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Permissions for Course Roles and School Roles

Course Roles

Each user in a course is granted permissions based on their user role. The user's role determines what that user has the ability to do within the course. The chart below shows the permissions for each role.

*Role is monitored and enforced as required by Human Resources.
Permissions Course Roles
Post to discussions check check check check check
View announcements check check check check check
View discussions check check check check check
Manage events on the course calendar check check check check check
Create web conferences check check check check check
Manage assignments and quizzes check check check check check
Manage course files check check check check check
Manage all other course content check check check check check
Manage wiki pages check check check check check
Moderate discussions check check check check check
Add/remove other teachers, designers, or TA's check check no no no
Add/remove students check check check check no
Change course state check check no check check
Manage (create / edit / delete) groups check check check no check
View the list of users check check check check check
Send messages to individual course members check check check check check
Send messages to the entire class check check check check check
View all students' submissions and make comments check check check check check
View and link to question banks check check check check check
View the group pages of all student groups check check check check check
View usage reports for the course check check check check check
View analytics pages check no check check check
Manage learning outcomes check check no no check
Manage course LTI's check no no no no
Manage course sections manual courses only no no no no
Create and edit assessing rubrics check check check check check
View all grades check no check check no
Edit grades check no check check no
Moderate Grades check no no no no

 

School Roles

There are two school level roles that each school can have.

Canvas Crew Role

School Admin Role

  • Automatically assigned for all Principals, Assistant Principals, and Assistant Principal Interns
  • Other users cannot be assigned this role
  • See the Admin Overview to learn how to view courses, add teachers to a course, view student details, make a Global Announcement, and do a Virtual Walkthrough
Permissions School (Account) Roles
View Analytics check check
View Statistics check check
View list of courses check check
View list of users check check
Create Global Announcements check check
Add users to courses check check
View course content check check



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Last Updated: August 23, 2022