Although it's not required, we suggest that students sign into a Desmos account before accessing a Desmos activity at student.desmos.com. When students sign in, they'll have the option to resume and view their work after leaving the activity.
Students can still participate in an activity without signing into their Desmos accounts but will not be able to resume their progress after they leave.
Creating a Free Student Account
Students need an activity link or invitation code to create an account.
To make a student account for Desmos Classroom,
- Students should click on the class invite code or join code first. It will automatically bring them to student.desmos.com with the code auto-populated.
- They need to click the blue 'join' button before they will see a prompt to create an account.
- After they click 'join,' they will see this dialogue box.
- They should then click the blue 'create account' link here.
Desmos Classroom Accounts are separate from Desmos Calculator Tools accounts. If students are new to Desmos and use both products, they will need to create two new accounts. The same username and password can be used for both accounts. Learn more about creating free a free Desmos Calculator Tools Account.
Accessing Previous Activities
If students are logged in when they visit student.desmos.com, they will see up to ten previous activities along with a link to View More. Clicking on an activity takes them back to resume their work.
Logged-in students can also see if their teacher has left any new written feedback on previous activities.
Note that teachers may have chosen to activate Activity Permissions - students awaiting approval will be able to participate in all activities, but social features (like seeing other student responses) will be hidden until a teacher or co-teacher grants permissions.
Student Data and Privacy
The privacy of personally identifiable student information is very important to us. Please see our Student Data Pledge for details and information about our privacy policies.
We also have data privacy agreements with school districts across several states and are happy to work with your school to get an agreement in place. Please email us at email@example.com for more information.