Canvas Permission Updates

Document created by jlafrance@instructure.com Employee on May 16, 2015Last modified by Erin Hallmark on Dec 9, 2017
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Hello Canvas Admins!

 

We appreciate all of the feedback we've received regarding the need for better communication of permission updates.

 

This purpose of this document is to inform you of any updates or changes that are made to the Canvas Course Role Permissions and Canvas Account Role Permissions PDF documents. We will specify which permission was updated and what specifically changed with the permission. We typically publish updates to the permission documents on production release days, when necessary. Occasionally, we may publish updates in between release cycles.

 

The most recent update(s) will always be listed at the top of this document.

 

Follow this document if you want to receive update notifications. We will continue to do our best to provide the most accurate information, but as always, please let us know if you find any inconsistencies.

 


December 9, 2017

Manage (add / edit / delete) assignments and quizzes

  • Role: Account, Course
  • What it Does: added Allows user to add assignment groups in a course. and Allows user to enable and edit assignment group weighting in a course.
  • Additional Considerations: added To access the Assignments Index Page, View course content must be enabled.

 

For more information, please see Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-12-09)

 

November 18, 2017

Create Web Conferences

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Additional Considerations: added This permission controls a user’s ability to create conferences in courses and groups.

 

October 28, 2017

Description

  • Role: Account
  • Expanded list of permissions that don't apply to subaccounts to include Blueprint Courses (create / edit / associate / delete), Manage SIS data, and Manage Developer Keys

 

Blueprint Courses (create / edit / associate / delete)

  • Role: Account
  • Additional Considerations: added Not available at the sub-account level.

 

Manage SIS data

  • Role: Account
  • Additional Considerations: added Not available at the sub-account level.

 

Manage Developer Keys

  • Role: Account
  • Additional Considerations: added Not available at the sub-account level.

 

October 7, 2017

See the list of users

  • Role: Account
  • What it Does: removed Allows user to view groups in the account.
  • Additional Considerations: added To view account-level groups, Manage (create / edit / delete) groups must also be enabled.

 

View the group pages of all student groups

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Additional Considerations: removed To prevent users from viewing group pages, View the group pages of all student groups and Manage (add / edit / delete) groups must both be disabled.

 

Manage SIS data

  • Role: Account
  • What it Does: added Allows user to view and add other users to courses via SIS ID.
  • Additional Considerations: added To add users to courses via SIS ID, Add/remove students for the course and/or Add/remove other teachers, course designers or TAs to the course must also be enabled. 

 

Add/remove students for the Course

  • Role: Account
  • Additional Considerations: added To add a user to a course via SIS ID, Manage SIS Data must also be enabled.

 

Add/remove other teachers, course designers or TAs to the course

  • Role: Account
  • Additional Considerations: added To add a user to a course via SIS ID, Manage SIS Data must also be enabled.

 

September 16, 2017

Act as users

  • Role: Account
  • Updated to the new name of the permission for consistency with the Canvas interface (previously masquerade as user)

 

LTI add an edit

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Features Affected: Course Settings
  • What it Does: Revised text to include delete an app in Course Settings

 

Manage all other course content

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Features Affected: Attendance
  • What it Does: Removed designer as a role that can access the Attendance tool

 

Change course state

  • Role: Account
  • Additional Considerations: added Modules section; users with this permission can publish non-Modules courses

 

For more information, please see Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-09-16)

 

August 5, 2017

Blueprint Courses (create / edit / associate / delete)

  • Role: Account
  • What it Does: removed sections on Assignments, Discussions, Files, Pages, and Quizzes. 

 

Manage (add / edit / delete) course files

  • Role: Account, Course
  • What it Does: added Allows user to access the File tab in the Content Selector.

 

June 24, 2017

Blueprint Courses (create / edit / associate / delete)

  • Role: Account
  • Added information about this permission to the Canvas Account Permissions PDF

 

Manage (add / edit / delete) courses

  • Role: Account
  • What it Does: added Blueprint Courses information
  • Additional Consideration: added Blueprint Courses information

 

View the list of courses

  • Role: Account
  • What it Does: added Blueprint Courses information
  • Additional Considerations: added Blueprint Courses information

 

Manage (add / edit / delete) assignments and quizzes

  • Role: Account, Course
  • What it Does: added Blueprint Courses information
  • Additional Considerations: added Blueprint Courses information

 

Manage (add / edit / delete) course files

  • Role: Account, Course
  • What it Does: added Blueprint Courses information
  • Additional Considerations: added Blueprint Courses information

 

Manage (add / edit / delete) pages

  • Role: Account, Course
  • What it Does: added Blueprint Courses information
  • Additional Considerations: added Blueprint Courses information

 

Moderate discussions (delete / edit other's posts, lock topics)

  • Role: Account, Course
  • What it Does: added Blueprint Courses information
  • Additional Considerations: added Blueprint Courses information

 

View discussions

  • Role: Account, Course
  • What it Does: added Blueprint Courses information
  • Additional Considerations: added Blueprint Courses information

 

View course content

  • Role: Account
  • Additional Considerations: Added If course visibility is limited to users enrolled in the course, this permission allows a user to view course content without being enrolled in the course.

