Commonly used account-level roles

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Many institutions create the same type of account-level roles. This document talks about the most commonly used account-level roles in Canvas and their permissions. If you need help customizing your account-level roles, please contact your Customer Success Manager. Learn how to create account-level roles.

 

To learn more details about any of these account permissions, view the Account Permissions PDF.

 

For common permissions with vendor roles, view some suggestions from John Lowe in the document Vendor Roles.

 

Account Permissions

Here are a few examples of account-level roles that have been created by other Canvas admins.

 

Department Chair
  • Manage alerts
  • Mange global alerts
  • Post to discussions
  • Send messages to course members
  • View course content
  • View statistics
  • View the group pages of all student groups
  • View the list of courses
  • View usage reports for the course
Sub-Account Admin
  • Add, edit and delete events on the course calendar
  • Add/remove other teachers, course designers or TAs to the course
  • Add/remove students for the course
  • Become other users
  • Create student collaborations
  • Create web conferences
  • Edit grades (includes assessing rubrics)
  • Manage (add / edit / delete)  course files
  • Manage (add / edit / delete) assignments and quizzes
  • Manage (create / edit / delete) groups
  • Manage alerts
  • Manage all other course content
  • Manage faculty journal entries
  • Manage learning outcomes
  • Manage wiki (add / edit / delete pages)
  • Moderate discussions ( delete / edit other's posts, lock topics)
  • Modify login details for users
  • Post to discussions
  • See the list of users
  • Send messages to course members
  • View all grades
  • View all students' submissions and make comments on them
  • View and link to question banks
  • View course content
  • View statistics
  • View the group pages of all student groups
  • View the list of courses
  • View usage reports for the course
Outcomes Manager
  • Manage learning outcomes
  • See the list of users
  • VIew all grades
  • View analytics pages
  • View course content
  • View statistics
  • View usage reports for the course
Analytics Manager
  • See the list of users
  • Send messages to course members
  • VIew all grades
  • View analytics pages
  • View course content
  • View statistics
  • View usage reports for the course
Instructor Admin
  • Become other users
  • Read SIS data
  • Add, edit and delete events on the course calendar
  • Add/remove other teachers, course designers or TAs to the course
  • Add/remove students for the course
  • Change course state
  • Create student collaborations
  • Create web conferences
  • Edit grades (includes assessing rubrics)
  • Manage (add / edit / delete) assignments and quizzes
  • Manage (add / edit / delete) course files
  • Manage (create / edit / delete) course sections
  • Manage (create / edit / delete) groups
  • Manage all other course content
  • Manage faculty journal entries
  • Manage learning outcomes
  • Manage wiki (add / edit / delete pages)
  • Moderate discussions ( delete / edit other's posts, lock topics)
  • Post to discussions
  • See the list of users
  • Send messages to individual course members
  • Send messages to the entire class
  • View all grades
  • View all students' submissions and make comments on them
  • View analytics pages
  • View and link to question banks
  • View discussions
  • View the group pages of all student groups
  • View usage reports for the course
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