How to create a teacher account and set up classes

A guide to the first steps of using Khan Academy as a teacher. 

Creating your account

  1. Go to www.khanacademy.org. Click on the Teachers, start here button in the center of the page.
Homepage
  1. Create your username and password, or login if you already have an account.
Once you’ve established your user name and password, our account creation process instructions will guide you through the process of creating an account.

Creating a class

Start by naming your class in the Class name space provided. Already have a Google Classroom roster you’d like to import? Click here to learn how. Click Next.
  1. Select a subject for your class by choosing one of the listed options. Some of the list might be below the page so make sure to use the scroll bar!
Adding a subject allows us to suggest relevant content for you to assign. It will not prevent you from assigning other content to students or prevent students from practicing on other parts of our site.
Want to know more about our content? Click here to find out more about our subjects, classes and standards.
Choose your subject and click “Next”. Onward!

Adding your students

Next, you’ll add the most important part of the classroom—the students! There are four ways to add students to your class.
  • Option 1: Students can add themselves.
    Just below the class code—that’s the number there at the top in the grey box—there is a link to an instruction sheet that you can print for your students that will show them how to sign up for your class. Click one of the other options if you need to add more students using another method or just click on Next if you plan for all students to add themselves to your class using the class code.
  • Option 2: You can import students from a Google Classroom.
Click on the Import from Google Classroom account option. Follow the prompts on the next screen. If you’re having trouble, you can find more information about importing students from Google Classroom here.
  • Option 3: You can send an email invitation.
Enter your students’ emails into the box provided. Separate each student email with a comma followed by a space. Complete the process and click the Invite students button. Note: Students under 13 will need a parent to complete the signup process.
  • Option 4: You can create a Khan Academy account for students. Choose the Create a Khan Academy account option, then type in each student name. Hit the Enter key on your keyboard to create a new row for each additional student you need to add. After you list your students, click the Add usernames button.
Click on the Create Accounts button. A new screen will open. Click the Download.cvs button to get a copy of the student names, usernames, and passwords.
This is your only chance to do this. Make sure you have multiple copies of students’ usernames and passwords, and keep at least one handy in a safe place. If a student is not linked to a parent account and they lose their login information, it will be almost impossible to retrieve their information.

Enroll the class in LearnStorm

LearnStorm is a six-week learning challenge for grades 3-12. LearnStorm runs from September 12 to October 20 this year. Go to www.learnstorm2017.org to learn more.

Assign content

Congratulations! You are now ready to assign content to your students!
Still need help? Try the Help Center.
And check out the Teacher Community for more classroom tips.