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Canvas Catalog Release Notes (2017-03-20)

Canvas Catalog Release Notes (2017-03-20)

In this Catalog release, admins can assign users to be subcatalog admins for an individual catalog or subcatalog.

Canvas Catalog is an all-in-one learning solution that integrates with the Canvas LMS as a course registration system, payment gateway, and learning platform. Learn more about Canvas Catalog.

  New Features



Subcatalog Admins
Admins can assign users to be subcatalog admins over an individual catalog or subcatalog. This feature allows institutions to delegate administration tasks such as downloading reports and managing listings. However, subcatalog admins cannot manage API functionality for the subcatalog.

Subcatalog admins can be any user who already has a Catalog account. Admins can add a subcatalog admin by accessing the Subcatalog Admins link in the Catalog admin navigation menu. Please note that any subcatalog admin also inherits rights to manage any subcatalogs within a catalog or subcatalog.

Once the subcatalog admin is added to a catalog, the catalog cannot be changed for the user. If necessary, admins can delete and re-add the user as a subcatalog admin for a different catalog or subcatalog.


Subcatalog Admin View
When a user is added to Catalog as a subcatalog admin, the user is not notified regarding admin status. However, when subcatalog admins log in to Catalog, their user menu includes a link to the Catalog Admin section.

The name of the subcatalog admin’s catalog or subcatalog is displayed in the Catalog navigation menu. The subcatalog admin can view and manage all listings, catalogs, promotions, reports, and analytics for the assigned catalog or subcatalog.


If the assigned catalog or subcatalog includes one or multiple subcatalogs, the subcatalog admin can view and access them from the Catalog menu.


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