Frequently Asked Questions


Why does Digtal Tutors/Pluralsight have two names?

Digital Tutors was recently acquired by the company Pluralsight. Like Digital Tutors, Pluralsight offers video tutorials for a wide range of software. Currently, AAU students have access to both Digital Tutors and Pluralsight, but eventually Digital Tutors will go away and students will use Pluralsight exclusively. This is good news! Pluralsight offers even more videos and is continuously updated.

How do I sign up for an account?

You can sign up automatically if you have an Academy of Art University email address (,, or

  1. Follow this link:
  2. Click on the Join Academy of Art University Library Group tab.
  3. Fill out the form with your AAU email address.
  4. An email will be sent to you to finish the process.
  5. If you do not receive the email from Digital Tutors, send an email to Brian Schumacher, our Systems Librarian. Include your name, student or faculty ID number, and your Academy of Art email address.

How do I check my Academy of Art email?

Check your AAU email address here. Be sure to look in the Junk Mail folder if you do not see the Digital Tutors email.

Why is there a two hour time limit?

The Academy of Art University Library has a limited number of floating seats that we can use to access Digital Tutors. We can have 20 students logged into Digital Tutors at the same time, therefore, we have instituted a two hour time limit so that if there are students waiting to access Digital Tutors, they will have an opportunity to do so.

You are allowed to use as many two-hour sessions in a day as you would like. As the new semester begins, and as more students get signed up, we will at times reach the max (20 users logged in at the same time). If we reach the max number of students, the next student that logs in will be put in a waiting line. Once a student logs out or their session expires, the first student in the waiting line can start using Digital Tutors for 2 hours.

Do you have other questions about Digital Tutors?

Please see the Digital Tutors Help Center to answer your questions about Digital Tutors, or contact Brian Schumacher.