Soundtrap for Education Offers Extended Trials to Support Schools

COVID-19 has changed the education landscape, causing many schools to close in an effort to keep students, families, and communities safe and healthy. School closures have resulted in a widespread transition to distance learning, which has tasked many administrators and educators with finding creative ways to keep students engaged and achieving. The situation is rapidly evolving each day, with more and more school leaders making difficult decisions, and our goal at Soundtrap is to continue our support of teachers and learners by providing helpful resources and removing some of the uncertainty involved in planning for the next few months of schooling.

In response to current needs, we have decided to make Soundtrap for Education free, on an extended trial basis, for any school that signs up to try it with students this semester. Free access will apply to all schools that register for a trial account, including those that are not currently closed or directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Our team will work with educators to ensure access to our studio continues through the end of their semester.

Using Soundtrap, teachers and students can create, communicate, and collaborate to explore creative sound making through audio stories, music creation, podcasting, literacy training, and more. The cloud-based studio offers a safe learning environment that can be accessed via any device, at any time, from any location. 


Steps for Getting Started with Soundtrap in Distance Learning Situations

Step 1:  Create a free school trial account at www.soundtrap.com/edu 

  • Select ‘Start as a Teacher’ to set up your trial account
  • All new trial accounts will get free access to Soundtrap for Education until the end of the term/semester 
  • All trial accounts will be given 500 seats by default

Step 2: Invite others or roster students with one of the following methods:

  • Google Classroom integration, click here for instructions
  • Invite by group code, click here for instructions

Congratulations! You have registered your users on Soundtrap!

Step 3: Start incorporating Soundtrap into your classes! 

Step 4: The following are essential skills to review:

Step 5: Support and Community

*Need some inspiration? Share student examples to inspire your students and/or colleagues: 

**Technical Requirements – To be able to use Soundtrap effectively, students and teachers need a stable internet connection and a computer or tablet. Chrome OS, Windows, iOS and Android devices are all supported. The easiest way to access Soundtrap is through a web browser.

***The extended free trial is available to educational users registering for a new trial account for the first time. The extended trial period expires on 25 July 2020 or when your school semester ends, whichever is the latest. The default maximum seat capacity for each trial account is 500 seats. If you or your school or district require more seats during the extended trial period, please contact Soundtrap Support. Certain Learning Management Systems integrations may not be available within the trial account. Soundtrap may extend the free trial period in its sole discretion.

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