Licensing

An institution can either purchase a site license for its students or require students to purchase a key code.

Types of licenses

Your institution can adopt one of two types of SAM license. Both types offer the same features, but have different administrative properties.

License Type Properties
Key Code Each student purchases a SAM key code, which they must enter to activate their account. Some institutions have a grace period, which allows temporary access for students without a key code.
Site License The institution purchases a license for a specific number of students to use SAM for a fixed period of time. Students covered under a site license do not purchase a key code.
Note Keyboarding in SAM, SAM for Office 365®/2016, and SAM for Office 365/2019 are separate offerings and each requires its own license.