Student Capacity

Each of the Renaissance products you have registered at your school has a student capacity. The student capacity is the number of students who can use the product during the subscription period or during the school year. Capacity is used when a student performs a task in the product, such as taking an Accelerated Reader quiz or a Star test.

Capacity (the student limit) is purchased for each individual school; however, a district can choose to pool their individual school capacities together. This is called District Shared capacity. District Shared capacity is only available when all schools are on the same Renaissance site and the product license types (models) and subscription dates match. In a District Shared capacity situation, the subscriptions are treated as a single pool, and any school that is sharing the capacity can use those seats on a first-come, first-served basis.

District Shared capacity has no effect on subscription usage—a student uses a subscription seat in each school in which the student logs in and works in the product.

Students may be enrolled in more than one school and may use the same product in each school. These students will be counted toward the capacity limit for each school where they use a product (for example, if they take an Accelerated Reader quiz or a Star test).

To view your subscriptions and capacity, follow these steps:

Who can do this with default user permissions?

District Level Administrators

  1. On the Home page, select your name in the upper-right corner. In the drop-down list, select Manage Apps & Users

  2. Select Product Administration.
  3. Under Product Setup, select Subscriptions & Capacity. The page that opens next shows your subscription and capacity information when available.
  4. What you see on the Subscriptions and Capacity page

If you purchase additional student capacity from Renaissance Learning, or when you renew your subscription, Renaissance Learning will automatically update the software once the order has been processed. You can purchase additional capacity on the Renaissance website.