Community Novice

Reset All Student Passwords

Hi - 

I saw one thread on this in regards to resetting every student's password via SIS import but this has not worked for me. 

Is there a way to bulk reset every students' password?

Thank you!

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Coach Emeritus

matt5834, I'm not sure of the answer to this question, but I'm going to share it with the‌ group in the Community to see if they can help!

Community Participant

Kona, Was there any response from Canvas Developers?

If there was they would have replied to this post. 😞

I'm not sure where you saw the original post about doing this, but you might try going back to that post and commenting on it to see if someone responds. 

Community Novice

Earlier this year, I was able to with a UI override. Its no longer working. I was hoping someone here had also experienced this.

Coach Emeritus


We are giving the Canvas Admins area a little bit of love (especially questions that are really, really old) and just want to check in with you.  This will also bring this question new attention. 


Were you able to find an answer to your question? I am going to go ahead and mark this question as answered because there hasn't been any more activity in a while so I assume that you have the information that you need. If you still have a question about this or if you have information that you would like to share with the community, by all means, please do come back and leave a comment.  Also, if this question has been answered by one of the previous replies, please feel free to mark that answer as correct.




This still isn't possible. I have to manually reset hundreds of passwords a day via the user interface.

Community Contributor

According to the API documentation:

Passwords can be overwritten by SIS imports as long as the password has never been manually set in the user interface.

We have an incident involving breach of security and we have to manually reset the passwords of over 1300 users via the UI.

It would be useful if the admin is given the option to perform a mass password reset when a security incident happen.