Candice Lim

Organising your Canvas Account for Vocational Education

Blog Post created by Candice Lim Employee on Dec 12, 2018

This blog post is for you if

  • you work in the Vocational Education and Training space; and
  • you're one of the Canvas Admins at your organisation who will be making some strategic decisions about how you'll want to organise and run your Canvas instance for your staff and students


There are already multiple guides outlining the hierarchical structure within Canvas (here). The purpose of this blog is to provide a VET perspective of how you could apply your system hierarchy in Canvas. 


How should you structure your Canvas Sub-accounts within your VET instance?


Sub-accounts can be used to differentiate departments, locations, training packages, qualifications, and industry sponsor or partner models.


Consider your existing system hierarchy within your organisation. How can you mimic how your organisation is already set up within Canvas? We’ve outlined some models below to help you get started.


As always, have a chat with your Customer Success Manager to discuss which options could work for your organisation. 


Location or Region as a Sub-Account

This is for you if you want to separate sub-accounts for different locations or regions within your organisation


Training Package as a Sub-Account

This is for you if your organisation offers multiple training packages.


Qualification as a Sub-Account

This is for you if you offer a single training package and want account analytics at the qualification level.


Industry Sponsor or Partner as a Sub-Account

This is for you if you work with industry sponsors or partners and want to add co-branding.


How do you organise your Canvas account structure?  Share your thoughts!


Ready for the next step? Take a look at another article we've written, Considerations for Course Creation in Vocational Education.


Developed in collaboration with
Amelia Hayson, Senior Customer Success Manager (APAC)