Roles in Canvas
Role in Canvas
Instructors of Record listed in Banner are automatically assigned the Teacher role. Teachers may assign the TA role to authorized persons. Undergraduates may NOT be enrolled as TAs in any course.
The Designer role may be assigned to support personnel or GTAs helping to construct the course by adding materials, etc.
The Observer role is intended to facilitate Teachers sharing their course design and information with other teachers or with administrators.
Anyone assigned to any of these roles must be an AU employee or student. Use ONLY the AU Username to assign persons to any of these roles.
In addition to seeing all course content, each role in Canvas allows users some additional abilities:
|Ability in Canvas||Teacher||TA||Librarian||Designer||Observer||Undgraduate Support|
|Add, edit and delete events on the course calendar||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||No|
|Add/remove other teachers, course designers or TAs to the course||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Add/remove students for the course||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Change course state||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Create student collaborations||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Create web conferences||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Edit grades (includes assessing rubrics)||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Manage (add / edit / delete) assignments and quizzes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||No|
|Manage (add / edit / delete) course files||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Manage (create / edit / delete) course sections||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Manage (create / edit / delete) groups||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||No|
|Manage all other course content||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||No|
|Manage faculty journal entries||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Manage learning outcomes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Manage wiki (add / edit / delete pages)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Moderate discussions ( delete / edit other’s posts, lock topics)||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Post to discussions||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|See the list of users||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Send messages to course members||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|View all grades||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|View all students’ submissions and make comments on them||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|View and link to question banks||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||No|
|View the group pages of all student groups||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|View usage reports for the course||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||No|
Last modified: August 11, 2020