they do not neet any account for download. Depending on version (Student Premium or Standard) they can go to:
and fill the form with provided serial numbers or SDK ID
Account is needed for access to MySOLIDWORKS: MySolidWorks - Official SOLIDWORKS Community
Thank you everyone for the responses.
I contacted my re-seller and was supplied with the SDK code. I then emailed SolidWorks and received the student serial number. So it looks like now, I can pass that out to the students to so they can then, create their portal on mysolidworks.com and download for home use. WOW! New to Solidworks, seems like quite a bit back and forth, compared to Autodesk Inventor. Any other instructors have thoughts or feedback?