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chris-thompson
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How to create an Admin account?

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Hi there.  Originally I created a Free for Teachers account to develop a couple of online courses that my organization intends to facilitate.  On these courses we would like to have a few custom registration questions to help us learn more about who is taking the course and why.  I now recognize that one needs to have access to Canvas Catalog through an Admin account in order to be able to do this.  The website has been less than helpful at explaining how to set up an Admin account, so I am wondering if anyone can provide me some specific instructions on how to create this Admin account so i can add these custom registration questions to our courses?  Thanks in advance!

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Stefanie
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@chris-thompson 

Free For Teachers accounts do not include admin privileges. You'll find details about what features are available to users of free accounts in the Canvas Account Comparisons PDF 

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Stefanie
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@chris-thompson 

Free For Teachers accounts do not include admin privileges. You'll find details about what features are available to users of free accounts in the Canvas Account Comparisons PDF 

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chris-thompson
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Hi Stefanie:

Thank you for your swift response.  I understand that Free for Teachers accounts have different privileges associated with them than other accounts.  I was more asking for instructions on setting up an admin account that includes the user defined fields for course registration functionality.  If you could provide me with instructions on how to set up an account like that it would be wonderful!

@chris-thompson  I apologize, but I'm not following what you're trying to accomplish with the Free For Teachers account or how it is related to the question. Is the question about setting up fields in a school's paid Catalog instance?

chris-thompson
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How do I set up an Admin account so I can use Canvas Catalog so I can have custom registration questions on my courses?

@chris-thompson  If you're already affiliated with a school that has a paid Canvas instance, please ask your local Canvas admin to provide you with admin access. Instructions for your admin are in  How do I add an admin to an account?