Canvas (myCourses): User Roles and Permissions

Summary

This article describes the different course-level roles that can be assigned to users in Canvas (myCourses) and the permissions associated with each. Roles and permissions varying by USNH institution. 

Content

Each institution has its own set of course-level roles available to a user. Role permissions are course-based; therefore, multiple roles can be assigned to a user without conflict. Select your institution below to learn more about the roles and permissions available.
 

Granite State College

Granite State has the following course-level roles available:

Teacher 
GSC faculty are not able to publish or unpublish courses and add or remove students, teachers, TAs, and designers. 

Associated Instructor 
All the same permissions as Teacher except without access to grades or the ability to manage learning outcomes. 

Facilitator 
This is a non-academic sub-account only role that, unlike the Teacher role, can publish or unpublish courses, and add or remove students, teachers, TAs, and designers.

Designer 
The role has access to assist with building a course but cannot add or remove students, teachers, TAs, and designers, send messages to anyone in the course, perform grading functions, and view user information such as email or username. 

Student 

TA 
This role is not actively used at GSC. 

Observer

The role has access to view content in a course.

Guest
The role has the same access as a Student, but will not show in the Gradebook as an enrolled student for the course.

Click here for the full list of permissions by role for GSC

 

Plymouth State University

Plymouth State has the following course-level roles available.

Teacher 
PSU faculty can add an observer to their course but are not able to add or remove students, teachers, TAs, and designers. 

Grading Assistant (GA) 
All the same permissions as Teacher except without access to publish or unpublishing a course and add or remove students, teachers, TAs, and designers. 

Teaching Assistant (TA) 
Same permissions as the Grading Assistant role except without the ability to perform any course grading functions.

Designer 
The role has access to assist with building a course but cannot add or remove students, teachers, TAs, and designers, send messages to anyone in the course, perform grading functions, and view user information such as email or username. 

Student 

Observer 
The role has access to view content and discussions in a course. 

Click here for the full list of permissions by role for PSU

 

University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire has the following course-level roles available. 

Teacher 
UNH faculty have the permission necessary to add or remove students, teachers, TAs, and designers. 

Teaching Assistant (TA) 
Similar permissions as the Teacher including the ability to grade; however, this role does not have access to publish or unpublish courses, manage groups, or add or remove teachers, TAs, and designers.

Tutor 
The role is used for students to support other students therefore it has permissions to view content, but no access to building content, grading, or user management.

Academic Advisor 
The role has access to view course content and discussions, course analytics, and view grades. A common use case is for an Academic Advisor needing to view student progress in a course.

Learning Assistant  
Same permissions as the Teaching Assistant role except without the ability to perform any course grading functions.

Designer 
The role has access to assist with building a course but cannot add or remove students, teachers, TAs, and designers, send messages to anyone in the course, perform grading functions, and view user information such as email or username. 

Student

Mentor
Same permissions as the student role and is used in courses where students are receiving mentorship by another student. An example is a large enrollment core required course broken into learning communities. The mentor is assigned to a group to assist students through the learning path.

Observer 
The role has access to view content and discussions in a course. 

Click here for the full list of permissions by role for UNH
 

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Details

Article ID: 3883
Created
Wed 2/24/21 1:27 PM
Modified
Thu 4/15/21 7:25 AM
Applicable Institution(s):
Granite State College (GSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)