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Canvas Course Role Permissions Comparison

Canvas Course Role Permissions Comparison

This document shows a chart of Student, TA, Teacher, Designer and Observer permissions. It is designed as a quick reference for default course role permission settings.

Course role permissions can be managed in the Permissions page.

Permissions are listed alphabetically, matching the order in the Canvas UI. Each permission includes the following information: 

  • The default status (enabled/disabled) for default user roles in Canvas
    • A non-editable status is indicated by an asterisk*.

Permission

Student

TA

Teacher

Designer

Observer

Analytics - view pages

✖️ ✔️  ✔️ ✖️ * ✖️ *

Announcements - view

 ✔️ ✔️  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️

Conversations - send messages to entire class

 ✖️  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️  ✖️

Conversations - send messages to individual course members

 ✔️  ✔️  ✔️ ✔️  ✖️

Course Calendar - add/edit/delete

 ✖️  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️ ✖️ *

Course Content - add/edit/delete

✖️ *  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️ ✖️

Courses - change visibility

✖️ * ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✖️ *

Courses - view usage reports

✖️ *  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️ ✖️ *

Discussions - create

✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✖️

Discussions - moderate

✖️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✖️

Discussions - post

✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✖️

Discussions - view

✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️  ✔️

Grades - edit

✖️ * ✔️ ✔️ ✖️ *

✖️

Grades - select final grade for moderation

✖️ * ✔️ ✔️ ✖️ * ✖️ *

Grades - view all grades

✖️ * ✔️ ✔️ ✖️ ✖️ *

Grades - view audit trail

✖️ * ✖️ * ✖️ ✖️ * ✖️ *

Groups - view all student groups

✖️  ✔️ ✔️  ✔️   ✖️

Item Banks - manage accounts

✖️‌ * ✖️‌ * ✖️  ✖️  ✖️‌ *

Learning Outcomes - add/edit/delete

 ✖️ ✖️   ✔️ ✔️  ✖️‌ *

Learning Outcomes - import

✖️‌ *  ✖️  ✔️ ✔️  ✖️ 

Manage Assignments and Quizzes

      Assignment and Quizzes - add

✖️‌ * ✔️   ✔️ ✔️   ✖️

      Assignment and Quizzes - delete

✖️‌ *  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️ ✖️ 

      Assignment and Quizzes - edit

✖️‌ *  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️ ✖️ 

Manage Course Files

      Manage Course Files

✖️‌ *  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️ ✖️ 

      Course Files - add

✖️‌ *  ✔️  ✔️ ✔️   ✖️

      Course Files - delete

✖️‌ *  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️ ✖️ 

Manage Course Sections

      Course Sections - add

✖️‌ * ✖️  ✔️  ✔️ ✖️‌ *

      Course Sections - delete

✖️‌ *  ✖️ ✔️  ✔️ ✖️‌ *

      Course Sections - edit

✖️‌ * ✖️  ✔️  ✔️ ✖️‌ *

Manage Courses

      Courses - conclude

✖️‌ * ✖️  ✔️  ✔️ ✖️‌ *

      Courses - delete

✖️‌ * ✖️‌ *  ✔️ ✔️  ✖️‌ *

      Courses - publish

✖️‌ * ✖️  ✔️  ✔️ ✖️‌ *

      Courses - reset

✖️‌ * ✖️‌ *  ✔️  ✖️  ✖️

Manage Groups

      Groups - add

✖️‌ *  ✔️ ✔️  ✔️ ✖️‌ *

      Groups - delete

✖️‌ *  ✔️ ✔️  ✔️ ✖️‌ *

      Groups - manage

✖️‌ *  ✔️ ✔️  ✔️ ✖️‌ *

Manage LTI

      LTI - add

✖️‌ *  ✔️  ✔️ ✔️  ✖️‌ *

      LTI - delete

✖️‌ * ✔️   ✔️  ✔️ ✖️‌ *

      LTI - edit

✖️‌ * ✔️   ✔️  ✔️ ✖️‌ *

Manage Pages

      Pages - create

✖️‌ *  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️ ‌‌✖️‌‌  

      Pages - delete

✖️‌ *  ‌✔️  ‌✔️ ✔️   ‌‌✖️‌‌ 

      Pages - update

✖️‌ *  ‌✔️  ‌✔️  ‌✔️  ‌‌✖️‌‌ 

Outcome Master Scales - add/edit

✖️‌ * ✖️‌ *  ‌✖️‌   ‌✖️‌  ✖️‌ *

Outcome Proficiency Calculations - add/edit

✖️‌ * ✖️‌ *  ‌✖️‌   ‌✖️‌  ✖️‌ *

Question Banks - view and link

✖️‌ * ✔️   ‌✔️ ✔️   ‌✖️‌ 

Rubrics - add/edit/delete

✖️‌ *  ‌✔️ ✔️  ✔️  ✖️‌ *

SIS Data - read

 ‌✖️‌  ✖️‌    ‌✔️ ✖️‌ * ✖️‌ *

Student Collaborations - create

 ‌✔️ ✔️  ✔️   ‌✔️  ‌‌✖️‌‌ 

Users - Designers

      Designers - add

✖️‌ *  ‌✖️‌  ‌‌‌✔️  ‌✖️‌  ✖️‌ *

      Designers - remove

✖️‌ *  ‌✖️‌  ✔️   ‌✖️‌  ✖️‌ *

Users - Observers

      Observers - add

✖️‌ *  ‌✔️  ‌✔️ ✔️  ✖️‌ *

      Observers - remove

✖️‌ *  ‌✔️  ‌✔️ ✔️  ✖️‌ *

Users - Students

      Students - add

✖️‌ * ✔️   ‌✔️ ✔️  ✖️‌ *

      Students - remove

✖️‌ * ✔️   ‌✔️ ✔️  ✖️‌ *

Users - TAs

      TAs - add

✖️‌ *  ‌✖️‌   ‌✔️  ‌‌✖️‌‌  ✖️‌ *

      TAs - remove

✖️‌ *  ‌✖️‌   ‌✔️ ✖️‌   ✖️‌ *

Users - Teachers

      Teachers - add

✖️‌ * ✖️ ✔️  ✖️‌   ✖️‌ *

      Teachers - remove

✖️‌ * ✖️ ✔️  ✖️‌   ✖️‌ *

Users - allow administrative actions in courses

 ‌✖️‌   ‌✔️  ‌✔️ ✖️‌   ✖️‌  

Users - generate observer pairings codes for students

✖️‌ *  ‌✖️‌  ✖️‌   ✖️‌   ✖️‌  

Users - manage students in courses

✖️‌ *  ‌✔️  ‌✔️ ✔️  ✖️‌ *

Users - view list

 ‌✔️ ✔️   ‌✔️ ✔️   ‌✖️‌ 

Users - view login IDs

✖️‌ * ✔️  ✔️ ✖️‌ * ✖️‌ *

Users - view primary email address

 ‌✖️‌  ✔️   ‌✔️  ‌✖️‌   ‌✖️‌ 

Web Conferences - create

✔️  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️   ‌✖️‌ 

 


Last update: 2022-03-30

 

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