How do I add an admin to an account?

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You can add a user as an admin to an account in Settings.

When you assign a user as an admin in the root account, that user has all privileges in any sub-account. You might consider assigning users as admins only in the sub-account for which they are responsible.

Once you add a user, if they already have a profile in Canvas, they will receive an email notifying them that they are now an admin for the account. If an added user does not already have a profile, they will receive an email with a link to create a profile and access the account.

Notes:

  • To add a user as an admin, you must assign the user to an account role. Before adding a user, ensure that you have created the necessary account-level role.
  • Your administrative user list includes the Conditional Release API, which is currently included in all accounts for MasteryPaths. The API user will be removed from the list in a future release.

Open Account

Open Account

In Global Navigation, click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Account Settings, click the Settings link.  

Open Admins

Open Admins

Click the Admins tab.

Add Account Admins

Add Account Admins

Click the Add Account Admins button.

Add Admin Role and Email

Add Admin Role and Email

In the Add More drop-down menu [1], set the admin role type. The default admin role in Canvas is Account Admin which has access to all account-level permissions. You can also create admin roles for your institution and manage their permissions.  for your institution's unique admin role types.

In the text box [2], type the email address of the user.

Click the Continue... button [3].

Add Account Admins

Add Account Admins

Verify the user you added is listed in the admin field [1]. Select the OK Looks Good, Add this [#] User button to add the admin [2]. Click the Go back and edit the list of users link to adjust any errors [3].

A message will appear in your browser.

Verify New User

Verify New User

Verify the new administrative user was added.

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