Role Permissions

Roles and Permissions

While permissions for each role can be modified at the Sub-account level, we cannot alter the role names set forth by Canvas. The follow roles are based on registrar enrollment. If you wish to add an individual to your course, please refer to the following chart. The permissions most commonly considered when adding an individual to a course are listed first.

Permissions
Student
Auditor
Shopper
TA*
Instructor
Add/remove other teachers, course designers or TAs to the course



X X
Add/remove students for the course






X X
Edit grades



X X
Manage (add / edit / delete) assignments and quizzes



X X
Manage (add / edit / delete) course files



X X
Manage (create / edit / delete) course sections




X
View all grades



X X
View all students' submissions and make comments on them



X X
Send messages to the entire class



X X
Add, edit and delete events on the course calendar



X X
Change course state






X X
Read SIS data




X
Create and edit assessing rubrics






X X
Create web conferences
X X X X X
Create student collaborations
X X X X X
Manage (create / edit / delete) groups



X X
Manage learning outcomes








X
Manage wiki (add / edit / delete pages)






X X
Manage alerts




X
Manage all other course content



X X
Manage faculty journal entries






X X
Moderate discussions (delete / edit other's posts, lock topics)






X X
Moderate Grades



X X
Post to discussions
X X X X X
See the list of users
X X X X X
Send messages to individual course members
X X X X X
View analytics pages



X X
View and link to question banks



X X
View announcements
X X X X X
View discussions
X X X X X
View the group pages of all student groups



X X
View usage reports for the course



X X

 

*Teacher’s Assistant (TA) role is designed to mirror Teaching Fellow responsibilities.