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How do I sign up for a new Free-for-Teacher Canvas account as an instructor?

How do I sign up for a new Free-for-Teacher Canvas account as an instructor?

If you do not already have a Canvas account, you need to create an account before you can log in to Canvas.

If you are using Canvas through your institution, you will most likely already have an account and need to accept a course invitation. Your institution will email your login information. If you do not yet have an account, you can create an account when you accept the course invitation. If your institution is using Canvas and you are having trouble with your account, contact your administrator for assistance.

If your institution is not using Canvas, you can create your own account, also known as a free-for-teacher account, to create your own courses.

Notes:

  • Free-for-Teacher accounts are always free. However, they do not contain all features available to institutional users of Canvas. Learn more in the Canvas Account Comparison PDF.
  • For help with your Free-for-Teacher account, view our Free-for-Teacher Account FAQ in the Canvas Community.

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Create Your Own Account

Enter your Canvas registration URL (e.g. canvas.instructure.com) into your browser.

Create Canvas Account

Create Canvas Account

Click the Need a Canvas Account? link.

Sign Up As a Teacher

Select Teacher Account Type

Click the I'm a Teacher link.

Sign Up for Your Account

Sign Up for Your Account

To sign up for a free Canvas teacher account, enter your first and last name [1], information about your institution [2], and your institutional email address [3] and phone number [4]. Select a reason for signing up for Canvas in the Why Canvas drop-down menu [5], and specify the country from which you are requesting the account [6]. Then click the Submit button [6].

Create Password

Create Password

Create a password for your account [1], and confirm your chosen password [2]. Then click the Submit button [3].

Finish Registration

Finish Registration

To finish registering for Canvas, log into your email account. Locate the registration email and click the Click here to finish the registration process link.

View Canvas Account

You will be automatically logged into your Canvas Free-for-Teacher account. Click the Show Me How link for a guided Canvas tutorial.

View Welcome Email

View Welcome Email

You will receive a welcome email from Canvas with tips to get started with Canvas and additional resources. To log into Canvas, click the Login Now button.

Comments

Can I export content made from this free account into my school account once my upcoming course is made available to me? 

How do I find my teachers?

@pageke,

Absolutely. You will want to export your Canvas course first. Once you have your new course available, you can import that export package into your course.

Cody

@956046995,

You can locate your instructors on the People page.

Cody

¿Cuántas clases y alumnos puedo tener en la cuenta gratis?

Hola @marco_campas 

no hemos establecido un límite en la cantidad de cursos que un usuario puede crear en una cuenta Gratis para profesores.

Cody

Why do I need to set up a Free Canvas Account if I already have a Canvas course that I am teaching?

@montesan You do not need to set up a free Canvas account if you already have an account.

These comments are posted to the global Canvas Community,

NOT your Canvas course.

  • Have a question about using Canvas? Visit the Q&A page.
  • Have an idea to improve Canvas? Visit the Idea Conversations space.
  • Need to reply to a course discussion? Log in to your Canvas course and add your comment there (Tip: Visit your school's website to log in to Canvas).
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