Free-for-Teacher Account FAQ

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Welcome! We're glad you're here and that you want to try Canvas using a Free-for-Teacher account.


What features are available in FFT accounts?

Free-for-Teacher accounts do not contain all options available to paid Canvas environments. View our Canvas Course Comparison PDF.


How do I get started with my FFT account?

If you don't already have an account and need to create a course, visit our Try Canvas page and select the Get a Free Canvas Account button. Complete the account information fields and you’ll be on your way! Watch your email for a confirmation email.


For a walkthrough of the signup process, follow the steps under the Create Your Own Account section in How do I sign up for a Canvas account as an instructor? 


You can create a course any time after you complete registration. However, you must verify your email address per the email instructions to complete your registration before you are able to publish your course, use ePortfolios, or add and launch course External App (LTI) tools.


How do I learn how to use Canvas features?

You can learn how to use any Canvas feature using the Canvas Guides.


What if I change my mind and want my account deleted?

Once you create an account, you can request to delete your account at any time. Deleting your Canvas account cannot be undone and will delete all Canvas information including courses, assignments, grades, and participation. Do not request to have your account deleted unless you are certain you absolutely no longer require any access to your prior Canvas activity. To request to have your account deleted, open the Help menu and submit a ticket to Canvas support through the Report a Problem link.