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Canvas Administrator Roles and Permissions

The chart below provides information on the permissions for school and departmental Canvas administrators.

To assign an administrator for your school or department, complete the Canvas Administrator Authorization Form. Requests must be submitted and authorized by a dean, director, department chair, or lead Canvas administrator as appropriate for the unit-level access requested.

Canvas Administrator Roles and Permissions

Permissions Course Viewer Course Admin Content Admin Unit Admin Unit Admin Plus

Enroll self or others into a course

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Manage account level settings
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Add/edit/delete courses  This is a image of a red letter X.  This is a image of a red letter X.  This is a image of a red letter X.  This is an image of a green check mark.  This is an image of a green check mark.
Manage storage quotas
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Run reports
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Search for courses
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See list of users
 This is an image of a green check mark.  This is an image of a green check mark.  This is an image of a green check mark.  This is an image of a green check mark.  This is an image of a green check mark.
View course content
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View statistics
 This is an image of a green check mark.  This is a image of a red letter X.  This is a image of a red letter X.  This is an image of a green check mark.  This is an image of a green check mark.
View user login details
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Use account-level custom tools
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Course Viewer

Course Administrator

Content Administrator

Unit Administrator

Unit Administrator Plus

Last Updated: 20 December 2016

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