I want to add someone to all department canvas sites so that courses can be reassigned (e.g. medical emergencies, instructor leaves dept etc). What is the best way to do that?
The best approach for this is probably not to "add someone to all department canvas sites", but to create an administrator role that is able to see and add people to courses. To do that, the role would need these permissions:
Courses - view list
Users - add / remove teachers, course designers, or TAs in courses
This will work best if you have your Canvas account set up with sub-accounts for each department, so that you can grant the person that administrator role only within the department's sub-account, and they would only be able to see/add users to the courses within that sub-account.
There are instructions for creating new admin roles atHow do I add an account-level role in the Permissions page? , and a description of accounts and sub-accounts at https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10895-canvas-admin-guide-table-of-contents#jive_content_id_Accounts_and_Sub_Acc…
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