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danieljlindholm
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Changing a User's Role in Canvas

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Is it possible to change a user's role in Canvas? For example, I would like to change a user's role from Teacher to Librarian.

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scottdennis
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Hey  @danieljlindholm ,

Welcome to the community.  We're happy to have you!

To answer your question, in Canvas users do not have roles that are specific to the user.  They are specific to a course or group.  So, one person might be a teacher in one course and an observer or student in another.  If you wanted someone to have a different role in a given course you could remove them and then re-add them with the other role.

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scottdennis
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Hey  @danieljlindholm ,

Welcome to the community.  We're happy to have you!

To answer your question, in Canvas users do not have roles that are specific to the user.  They are specific to a course or group.  So, one person might be a teacher in one course and an observer or student in another.  If you wanted someone to have a different role in a given course you could remove them and then re-add them with the other role.

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