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Setting up your teacher account on Khan Academy
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To get started go to www.khanacademy.org and click Teachers in the center of the screen.
By selecting ‘Teachers’ on the previous screen, a registration box should appear like the one seen here. There are five registration options: using Google, Clever, Facebook, Apple or manually entering an email account.
If you select the option ‘Sign up with email’, you must enter your desired email address, your full name and create a password.
Then click on Sign up and you will be redirected to the teacher dashboard.
If you already have a Khan Academy account, log in using your Google, Clever, Facebook, or Apple account or sign in with your username and password.
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You can adjust your Khan Academy account settings at any time by visiting the Settings page. To find the Settings page, click on the navigation button (your name) that appears in the upper right corner of the screen and then select ‘Settings’ from the dropdown menu.
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- I think I set my account up wrong initially, as a learner, instead of a teacher/parent homeschool. Is there a way to correct this?(2 votes)
- Yes! You can enable the teacher functionality via your account settings page: https://www.khanacademy.org/settings/account(0 votes)
- our place the students can not be online (prison) so is there a way to use this and not have to be online for use. A download use that can be used in a closed system?(8 votes)
- Have a look at Khan Academy's use case for correctional facilities, which mentions a couple strategies:
At Los Angeles County Jails, their IT sysadmins have implemented firewalls, to allow access to only those parts of the Internet that are required for certain educational resources such as Khan Academy. They are also able to monitor the computer screens of their users.
Offline digital content – KA Lite/Kolibri
At Idaho Correctional Facilities and Washington Prisons, they use "KA Lite" – an offline version of Khan Academy, developed by the non-profit "Learning Equality". KA Lite has since been discontinued, as Learning Equality has expanded it into their new product "Kolibri", which appears to include Khan Academy content in numerous languages, plus additional content. I haven't tried it, but the very purpose of Kolibri seems to be for distributing such educational content offline, for example on a USB hard-drive or via LAN networks without Internet.
Offline analog content – print/other
As @bbateman suggested, it might be possible to adapt Khan Academy content into printed material or other formats for offline use. I think this would take a lot of work though, because from what I've seen, Khan Academy content is mostly videos and interactive practice exercises (which is part of what makes Khan Academy so engaging). But if that's your only option, it may be worth the effort.
I believe the majority of content on Khan Academy is licensed under "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States" (or "CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US", for short), which basically means you can copy and share the material as long as you give credit for it ("Attribution"), don't use it for profit ("NonCommercial"), and don't make it sound like they endorse you; and you can adapt the material, as long as you make those adaptations available under the same license ("ShareAlike"). Khan Academy's Help Center addresses this here:
- I am wanting to use Khan in a co-teaching setting how can both teachers have access to the lessons and information?(7 votes)
- You can find information about co-teachers here: https://support.khanacademy.org/hc/en-us/articles/203610350-Can-a-user-have-multiple-coaches-Is-there-a-way-to-add-a-co-teacher-(1 vote)
- I am a tutor and am signing up to help my student. It says that a student has entered my class, but when I go to my courses, his name is not there. Very new at this.(2 votes)
- Create a class and add him to it. His name should also appear in your student list, but it is easier to manage students if they are in a class.(1 vote)
- I hope to use Khan to teach a small group distance learners in grades 3-5. How do I set up for multiple grade levels?(1 vote)
- I would put them in separate classes (easier to read the data on assignments) and then assigned them separate grade level material. You can also assign the entire group the same work as well... just more boxes to check. I would also take full advantage of the "getting ready for" material for each grade. I found with remote, assigning the same problem to all students (and I would put yourself in each class as well) then work out the problems together ... they still have to master the tests and quizzes on their own.(2 votes)
- I want to use the features like creating assignments that are offered to teachers to home school my kids, but it wants me to assert that I represent a specific school. what should I do? am I allowed to use as a teacher without a school affiliation?(1 vote)
- Yes, you can use the teacher functionality without a school affiliation! If the site asks you to enter your school, you can simply dismiss the popup.(1 vote)
- How do I add a coteacher(1 vote)
- My colleague has my former students and asks me to archive my last year's class as they can't sign in to his class. How do I archive last year's class?(1 vote)
- There's not a way to archive classes, other than deleting the entire class which will delete all data associated with it.
Students are able to add multiple teachers to their account, so they should be able to join the new class while still in your previous classes.
If anyone is still experiencing this issue, please reach out via our Help Center (https://support.khanacademy.org/hc/en-us) and we'll be more than happy to further investigate the problem!(1 vote)
- What is available for students who do not have internet at their homes during pandemic?(1 vote)
- All Khan Academy content requires internet access to initially access. If the students use the mobile app, this will allow them to download content for offline viewing at a later time. Unfortunately, this functionality is not available on the desktop site :((1 vote)
- what device do you prefer for khan academy to work as a teacher.can we do it from android?(1 vote)
- Khan Academy is available on all devices that have access to a web browser (although desktop devices and Google Chrome are recommended).
There are also mobile apps for both iOS and Android.(1 vote)