students click “Join Class” at Tinkercad.com.
- Students enter the Class code that the teacher has given. (Teacher: See section above to display the Class code in large format on your screen). Or write it on the chalkboard.
- Students each enter the unique nickname that teacher has created for them.
Students are already in! They can click “Create New Design” to start designing. They can repeat steps 1-3 to return to their Seat in the Class, to see the designs they have worked on.
The teacher can see who has joined the Classroom when the student’s name is clickable in the Class roster page. For example, below shows "John Doe” has previously joined the Class.
Click the student’s name to see their designs they have created.
Each student will need a Class Code generated by the Tinkercad Classroom system and a Nickname selected by you to enter into Tinkercad to confirm that they have approval from a teacher. You can make the Nicknames generic. For example you could use Student1, Student2, etc.
Yes. Teachers may regenerate their Class Codes and/or edit the Student Nicknames. You may choose to regenerate a Class Code on the “Student Login” page. Note that regenerating a Class Code invalidates the previous Class Code. Class Codes do not expire.
Teachers may also edit the student roster information. For example, editing a Student’s Nickname will update how a student must enter it when joining a Class.
In any case, the student’s data will remain, but they will need to be told about any updates to a Class Code and/or Nickname to be able to join again.
Yes. All Class and student data belonging to your Teacher account is viewable and editable when logged into your teacher account.
A student in a Tinkercad Class has limited privileges when it comes to interacting with the public Gallery. A student cannot make their design public, though their teacher can make it public for them if they need to make it accessible for others via the design’s properties. Also, a student cannot view or make a comment on a public design or search the Gallery for public designs. The Gallery is limited to the staff curated “Staff Favorites” for student accounts.
Teachers and students using Google sign on for Tinkercad should continue to use their current workflow with their Tinkercad accounts, logging in via Google sign on. We plan on further integrating Tinkercad Classrooms with Google Classrooms later.
For teachers who sign in with Google, but would like to onboard students using Tinkercad Classrooms, keep in mind that your students will not be logging into Tinkercad via Google sign on. Instead they will use the Class Code and Nickname to join your class.
The teacher may delete Classes, students, or individual designs.
For example, to delete a student, navigate to your Class roster. Check any students you want to delete. Then, click the “Select Action” dropdown and click “Delete Account”.
Note that deleting a Class will permanently delete all students and students’ data within that Class. Similarly, deleting student(s) will permanently delete all data owned by that student.
If a teacher delete’s their account, then all of their associated Classes, and student data within the Classes will be permanently deleted.
Adding a second teacher role to a Tinkercad Classroom is something we are exploring for a future release! As a workaround, teachers can make their student's designs public if they need to share them with other teachers.
Working in Tinkercad Classrooms, the student data is owned by the teacher. We will introduce a method for a teacher to help convert their student data into an Autodesk account.
If you requires additional information about Tinkercad Classrooms, please submit a ticket here.