Can educator collaborate with non-education teams?

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Hi @Ryan_Waller ,
You can invite students, educators, and other collaborators to your team at any time.

New team members have seven days to verify their email address and education status. This makes it easier for newcomers to start participating and also allows you to add temporary guests or speakers.

After seven days, Figma will restrict their access to the team. To get access to those files or projects again, they can verify their education status here.

For more information, you can check our Help Center article: Verify education status.

OK so we can’t collabroate with someone from outside the class (a non-education member)?

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Yes, our Education Plan only works for Files within a Team that’s been upgraded to an Education Team. Note that anyone you invite with edit access to your team will need to verify their email and Education status . You can find instruction in the previous link I sent. :slight_smile:

@Celine_Figma is it possible to work on a specific file with a non-education account (e.g. with a file link), or do the same restrictions apply?

Hi @Lionel_Asshauer,
Yes, it is the same restriction. There is not a way to allow non-students free access to features on an Education plan. All of our plans are specific to the team, so it wouldn’t matter that they are already paying for Figma elsewhere (for instance).

If the non-students only need to view and leave comments on the files, they can do this is as a viewer.
If they’ll need to edit the file, the student will have to move the file outside of the Education plan team to allow non-students the ability to edit. Hope this clarify your question!

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Yes thank you for the quick reply!

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Happy to help! :slightly_smiling_face: