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Why does the free education version require a telephone number from students?

brent_carlinbrent_carlin Member Posts: 3 EDU
Why does the free education version require a telephone number from students when registering for an account? I am a teacher and (due to data protection) this concerns management at my school.


  • john_rousseaujohn_rousseau Member, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 261
    Hi @brent_carlin. This is something we are fixing. We don't want these phone numbers any more that you and your students want to provide them.

    There are currently two different EDU signup paths. If you go though https://www.onshape.com/products/education, you will not need to provide a phone number. We have a project underway to make these paths consistent.

    Thanks for your patience as we make this better.
    John Rousseau / Director, Technical Operations / Onshape Inc.
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