How to Add a User to Your Canvas Course
From your course homepage, click on the People tab located on the left hand navigation menu.
Now on the People page with your course roster, navigate to the upper-right side and click the blue icon labeled + People.
The Add People pop-up will appear. Under Add user(s) by, select the Login ID option.
In the text box below, enter their Auburn username only. (ex: abc1234)
After entering the username(s), select the drop down menu under Role and choose the role for the user. A comparison of the roles is available online, but below are the most common examples in Canvas:
Teacher: has rights equal to that of the primary instructor
TA: can view grades and interact with the course, but has some limitations
Librarian: does not allow viewing of the gradebook, but can still do things such as manage learning outcomes, course files, and wikis.
Designer: does not allow viewing of the gradebook, but can edit and interact with the course. We recommend this option for users who will help with content, but do not require access to student grades.
Observer: A very limited role that only allows for viewing of class discussions in Canvas.
Undergraduate Support: A role that allows for such things such as creating web conferences and sending messages to course members, but doesn’t manage anything in the course.
After selecting the role, at the bottom of the page click Next.
On the next page, verify that the correct users are being added, and complete the process by selecting Add Users at the bottom right.
The final step will require the new user to accept the invitation to join the course, which will be sent to their Auburn email address.
Last modified: October 1, 2020