While Khan Academy makes it easy for a teacher to add an entire class of students, if you are looking add your entire school or district quickly, you may want to consider Clever.

What is Clever?

Clever is a free and FERPA-compliant way to sync student rosters from your Student Information System to Google Apps. It’s used by over 33,000 schools and can integrate with any SIS. To show a list of the SIS's where an automatic sync is available, you can go to clever.com/autosyncs, but the SFTP option is available with any SIS. Khan Academy is available through Clever in a variety of districts, including Houston ISD, Miami-Dade, Broward County, and Oakland USD.

How does Clever work?

Clever securely connects with your SIS and synchronizes rosters for you automatically. Clever offers both “pull” (credentials-based) and “push” (SFTP) syncing.


  • Emmett School District serves about 3,000 students in western Idaho.
  • In 2013, the district decided to implement Khan Academy.
  • Peter Pawlick, the district’s Technology Integration Specialist, used Clever to set up a direct sync between his SIS (Infinite Campus) and Google Apps.
  • Clever automatically created Google accounts for all his students, and students used these Google accounts to access Khan Academy.
  • Clever also used roster information from Infinite Campus to automatically set up coach relationships between students and teachers in Khan Academy.
  • Teachers logged in to Khan Academy with their Google accounts to coach their students.
  • Whenever a student enrolled, disenrolled, or changed classes, Clever updated the student’s Google accounts and coach relationships accordingly.

Does Clever Support My SIS?

Clever supports many major SISs, including the following:

  • PowerSchool
  • Infinite Campus
  • Skyward
  • iPass
  • STI iNOW

Where can I learn more?

  • For general information about Clever, visit clever.com.
  • To set up Clever for Khan Academy or learn more about KA's integration with Clever, go to getclever.com/signup/khanacademy.
  • You can find more information about Clever’s security practices here.