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.
- 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 resource document.
- For help with your Free-for-Teacher account, view our Free-for-Teacher Account FAQ in the Canvas Community.
Enter your Canvas registration URL (e.g. canvas.instructure.com) into your browser.
Create Canvas Account
Click the Need a Canvas Account? link.
Sign Up As a Teacher
Click the I'm a Teacher button.
Create Your Account
To sign up for a free Canvas teacher account, enter your name in the First Name field  and Last Name field .
Click the Account Type drop-down menu  and select Teacher.
Click the Submit button  to continue.
Enter Account Information
To finish registration create an account you will need to fill out the following fields:
- Email Address 
- Phone Number 
- Country 
- Organization Type 
- Job Title 
- School/Organization 
- Why Canvas 
- Password 
Click the Submit button  to create your account.
View Canvas Account
You will be automatically logged into your Canvas account. To view Canvas, click the Get Started button.
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.
Enter a password for your account in the Password field . Select your time zone in the Time Zone drop-down menu . Then click the Register button .