Adding Users to a Canvas Course
Go into the Canvas course
Click Users tab
Click the Add Users button
From the drop down menu, select the role for the user you are adding to the class. Below these instructions are descriptions of Canvas course roles.
In the text box, type in the person’s NetID email address, e.g. UWNETID@uw.edu
Finally, confirm the addition of the user. An invitation will be sent to the users' email address asking them to join the course.
Notice that clicking on the gear icon next to any users' name will provide a list of options for that user.
Through this menu, you can resend a course invitation, edit sections (the role the user plays), see user details, and remove the user from the course.
Canvas Course Roles
Students have the ability to view content, submit assignments, and participate in discussions and groups. Students can do much of what you'd expect them to be able to do.
Teachers are basically course administrators and have nearly complete control over the course.
TAs are very similar to teachers in the sense of permissions, except TAs should not have access to SIS data. TAs are meant to help the teacher and provide support, so they can view, give and edit grades in the Gradebook.
Designers can create and edit course content, discussions, announcements, assignments, quizzes, and other content filled features. Designers cannot access or give grades.
Observers have the least amount of permissions. Essentially, they can view the course content, including the discussion board, and download files. They cannot participate in discussions nor submit assignments.