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How do I manage admin users in the Canvas Data Portal?

Find your school's Canvas URL

To find your school or institution's Canvas URL, begin typing the name of your school/institution. Results will appear after you type at least 3 characters. For best results be as specific as possible. If you can't find your school, try using any part of your school's name or searching for your school district or state. You may also need to search for the school using the acronym or full name, for example "USU" and "Utah State University".

How do I manage admin users in the Canvas Data Portal?

In the Canvas Data Portal, the Current Users section shows admins who have been given access to the Canvas Data Portal, along with their permissions. You can edit permissions for existing admins, add new admins, and delete admins.

Open Account

Open Account

Click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Canvas Data Portal

Open Canvas Data Portal

In Account Navigation, click the Canvas Data Portal link.

View Users

In the Credentials Portal, you can view the users who has been given access to the Canvas Data Portal.

Any admin who does not have access but who has tried to view the portal also appears in the list.

User information includes the admin's name [1] and admin's user ID [2].

Note: Canvas support agents who have managed support cases in your data portal may also display in the Manage Users list.

View Permissions

User information also displays permissions based on your institution's Canvas Data subscription.

In permissions, the no label means that the user cannot perform the listed permission. A yes label means that the user has access to perform the permission.

An account may include up to five available permissions:

  • Manage Users—can add other Canvas Data users for the account
  • Grant Admin Permissions—can allow Canvas Data users to add other Canvas Data users
  • Connect to Redshift—can generate credentials to connect to Redshift (hosted accounts only)
  • Manage IP Address Whitelist—can manage the IP whitelist (hosted accounts only)
  • Flat File Download—can download flat files from Canvas Data

Manage Users

To edit a user, click the Edit button [1]. To delete a user, click the Delete button [2].

Note: You cannot edit or delete information for your own account.

Add User

Add User

To add a new admin, scroll down the page to the Add New User section.

Enter the Canvas ID [1] and the Full Name [2] of the admin. Select the checkbox(es) for the permission(s) you want to enable for the user [3].

Click the Create User button [4].

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