Brilliant for Educators

Bring Brilliant into your in-person or remote classroom with our free Education plan. Access interactive lessons, problem solving, classroom tools, and more!

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Engaging, interactive learning

Learn deeply

From algebra to quantum physics, enjoy fun, guided explorations in thousands of interesting topics.

Problem solving

Improve critical thinking skills with mind-bending problems and puzzles.

Interactive lessons

Drag objects and manipulate variables to get to aha moments fast.

In-depth explanations

Master concepts with step-by-step explanations of key ideas and problem solving techniques.

Fun and challenging STEM lessons and problems

Explore the "why"

Have your students ever asked you why they need to learn something? Brilliant’s courses cultivate natural curiosity and guide learners to mastery through intuition, not formulas.

Learn by doing

Studies show that interactive problem solving is more effective than lectures. Brilliant will let your students explore and challenge them to think outside the box.

Inspire a love of learning

Brilliant creates a culture of learning around inquiry, curiosity, and openness to failure. Solve fascinating, challenging problems and sometimes fail trying.

60+ courses to choose from

Foundational Math

  • Logic
  • Logic II
  • Joy of Problem Solving
  • Mathematical Fundamentals
  • Number Theory
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Number Bases
  • Infinity
  • Algebra Fundamentals
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Complex Numbers
  • Geometry Fundamentals
  • Beautiful Geometry
  • Geometry I
  • Geometry II
  • 3D Geometry
  • Math History
  • Probability Fundamentals
  • Applied Probability
  • Perplexing Probability
  • Casino Probability
  • Random Variables & Distributions
  • Statistics Fundamentals
  • Contest Math I
  • Contest Math II
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • Knowledge and Uncertainty

Advanced Math

  • Calculus Fundamentals
  • Integral Calculus
  • Calculus in a Nutshell
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • Linear Algebra with Applications
  • Vector Calculus
  • Differential Equations I
  • Differential Equations II
  • Group Theory
  • Math for Quantitative Finance
  • Statistics I

Foundational Science

  • Scientific Thinking
  • Science Essentials
  • Physics of the Everyday
  • Waves and Light
  • Classical Mechanics
  • The Chemical Reaction
  • Knowledge and Uncertainty
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Advanced Science

  • Astrophysics
  • Gravitational Physics
  • Special Relativity
  • Solar Energy
  • Computational Biology
  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Objects

Foundational Computer Science

  • Computer Science Fundamentals
  • Algorithm Fundamentals
  • Programming with Python
  • Data Structures
  • Introduction to Neural Networks
  • Search Engines

Advanced Computer Science

  • Cryptocurrency
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Memory
  • Quantum Computing

How to get started

1

Apply to the program

Apply for an Education account by filling out our signup form. We’ll also ask you to complete a survey to assess your needs.

2

Create classes and assign content

Once verified and accepted, educators can choose up to 6 courses and unlimited Daily Challenges that each of their classes will have access to.

3

Invite your students

Invite your students and get started! Feel free to email educators@brilliant.org with any questions or feedback.

FAQs

Who is eligible?

To qualify for Brilliant for Educators you must:

  • Be an educator in an eligible classroom
  • Verify your education status (applying with your work email will help expedite the process)

Eligible online or in-person classrooms or education programs include:

  • K-12 schools
  • Accredited colleges and universities, post-graduate institutions, trade schools, polytechnics, or colleges
  • Online courses led by an instructor
  • Bootcamps, workshops, or coding academies

Brilliant does not provide free Brilliant for Educators for:

  • Self-directed education
  • Tutors and tutoring centers
  • Educational programs affiliated with organizations whose primary purpose is non-educational

Educator accounts are valid for two years. If you are still an educator at the end of the two years, you can reapply for educator status.

Can I test the program before applying?

Sure! Please send us an email to educators@brilliant.org and we will send you a temporary log-in to view all of our premium content and classroom tools. Our Program Guide also has great content on how the program works.

How do I apply?

You can apply here. To verify your Educator status, we’ll need to know some information about you. This includes the details of your program or learning environment. We will notify you via email to confirm whether your application was successful. Once verified, you can create classes, invite your students, and assign content.

Are there any restrictions on access to Premium content?

Brilliant for Educators provides you full access to all of our Premium content and classroom tools. Your students will have access up to 6 courses and Daily Challenges for free. You can add, remove, and change courses as much as you’d like throughout the year.

I have multiple classrooms I’d like access for. Can I do that?

You can create up to 8 classes for your enrolled students, with up to 50 students in each class. Each class can have different courses, and students can be in multiple classes.

Is Brilliant content aligned with any state or federal learning standards?

While we have relevant content across most levels and topics in math, science, and computer science, Brilliant courses don’t align perfectly with any standardized curriculum or learning standards. We are focused on leading students to do, understand, and be captivated and inspired by STEM, rather than teaching to a particular test. You can view all of our courses here and click “Read more” on any course page to see all of the topics covered.

Will I be able to monitor my students’ activity?

You’ll be able to see if your students have started, finished, or are still working on each quiz in your assigned courses, as well as when every student last logged in. We do not yet offer any additional assignment or gradebook features.

What about student privacy?

Teachers must agree to the Brilliant for Educators Terms of Use and Privacy Statement and consent to our processing of students’ personal information before creating a classroom. We also require teachers to provide our privacy statement to students’ parents/guardians and confirm that Brilliant for Educators can be used in compliance with all applicable policies in effect at their school.

As described in our Privacy Statement, we do not share, sell, or disclose any personal information of students, nor do we use it for marketing or other non-educational purposes. We also permit teachers, parents, and/or guardians to access, instruct us to delete, or direct us to stop collecting or using students’ personal information. With these policies and procedures in effect, teachers can use Brilliant for Educators in compliance with privacy laws affecting students’ personal information such as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (or COPPA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (or FERPA).