As an admin, you can review and manage permissions for course-level and account-level user roles. Depending on the user role, you may want to edit default permissions and set custom permissions for a user role in your account. Permissions grant or deny access to specific features within an account and course.
Note: Some permissions may not be available for sub-accounts. For full details about sub-account permissions and limitations, view the Canvas Account Permissions PDF.
In Global Navigation, click the Admin link , then click the name of the account .
By default, the permissions page displays course-level user role permissions .
To view account-level user role permissions, click the Account Roles tab .
Search and Filter Permissions
To search for a specific permission, type a permission name in the Search field . The search field uses predictive filtering.
You can also filter permissions by role. By default, the Permissions page displays all user roles. To filter permissions for a specific user role, type or select the name of the user role from the Permission Role Filter menu .
You can use the search and filter options to search permissions for specific user roles.
View Individual Permission
To view information about a specific permission, click the permission name.
View Additional Permission Details
The permission sidebar displays the permission name .
View and collapse specific details about the permission by clicking the What it Does and Additional Considerations arrow icons . Please note some permissions may not include these details.
The sidebar also displays the Assigned Roles section , which shows all enabled roles for the permission, and the Unassigned Roles section , which shows all disabled roles for the permission.
Manage Individual Permission
To manage user roles for the permission, click the icon next to the name of a user role . In the permission menu , the existing permission is indicated by a check mark.
Choose the new permission status by clicking one of the permission options: Enable, Enable and Lock, Disable, Disable and Lock, and Use Default. Locked options keep the setting from being changed by subaccount admins in a lower account. The new permission status is saved automatically.
Note: If a permission icon does not display as opaque, you cannot change the permission .