Canvas - Course Role Checklist and Comparison

The article outlines the roles and permissions for individuals involved in for-credit and master courses, including the roles of Teacher, TA Grader, TA, Facilitator, Designer, Grader, Course Librarian-Research, Course Librarian-eReserves, Observer, and Interpreter. Specific permissions are assigned to these roles such as managing assignments, viewing question banks, editing grades, and viewing analytics. The permissions vary between roles, providing different levels of control and access within the course environment.

Course level roles - for-credit courses and master courses

The following roles are most likely to be used by instructors when enrolling new (non-student) members into a for-credit or master course. Instructors cannot add students to a course.

Course Roles
Permissions Teacher TA Grader TA Facilitator Designer Grader Course Librarian-Research Course Librarian-eReserves Observer Interpreter Pre-Semester Interpreter Semester
Change course state Yes No No No No No No No No No No
View modules Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manage (add / edit / delete) assignments and quizzes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No
Moderate quizzes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No No
View and link to question banks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Manage (add / edit / delete) course files Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No No
Manage (add / edit / delete) pages Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No No
Manage (add / edit / delete) course sections Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Manage (add / edit / delete) groups Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
Create and edit assessing rubrics Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Create student collaborations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Manage learning outcomes Yes No No No Yes No No No No No No
Moderate discussions (delete / edit posts, lock topics) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Post to discussions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
View discussions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
View all students' submissions and make comments Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No No
Import learning outcomes Yes No No No Yes No No No No No No
View all grades Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No No
Edit grades Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No No
Moderate grades Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No No
Add/remove other teachers, TA, or course designers Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Add, edit, and delete events on the course calendar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
Manage alerts Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Send messages to individual course members Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No
Send messages to the entire class Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No
See the list of users Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Manage all other course content Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No No
Read SIS data Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
View analytics pages Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
View usage reports for the course Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
View announcements Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
View the group pages of all student groups Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No


KeywordsCourse level roles, for-credit courses, master courses, permissions, Teacher, TA Grader, TA, Facilitator, Designer, Grader, Course Librarian-Research, Course Librarian-eReserves, Observer, Interpreter, manage assignments, edit grades, view analytics, course environment   Doc ID85865
OwnerBenjamin G.GroupCETL
Created2018-09-24 11:36:16Updated2023-10-24 11:20:53
SitesUW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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