Canvas Guides (English)Canvas GuidesCanvas Instructor Guide IntroductionHow 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.

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Enter URL

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 button.

Create Your Account

Create Your Account

To sign up for a free Canvas teacher account, enter your name in the First Name field [1] and Last Name field [2].

Click the Account Type drop-down menu [3] and select Teacher.

Click the Submit button [4] to continue.

Enter Account Information

Enter Account Information

To finish registration create an account you will need to fill out the following fields:

  • Email Address [1]
  • Phone Number [2]
  • Country [3]
  • Organization Type [4]
  • Job Title [5]
  • School/Organization [6]
  • Why Canvas [7]
  • Password [8]

To confirm you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, click I consent to receiving marketing communications from Instructure, and to the processing of my personal data by Instructure, in accordance with and as described in the privacy policy checkbox [9] and I agree to the Canvas Free for Teacher Acceptable Use Policy checkbox [10] .

Click the Submit button [11] to create your account.

View Canvas Account

View Canvas Account

You will be automatically logged into your Canvas account. To view Canvas, click the Get Started button.

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.

Create Password

Create Password

Enter a password for your account in the Password field [1]. Select your time zone in the Time Zone drop-down menu [2]. Then click the Register button [3].