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tom_ashley
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Best way to add huge (140+) numbers of people to a course??

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We have over 130 teachers and I need to add them all to a "Teacher Resource  Center" Canvas course. I don't have time to type in all those emails. Is there a faster way to add them all to this course? Like an invite code??

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kmeeusen
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Hi  @tom_ashley 

Nobody in our business has that much time.

Yes, you can set a course to open enrollment, Canvas then provides you with a URL that includes a join code, you distribute that URL via email and you faculty simply follow the URl and click Enroll in course.

  • Go to Setting in the Course,
  • Go to the Course Details tab,
  • Scroll all the way to the bottom,
  • Click "More Options",
  • Keep scrolling
  • Check the box "Let Students self-enroll by sharing with them a secret URL"
  • Click "Update course Details", and
  • You will get the URL to share. See screenshot below....

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I hope this is helpful,

Kelley

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kmeeusen
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Hi  @tom_ashley 

Nobody in our business has that much time.

Yes, you can set a course to open enrollment, Canvas then provides you with a URL that includes a join code, you distribute that URL via email and you faculty simply follow the URl and click Enroll in course.

  • Go to Setting in the Course,
  • Go to the Course Details tab,
  • Scroll all the way to the bottom,
  • Click "More Options",
  • Keep scrolling
  • Check the box "Let Students self-enroll by sharing with them a secret URL"
  • Click "Update course Details", and
  • You will get the URL to share. See screenshot below....

319516_pastedImage_2.png

I hope this is helpful,

Kelley

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chofer
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Hello there,  @tom_ashley ...

I've marked  @kmeeusen 's answer as "Correct" because he has given you some really good advice.  For your reference, here is a written Guide that includes some screen shots, too: How do I enable course self-enrollment with a join code or secret URL? 

Another option for you would be via SIS import.  I'm not sure if you are an administrator for your school's Canvas environment or not, but you could create a file that contains all the enrollments and then upload that file into Canvas.  The Guides for SIS imports are locate here.

I hope this extra bit of information will be helpful to you, Tom.  Please let us know if you have any questions.