There are multiple ways to create student accounts on Khan Academy when setting up classes.
Note: Before inviting students, please note that Khan Academy assumes you have received parent permission from parents of any under 13 students. Download our sample parent notice (in English and Spanish).
Creating a new class
Email invitations: You can send an email invitation to your student(s) by selecting the Send an email invitation by clicking the option Add students in the class creation process.
This option will send an email to your student saying he/she has been invited to Khan Academy by you. If the student already has an account, accepting the invitation will automatically link both of your accounts as Coach-Student. If the student doesn't have an account, please note the following:
- If the student is older than 13 years - accepting the email invitation will take the student to the account creation process, then it will automatically link both of your accounts as Coach-Student.
- If the student is younger than 13 years - accepting the email invitation will take the student to an alternative screen where they will be asked to input their parent/guardian information (see below image 2):
Create the accounts for them: You can create Khan Academy accounts for your students without an email address by selecting Create a Khan Academy account for them (recommended for students under 13) option in Step 3 of the class creation process.
This option will allow you to create both the username and the password for each of your students. First, you will be prompted to enter each student's name. The system will provide generic username and passwords for each new account. After setting up the username and passwords, click on Create account. It will then take you to the last step of the account creation process where you are given the option to download a copy of student names, usernames, and passwords.
Note: For privacy reasons, you will only be able to download this list in this step. If you click skip you will not be able to download it later. Additional information can be found here.
If you create the student account this way, they will have automatic permission to be able and add other coaches in the future.
Creating accounts for students within an existing class is just as easy! Follow the same steps as above, except now, you'll have to add them directly from your existing class (instead of creating a new class).