 

For more information, please see Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-06-24)

 

June 3, 2017

Manage (add / edit / delete) assignments and quizzes

  • Role: Course, Account
  • Additional Considerations: Added To moderate a quiz, Edit grades must also be enabled.

 

Edit grades

  • Role: Course, Account
  • Additional Considerations: Added To moderate a quiz, Manage (add / edit / delete) assignments and quizzes must also be enabled.

 

May 13, 2017

Both PDFs have been updated to show the default notification settings for each role.

 

April 22, 2017

Moderate Grades

  • Role: Course, Account
  • What it does: Removed mention that this permission allows a user to select students for a moderation set and publish final grades to the Gradebook.

 

View all grades

  • Role: Course, Account
  • What it does: Added Allows user to add students to an assignment moderation set.
  • Related Information: Added To access an assignment’s moderation page, Moderate grades must also be enabled.

 

Edit grades

  • Role: Course, Account
  • What it does: Added Allows user to add students to an assignment moderation set, grade a moderated assignment in SpeedGrader, and publish final moderated grades.
  • Related Information: Added To access an assignment’s moderation page, Moderate grades must also be enabled.

 

For more information, please see Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-22)

 

April 1, 2017

Manage (add / edit / delete) courses

  • Role: Account
  • What it does: Removed mention of requiring this permission to view student context cards in the People page.

 

Manage account-level settings

  • Role: Account
  • What it does: Removed mention of requiring this permission to view the Apps tab in account settings.

 

Manage (add / edit / delete) courses

  • Role: Account
  • What it does: Removed mention of requiring this permission to view the Apps tab in account settings.

 

For more information, please see Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-04-01)

 

February 18, 2017

Manage SIS data

  • Role: Account
  • What it does: Added At the course level, allows user to view and add other users to courses via SIS ID.
  • Related Information: Added permission details about Read SIS data.

 

Read SIS data

  • Role: Account
  • Related Information: Added To view the list of users in the course, See the list of users must also be enabled. 
  • Related Information: Added To add users via SIS ID, Add/remove students for the course and/or Add/remove other teachers, course designers, or TAs to the course must also be enabled.
  • Related Information: Added permission details about Manage SIS data.

 

Read SIS data

  • Role: Course
  • Related Information: Added To view the list of users in the course, See the list of users must also be enabled. 
  • Related Information: Added To add users via SIS ID, Add/remove students for the course and/or Add/remove other teachers, course designers, or TAs to the course must also be enabled.

 

For more information, please see Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-02-18)

 

Manage (add / edit / delete) courses

  • Role: Account
  • What it Does: Added Allows account-level roles to view a student’s context card in the People page, announcement replies, and discussion replies.
  • Related information: Removed mention of requiring Add/remove other teachers permission for cross-listing; Added If this permission is not enabled, users can still view student context cards through the Gradebook.

 

Add/remove other teachers, course designers, or TAs to the course

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Related Information: Removed paragraph about cross-listing permissions (this permission is not required for cross-listing).

 

Manage (add / edit / delete) course sections 

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Related information: Removed mention of requiring Add/remove other teachers permission for cross-listing.

 

View all grades

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Related Information: When referencing student analytics, removed mention of requiring the Edit grades permission. 

 

View analytics pages

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Related Information: Removed mention of requiring the Edit grades permission.

 

See the list of users

  • Role: Account, Course
  • What it does: Added Allows user to view groups in the account and in a course and Allows user to view groups in a course, respectively.

 

January 28, 2017

Introduction

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Added general information about how accounts may contain additional permissions according to additional integrations. Only permissions available to all Canvas institutions will be listed in the document. For other permissions, please reference the information relating to the integration.

 

Add/remove other admins for the account

  • Role: Account
  • What it does: Added Allows user to access and edit the Admin settings in Commons.

 

Manage (add / edit / delete) assignments and quizzes

  • Role: Account, Course
  • What it does: Added Allows user to share a quiz to Commons.

 

Manage all other course content

  • Role: Account, Course
  • What it does: Added Allows user to import resources from Commons into a course.

 

See the list of users

  • Role: Account, Course
  • What it does: Added Allows users to view and add users in a collaboration.

 

View all grades

  • Role: Account, Course
  • What it does: Added Allows user to view a link to SpeedGrader from assignments.

 

View discussions

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Related Information: Added To share a discussion to Commons, Manage all other course content must also be enabled.

 

For more information, please see Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-01-28)

 

 

To view changes pre–2017, please view a previous version of this document.

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