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JH1213
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Admins "Acting as"

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Grades input to a class manually will have the instructor's name when you view the Gradebook History as a "Grader".  Items "auto graded" do not.

 

If an Administrator goes into a class "Acting As" the teacher, how does the Gradebook History label this?  As the Teacher... or the Admin... if a score has been changed while "Acting As"?

 

I'm not an Administrator and don't have the "Acting As" feature to test this myself, thus the question.

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bbennett2
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It will show as the user the administrator is acting on behalf of.

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bbennett2
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It will show as the user the administrator is acting on behalf of.

Thank you for the reply,

 

Is there a trail outside the class that would show this occurred? 

I mean what if there was an integrity issue with said Administrator using "Acting As" and changing grades for students? 

Is there a trail within Canvas that shows what an Administrator is doing?

 

If there isn't... why not?  I think there definitely needs to be.

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chriscas
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Hi @JH1213,

As far as I know, there is a trail left behind of the actual user who took actions.  It's not visible in the UI, but I believe Canvas support can see it on the back end, and I also think it would be available in the Canvas Data platform as well (but I am not positive).

-Chris

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bbennett2
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I did some testing this morning and the internal logs show the user you're acting as for actions. I know the API returns a "acting_as" key, so if you're making calls directly, you can see who did what. But the UI, even on the admin side, doesn't show if it was a masquerade user or the user directly. Reiterating what @chriscas said, if you have a major incident you're investigating, you should reach out to Canvas Support to get more detailed logs.

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