In this article, you will learn

  • What an authoring account is

  • Who an authoring account is for

  • How to create an authoring account

What is an authoring account, and who is it for? 

An authoring account is necessary to write and design projects, which then become available to publish and deliver through various methods. Instructors and students do not need authoring accounts. Instructors will build courses through their LMS, and students will interact with that course either through institutions or as independent learners.

Authors are those who write, assemble, review, and create the projects that will be used to create course materials by instructors, students, and independents.

How to create an authoring account

  1. Begin at

  2. Click “Authoring Sign In” and follow the prompts to create an account.

  1. Fill out the prompt box with your first name, last name, a password, and confirm password.

  2. Check your email to confirm your account.

Note: If you don’t see an email, check your Spam/Junk folders.

Signing in with Google and Github

Authors have the option to create accounts linked through Google or Github.


  1. On the prompt box, select “Sign in with Google”.

  2. The page will reroute you to a Google sign-in page. Select your desired account to be linked.

  3. This enables you to now log into authoring with your google account.


  1. On the prompt box, select “Sign in with Github”

  2. The following screen will appear.

  1. Select “Authorize Simon-Initiative”.

  2. This now enables you to log in with your Github account.