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Canvas Course Roles and Permissions

The chart below provides detailed information about the Canvas course roles and their corresponding permissions.

Schools and departments may assign Canvas Administrators who have unit-specific permissions to access Canvas.

Canvas Course Roles and Permissions

Permissions Student Participant Teacher/TA Support Designer Grader Observer

Add, edit, and delete events on the course calendar

 Permission denied.  Permission denied.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission denied.  Permission denied.
Add/remove other teachers, course designers, or TAs to the course  Permission denied.  Permission denied.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission denied.  Permission denied.  Permission denied.
Add/remove students from the course  Permission denied.  Permission denied.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission denied.  Permission denied.  Permission denied.
Manage course content  Permission denied.  Permission denied.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission denied.  Permission denied.
Post to discussions  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission denied.  Permission denied.
See a list of users  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission denied.
View and edit all grades  Permission denied.  Permission denied.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission denied.  Permission granted.  Permission denied.
Send and receive email  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission granted.  Permission denied.  Permission denied.

Student Role

Participant Role

Teacher Role

Teaching Assistant (TA) Role

Support Role

Designer Role

Grader Role

Observer Role

This is a default role in Canvas. It is not actively recommended for use at Northwestern.

Last Updated: 7 September 2017

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