Create An Account

You can sign up for an account at using the code StartNow.

Detailed instructions are below.
Step 1. Go to and create an account.

  • Click on Login

  • Click on Create an Account

  • Select I am a teacher then for school information you can either request your university or use our researcher school show in the image. Use the code FirstStep.

Step 2. Once you have created an account you want to turn on some features that are typically off for teachers. 

Click on Preferences and follow the images. Each selection is described below.

Important Teacher Settings
For some of the teacher settings it should not matter if you have them on or off a few of them do.
  • Do not Show Teacher in Student Reports, this is important to have off since you will want to go to your student tab and be a student and you will want to see yourself on the report. Many teachers turn this on because they do not want to see their name on the report with the students.
  • Show Google Classroom Share Icon, this is a neat way to deliver your content to students. If you are working with teachers who use Google Classroom you should use this. 

Builder Settings
  • Show attempt count option when creating your own problem set. This allows a researcher to change the attempt count. 
  • Show "Inputing Problem ID's" link, this allows you to build a problem set from a fresh start. 
  • Show "Using a Skill Builder Template" link, you will use this if you use variablized templates.
  • Show “Problems” link, This will allow you to see all the problems you have ever built.
  • Can add sections to problem sets. This will allow you to create a randomized controlled trial. This is the key feature you need to turn on to make an experiment.
  • Show advanced skill builder setting, anyone who builds variablized templates will need this feature to create the problem sets.
  • Show "Share Links" (Details page), this will allow you to distribute your content using ASSISTments Direct.
  • Create only textbook problems, If you are using the build your own problems link you can make things quicker for creating textbook problems.
  • Show External Problem Types, When you build these will be available if you wantt o add an external problem type.
  • Show Variablized Problem Types Option, This allows you to create variablized problems.