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Introducing the New AWS Educate Educator Portal

The new AWS Educate release is here to help teachers better integrate cloud technology into their curriculum with new content, tools, and professional development.

Take a look at some of the new features now available in the AWS Educate Educator portal:

  • Get Content: The “Get Content” section of the site allows you to collect, curate, and download content specific to your classroom. Search for key assets and browse the wide variety of resources. Resources are pre -grouped into specialty areas like Software Development, Cloud Architecture, and Big Data and Analytics. Save the content you want into custom course collections and download into formats compatible with most Learning Management Systems (LMS).
  • Tools and Credits: In the “Tools and Credits” section, you can request AWS Promotional Credits for your class as either a promotional code that you manage in your account or as individual codes for students. This includes an automated educator central code to request AWS Credits for every student in your class, regardless of whether they have already requested their individual code. If you need more AWS Credits – for GPU-intensive coursework, for example – you can create a special request. Also, encourage your class to enroll in AWS Educate individually via automated signup through a Learning Tools Interoperability integration with your LMS. You can use those credits to try out new services and facilitate classroom projects. This section is loaded with additional tools. For instance, you can also browse and download sample scripts, public datasets, Amazon CloudFront templates, and learn about Amazon Machine Images to integrate into your course.
  • Professional Development: Check out the “Professional Development” area to boost your AWS Cloud knowledge. Discover the online AWS Essentials class – a no-cost AWS training option – and explore discounted AWS certifications exclusively available to AWS Educate members. You can also experience AWS Educate from the student side by logging in and exploring cloud career pathways.

We hope you find the Educator Portal helpful as you build or manage your class. Get started today by logging into your account or by signing up at www.awseducate.com.