Khan Academy can now be found in the Clever Library for free! The Clever Library is a place for teachers to discover, learn about, and adopt new resources for their classrooms.
Teachers that have access to Clever and the Library can install Khan Academy and gain the benefit of automatic rostering of their classes for them, and their students gain Single Sign-on (SSO), so no new user name or password to remember! If your district uses Clever, you’ll have access to these benefits whether you’re new to Khan Academy or already using us.
This article is for teachers new to using Clever with Khan Academy. If you already use our old integration via Clever, follow the instructions in our help article Transitioning to Clever Library from old Khan district implementation instead.
Below are the steps for new or existing Teachers and Students to get started via Clever Library.
Teachers: Getting started
Log in to Clever, choose the Library tab at the top, and find Khan Academy by browsing or using the search bar at the top of the Library. You can also find Khan Academy in the publicly accessible Clever Library and then log in.
Next, click on the blue Install button for Khan Academy.
After installing, click on the Khan Academy logo tile in your portal.
When you first install Khan Academy, you’ll be asked to confirm that you want to share your class data with Khan Academy:
Then you’ll be asked whether you want to create a new Khan Academy account, or if you already have an existing school account you want to use:
Teachers: Creating a New Account
If you don’t already have a Khan Academy account through your school, click Create a new account, confirm or enter your school email, and then click Sign up.
This will create your new account, and your classes will automatically be rostered for you (this can take a few minutes the first time). After the rostering process is complete, you’ll be taken to your Teacher Dashboard:
You can also go to the Khan Academy website and sign up directly. To do this, click on the Sign up link in the upper right corner of the home page, and then choose the sign up as a Teacher button. Click on the Continue with Clever:
If you choose that option and are already logged into Clever, you’ll be asked to confirm that you want to share your class data with Khan Academy:
If you’re not logged into Clever, you’ll be asked to do that first.
There’s one final step you’ll want to complete if you’re creating a new Khan Academy account via Clever Library, which is to verify the email you provided when you signed up. You’ll receive an email that looks like this:
Click on the Link this email address button in the email. You’ll be brought to the Khan Academy login screen; click on the Continue with Clever option:
This will enable you to verify your email with us, which will add it to your Settings under Email.
Teachers: Logging into an Existing Account
If you already have a Khan Academy account through your school, click Log into your existing account. You can log in to that existing account using Google (click on Continue with Google) or by entering your school email address and your password.
Once you’ve logged into your Khan Academy account, you’ll be taken to your Teacher Dashboard, where you’ll see your Clever-rostered classes, as well as any other classes you had previously created.
Student Registration After Class Creation
Note that there is no class code, and you should not give one out; your students need to complete their registration by logging into Clever and choosing the Khan Academy tile in their portal, then go through the steps to create or sign into their account.
Once in your Teacher Dashboard, you’ll see that, your classes have been created and your students have been rostered, but the class student count will show as zero. Once your students complete their registration and access the Khan Academy through the Clever portal, you’ll see them in your Student Roster as normal.
Until then, if you select one of your newly rostered classes, you’ll see that the students are listed as pending:
Please also note there is no class code, and you should not give one out; your students need to complete their registration by logging into Clever and choosing the Khan Academy tile in their portal, then go through the steps to create or sign into their account.
Once your students have completed this process, the number of students in your Khan Academy class(es) will match what you see in Clever for your roster and you will be able to give them assignments or mastery goals. This is easy to do; to start assigning you just open “Assignments” and select “Assign” in the left-hand navigation and you’ll be asked to add a course, like this:
If your students haven’t completed signup by logging into Clever and choosing the Khan Academy tile, they won’t be reflected in your student count, and they’ll still show as pending in your Student Roster.
Tips and Troubleshooting
There are a few other helpful things to know about how Khan Academy works with the Clever Library.
Syncing with Clever
Your student and class data in Khan Academy will sync with your Clever roster each time you log into your Khan Academy account, so if you’re missing updates, try logging out and back in again.
Information only syncs one way, from your school district’s SIS to Clever to Khan Academy. In other words, the Clever roster “rules”; we consider your Clever roster the source of truth. This means that any student additions made to your district or schools’ SIS will flow through to Clever, and then on to Khan Academy, and you should not take any additional action in Khan Academy to add students. Additions to your rosters will automatically refresh the next time you log in.
Khan Academy receives very limited data on your students (first name and last initial only, and no email via the roster data). This means that you will see limited data on your students in your Teacher Dashboard, and email address updates made in Clever won’t flow through to Khan Academy.
Students: How do my students get started with Khan Academy through the Clever Library?
Since the Clever Library is for teachers to discover applications they may want to use with their classes, students don’t have access to it directly.
Students see the Khan Academy tile in their student portal (through your teacher’s page) after you’ve found Khan Academy in the Clever Library, installed it, and completed your activation process. It’ll look something like this:
Students can favorite Khan Academy so it’s easy to find within their portal, and also search for it within their portal. Once your students find Khan Academy in their student portal, they select the tile to begin their activation process.
They’ll be able to create a new account for Khan Academy or (if they’re 13 or older) log into an existing school account (a Khan Academy account that has their school email associated with it).
Students: Creating a New Account
The first time a student selects the Khan Academy tile, they’ll see a welcome message urging them to create a new account or log into their existing account.
They’ll be asked to enter their birth date and to sign up with their school email.
After they’ve clicked Sign up, they’ll be taken to their newly-created account, and their Clever ID will be attached to their account (this is behind the scenes, but helpful for understanding how it works).
They’ll see a welcome message that will explain that they won’t see anything to do on their Learner homepage until their teacher (you!) has made an assignment.
When they dismiss the message by clicking Onward, they’ll see their Learner home, ready to display your class once you give assignments.
If the student chooses Teachers (the bottom option in the left-hand navigation bar) they’ll see you linked as their teacher (specifically, your first name and last initial) which validates that they have completed their part of the process, and can wait for you to give them an assignment.
Students: Logging into an Existing Account (13 years and older)
Students who are 13 years of age or older have the option to use an existing Khan Academy school account instead of creating a new one. To do this, they’ll choose the bottom option Log in to your existing account.
Then they’ll enter the school email address and password for their account:
Our system will check that the account belongs to a student who is at least 13 years old. If the account belongs to a student who isn’t at least 13 years old, the system will recognize that they are attempting to use an under 13 account, and they’ll receive an error message directing them to go back and create a new account instead.
If the student is indeed at least 13 years old, they’ll see a screen asking for permission to link their Clever account to their Khan Academy account, like this:
The message will explain that by using their existing account, all teachers linked to it will be able to see any activity on assignments, as well as any activity they’ve done independently (outside of a class).
They’ll either sign in or create a new account, and then they’ll be brought to their Learner Home in Khan Academy.