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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 Canvas Account Role Permissions PDF.

For common permissions with vendor roles, view some suggestions from John_Lowe@baylor.edu 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
  • Alerts - add / edit / delete
  • Conversations - send to individual course members
  • Course Content - view
  • Courses - view list
  • Courses - view usage reports
  • Global Announcements - add / edit / delete
  • Groups - view all student groups
  • Discussions - post
  • Statistics - view

Sub-Account Admin
  • Alerts - add / edit / delete
  • Assignments and Quizzes - add / edit / delete
  • Conversations - send to individual course members
  • Course Calendar - add / edit / delete events
  • Course Content - add / edit / delete
  • Course Files - add / edit / delete
  • Course Content - view
  • Courses - view list
  • Courses - view usage reports
  • Discussions - moderate
  • Discussions - post
  • Grades - edit
  • Grades - view all grades
  • Grades - View audit trail
  • Groups - add / edit / delete
  • Groups - view all student groups
  • Learning Outcomes - add / edit / delete
  • Pages - add / edit / delete
  • Question banks - view and link
  • Statistics - view
  • Submissions - view and make comments
  • Student Collaborations - create
  • Users - act as
  • Users - add / remove teachers, course designers or TAs in courses
  • Users - add / remove students in courses
  • Users - Generate observer pairing code for students
  • Users - manage login details
  • Users - view list
  • Web Conferences - create
Outcomes Manager
  • Analytics - view pages
  • Course Content - view
  • Courses - view usage reports
  • Grades - view all grades
  • Learning Outcomes - add / edit / delete
  • Learning Outcomes - import
  • Statistics - view
  • Users - view list
Analytics Manager
  • Analytics - view pages
  • Conversations - send to individual course members
  • Course Content - view
  • Courses - view usage reports
  • Grades - view all grades
  • Statistics - view
  • Users - view list
Instructor Admin
  • Analytics - view pages
  • Assignments and Quizzes - add / edit / delete
  • Conversations - send to entire class
  • Conversations - send to individual course members
  • Course Calendar - add / edit / delete events
  • Course Content - add / edit / delete
  • Course Files - add / edit / delete
  • Course Sections - add / edit / delete
  • Course State - manage
  • Courses - view usage reports
  • Discussions - moderate
  • Discussions - post
  • Discussions - view
  • Grades - edit
  • Grades - View all grades
  • Grades - View audit trail
  • Groups - add / edit / delete
  • Groups - view all student groups
  • Learning Outcomes - add / edit / delete
  • Pages - add / edit / delete
  • Question banks - view and link
  • SIS Data - read
  • Student Collaborations - create
  • Submissions - view and make comments
  • Grades - Select final grade for moderation
  • Users - add / remove teachers, course designers or TAs in courses
  • Users - add / remove students in courses
  • Users - act as
  • Users - view list
  • Web Conferences - create