As an admin, you can view and manage sub-accounts in Canvas. Sub-accounts help establish your account's hierarchical structure and house courses and enrollments.
All of your institution’s sub-accounts are located within the root account. However, sub-accounts can include additional nested sub-accounts, and sub-account admins can view a list of all the sub-accounts in their account.
Sub-accounts can be created and managed manually or via SIS upload. Additionally, sub-accounts created via API or SIS upload retain the identifiers given in the original source. You can edit sub-account names to make them easier to find within Canvas.
- Sub-accounts that contain courses cannot be deleted.
- Each root account automatically includes a sub-account called Manually-Created Courses that manages multiple backend processes for Canvas and cannot be deleted.
In Global Navigation, click the Admin link , then click the name of the account .
Sub-accounts are listed in alphabetical order. To view a sub-account, click the sub-account name.
Collapse and Expand Sub-Account List
Many Canvas accounts contain multiple sub-accounts with nested sub-accounts. To more easily navigate within sub-accounts, you can collapse sub-account lists, hiding them from view.
To collapse a list of sub-accounts, click the Up Arrow icon .
To expand a list of sub-accounts that have been collapsed, click the Down Arrow icon .
To create a sub-account, click the Add button.
To edit the name of a sub-account, click the Edit icon . Edit the name of the sub-account by typing in the name field. To save your changes, press the Return key (on a Mac) or Enter key (on a PC) on your keyboard.
To delete a sub-account, click the Delete icon .
Note: Sub-accounts that contain courses cannot be deleted.