Educational Resources

Educational License, Course Support, and more

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Written by Patrick Chopson
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Hundreds of universities in 25+ countries around the world are using cove.tool! Check out what our platform offers current students and educators below.

Educational License

As part of our mission to fight climate change and equip the masses with the tools and know-how to build better buildings, cove.tool’s education program is 100% free to students and faculty. Whether your program is an accredited department of Architecture or not, the cove.tool suite of tools can become an integral part of your design studio instruction and can be leveraged to enrich your support courses in building performance and technologies.

To get started, all you need to do is complete this educational license form and renew it per semester. Once you are approved, you'll receive an activation email to create an account.

NOTE: Approvals typically take 1-3 business days since we have to verify manually.

Annual Renewal Process

After one year, students and educators will be required to renew their accounts. For individual students, renewal is done annually by emailing us a photo(copy) of your school ID from your “.edu”. Of course, this license is for academic work only. See the terms and agreement at the bottom of the educational license form for more information. If you use your academic license for commercial work, your account will be suspended and your projects deleted. If you are a returning student, you will NOT need to activate again. After approval, you are all set!

Educators who intend to use cove.tool for a course(s) can start a university account by applying for a license. After approval, we request that educators send an email to [email protected], that includes the Institution's name, and a class list with students: First Name, Last Name, and University Email Address (ex. This will waive the initial form requirement by individual students, and immediately enroll any student and grant university access. A temporary password will be sent back to the professor on the classes' behalf. Students can change this temporary password by clicking on "forgot password" at the login page ( When prompted please use the same university .edu email. International schools with complex enrollment structures should clarify any unique requirements before setting up their institution accounts.

If you signed up for an account and have not received an activation email, please check your junk mail and contact your IT support to whitelist the domain (and/or If IT support requires security documentation to whitelist the app, direct them to this link (section 5. Security and Privacy).

Getting Started Resources

No one is a pro, so we have created the Help Center that contains articles, video tutorials, a glossary, and an extensive FAQ catalog. We have included everything we think you need in order to start your journey with cove.tool. Also because of the high volume of commercial users we see on the app daily, cove.tool does not provide live support for students. Instead, we recommend searching the many existing resources below.

  1. Help Center Glossary - See what articles & tutorials are available

  2. App Store - Choose your plugin of choice then download the plugin, watch the training videos, and find troubleshooting tips.

  3. Watch a Webinar - 99% of questions are answered in a 1-hour tool demo

  4. Blog Page - find unique posts and real-world case studies

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