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Accounts and Subscriptions

Open Syllabus Analytics accounts are available to anyone in or involved with secondary or higher education. You can start by signing up for a free 30-day trial account.

Longer-term access requires an Organizational Account, which is the basis for a subscription. Organizational Accounts come with a number of ‘seats’ that can be distributed via a sign-up link to colleagues, staff, instructors, or others involved in secondary or higher education.

For colleges and universities, Open Syllabus will also support SSO (single sign-on) access. To learn more about these options, contact us at .

Analytics does not support individual subscriptions.

How to create a free 30-day Personal Trial Account

Click ‘Create your Analytics account,’ then fill out and submit the short form. That will trigger a verification email to your address. Click it to confirm your request for an account.

We will approve your account if it comes from a school email address or other organization connected with secondary or higher education. (Analytics accounts are not available to members of the general public). You will receive an email to confirm the approval. Once you do, you can log in and enjoy Analytics.

That’s it! Your account is active for the next 30 days.

How to continue after 30 days

If you want to continue to use Analytics beyond 30 days, you’ll need to create or sign up via an existing Organizational Account. Analytics does not have individual subscriptions beyond the 30 day trial. Here’s how to do that:

If you want to subscribe to Analytics on behalf of your school or organization, log in and click the Account button on the upper right. From the tabs on the left, select My Organization. Then fill out and submit the form on the right. You will need to select an organizational type, which determines the base pricing and number of seats associated with the account. Click to submit it for review.

If you have questions or don’t see an account type that suits your needs, write us at

When we approve your Organizational Account, you will be notified by email. When you return to your Organizational Account page, you will have an opportunity to pay by credit card using Stripe. If you represent a library subscribing via Lyrasis or would prefer to pay by other means, write us at If your school or organization already has an account, we will flag that during the approval process and notify you.

Your Organizational Account will be activated when we confirm payment. At that point, you are the ‘owner’ of the account and can invite colleagues to join via a unique sign-up link or add them manually. You can also add other owners who can manage the account. Analytics will accept sign-ups up to the number of available seats.

What are the Organizational Account Types?

Analytics pricing varies by organizational type and size in order to make it affordable to many different kinds of schools and organizations. You can see the account types and their base pricing here.

Base pricing can be modified for a number of reasons: more seats, consortial arrangements, discounts for two-year schools, schools in middle and low income countries, and potentially other circumstances. If you don’t see a good match for your organization, write us at