What permissions are necessary to modify the size of a course (file storage)?
Hi @william_dastrup ,
That is a very good question, I had a poke around https://s3.amazonaws.com/tr-learncanvas/docs/Canvas_Permissions_Account.pdf and https://s3.amazonaws.com/tr-learncanvas/docs/Canvas_Permissions_Course.pdf
The account document addresses the setting of the defaults, but the course doesn't mention anything (and I only have systems where I have admin permissions so checking is problematic).
I therefore will share this with the Canvas Admins group, as I hope someone there may be able to shed some additional light on this for you.
Hope that helps!
It MIGHT be the "Courses - add/edit/delete" permission. Part of the description for that permission is:
Course Settings (Course Details tab): Allows user to access the Navigation tab in Course Settings. Allows user to access Student View (test student), Copy this Course, Reset Course Content, and Permanently Delete Course buttons. Allows user to edit course image, name, course code, time zone, subaccount, term, and other options in Course Details tab.
so i did some testing. Under account roles there is a permission called Storage Quotas - manage i added this to our course designers and they were able to change the course setting file storage. It would be nice if this course be controlled by a course role however.
That's interesting, because my understanding was that that permission only allowed the admin to change the overall default, not individual course quotas. And our custom role ("Campus Admin") has the Storage Quotas permission and is NOT able to adjust individual course file storage.
Does your campus admin user have rights in the same account or sub-account as where the course is located?
Yes, they do have that permission in the account. If you're seeing something different, I wonder if it's because we create our courses via SIS Import. I have long found that there are some mystery differences for our institution because our course creation is SIS-driven instead of manual.