As an Administrator, you can perform many actions, including managing platform details, allocating premium access to teachers, inviting other users to be administrators and/or teachers in this organization, and archiving teachers.


Once your organization has purchased SmartMusic, you need to create a SmartMusic account and connect it to your organization through the email invite you received.


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Step 1: open the email invite.


If you are the designated SmartMusic platform owner, the email has the subject line Your SmartMusic platform is ready. If you are not the SmartMusic platform owner, but have been invited as an administrator, you receive a Connect to your SmartMusic organization as Admin email. Either way, take the same steps to create your account and connect.  


Open the email invite from your email inbox. If you did not receive an email invite, please check out this article for help.




If this is your first time using the new SmartMusic, click CONNECT AS ADMIN to create your account and connect it to your organization in the role of Administrator. If you have already created an account in the new SmartMusic, click CONNECT AS ADMIN to log into that account and connect it to your organization in the role of Administrator (you can then skip to Step 5). Please note that this is an entirely new platform, and your Classic SmartMusic account does not carry over. Click here for more information.



Step 2: create your new SmartMusic account.


After you click CONNECT AS ADMIN, the Create Your SmartMusic Account page appears, asking you to verify that you are 13 or older (in accordance with the COPPA rule). Answer the age verification question and click Next.




The SmartMusic Terms of Service agreement appears. After you are finished reading the Terms of Service agreement, indicate whether or not you accept the terms of service and click Next.  




The Sign Up For Your SmartMusic Account page appears. Fill out your account profile information. All required fields have a red asterisk (*) next to them. Please note that you must create an account using the same email address you received an organization invite from in order to connect to your organization. Click Next when you are finished.




The SmartMusic application Home page appears.



Step 3: invite others to connect as administrators.


If there are multiple people in your organization that need to be able to manage platform details, allocate premium access to teachers, and invite other users to be administrators and/or teachers at this organization, click Administrators. The Manage Administrators page appears. This page allows you to invite new Administrators, view information on current Administrators, and view any pending Administrator invites. Click the Invite New Administrator button. 




The Invite User To Connect As An Administrator page appears. Enter the email address of the new Administrator and click the Invite Administrator button. 




The new Administrator receives a Connect to your SmartMusic organization email invitation to connect to the organization as an Admin. They will need to follow Steps 1-4 to connect and set up their account, if needed. As an Administrator, you can view the status of an invite at any time in the Manage Administrators page under Pending Administrator Invites. You can also resend or cancel a pending invite by clicking Resend




Once the new Administrator has accepted the invite, their information appears in the Manage Administrators page. 



Step 4: make yourself a teacher or invite others to connect as a teacher.


If you are both a teacher and an administrator, you need to make yourself a teacher next. You can also invite others to connect to your organization as teachers.


To make yourself or another Administrator a teacher, click Administrators. The Manage Administrators page appears. This page provides information on the current Administrators in your organization and whether or not they are a teacher. Click Make Teacher to give them the ability to create a class and assignments. 




A confirmation message appears. Choose TEACH Free to give the teacher limited access to SmartMusic's catalog. Choose TEACH to give the teacher full access to SmartMusic's catalog. 




To view the current teachers in your organization, or to invite a teacher to the organization that does not need to be an Administrator, click Teachers. The Manage Teachers page appears. This page provides information on the total number of seats that your organization has and how many are currently in use. Click the Invite New Teacher button.




The Invite User To Connect As A Teacher page appears. Enter the teacher's email address, select either TEACH Free or TEACH, and click Invite Teacher.




The teacher receives a Connect to your SmartMusic organization email invitation and will need to follow the steps in this article to complete their account setup. 


Once you or another teacher has set up their account, create a class by following the instructions in our Creating a class article.