Which Role Gives the LEAST Amount of Access in Canvas?

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Hello, Of all the roles that can be added in Canvas, which one gives the LEAST amount of access to a course? I have to add some people to my course and I want to give them as little access as possible. I don't want them to be able to change anything, don't want them to be able to see student's grades, etc. How would they be characterized? Thank you.

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Hi @natsmy 

"Observer" is the role with the least access in a course.  It's designed to be used for parents/advisors who are linked to a particular student, so they can see that student's grades, but if the person is not linked to a student then they can only see published content, not assignments, discussion boards, quizzes, or anything else that allows for participation.

For more information about Observers, see https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Basics-Guide/What-is-the-Observer-role/ta-p/4 

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