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Canvas Permissions PDF Updates

Canvas Permissions PDF Updates

This document provides updates that are made to the Canvas Course Role Permissions and Canvas Account Role Permissions resource documents.

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2022-02-16

Webhooks - manage

  • REMOVED; no longer a permission that can be enabled

2022-01-15

Feature Previews - enable / disable

  • Role: Account
  • Renamed permission to Feature Options - enable / disable

Feature Previews, - view

  • Role: Account
  • Renamed permission to Feature Options - view

LTI - add / edit / delete

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Renamed permission to Manage LTI

For more information, please see Canvas Release Notes (2022-01-15) 

2021-09-18

Assignments and Quizzes - add / edit / delete

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Renamed permission to Assignments and Quizzes - manage / edit
  • Moved add / edit functionality to Manage Assignments and Quizzes

Manage Assignments and Quizzes

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Added granular permissions: add, delete

Manage Courses

  • Role: Account, Course
  • What it does: Removed add permission

Courses - add

  • Role: Account
  • Added permission (previously included in Manage Courses)

Users - Generate observer pairing code for students

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Additional Considerations: Added details about self registration and QR codes

For more information, please see Canvas Release Notes (2021-09-18) 

2021-08-18

Assignments and Quizzes - add / edit / delete

  • Role: Account, Course
  • What it Does: Removed Discussions
  • Additional Considerations: Added Discussions

Discussions - moderate

  • Role: Account, Course
  • What it does: Updated description
  • Additional Considerations: For Discussions, changed permission about editing to Discussions - moderate only.

Discussions - post

  • Role: Account
  • Additional Considerations: Added "If the option requiring users to post before seeing replies is selected in a discussion, users must post a reply to view all posts unless Discussions - moderate is also enabled."

2021-07-17

Item Banks - manage account

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Added new permission

For more information, please see Canvas Release Notes (2021-06-19) 

2021-07-08

Manage Courses

  • Role: Course
  • Clarified user defaults for all permissions

Manage Course Files

  • Role: Course
  • Clarified user defaults for all permissions

Manage Course Sections

  • Role: Course
  • Clarified user defaults for all permissions

Manage Course Pages

  • Role: Course
  • Clarified user defaults for all permissions

Users - Designers

  • Role: Course
  • Clarified user defaults for all permissions

Users - Students

  • Role: Course
  • Clarified user defaults for all permissions

Users - Observers

  • Role: Course
  • Clarified user defaults for all permissions

Users - TAs

  • Role: Course
  • Clarified user defaults for all permissions

Users - Teachers

  • Role: Course
  • Clarified user defaults for all permissions

2021-07-07

Manage Courses

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Added Courses - Reset granular permission

Manage Courses

  • Role: Account
  • Removed Admin - Manage / Update; moved to its own permission

For more information, please see Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-07-07) 

2021-06-23

Users - Manage Login Details

  • Role: Account
  • Additional Considerations: Added To merge users, the Self Service User Merge feature option must also be enabled.

For more information, please see Canvas Deploy Notes (2021-06-23) 

2021-06-19

Courses  - add / edit / delete

  • Role: Account
  • Renamed permission to Manage Courses and created granular permissions: manage / update / add / conclude / delete / publish
  • Role: Course
  • Renamed permission to Manage Courses and created granular permissions: add / conclude / delete / publish

Course State - manage

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Removed permission and incorporated into Manage Courses - add / conclude / delete / publish

For more information, please see Canvas Release Notes (2021-06-19) 

2021-05-15

Courses - Course Templates

  • Role: Account
  • Features Affected: Course Templates

Create Course Templates

  • Role: Account
  • Added new permission

Edit Course Template

  • Role: Account
  • Added new permission

Delete Course Template

  • Role: Account
  • Added new permission

For more information, please see Canvas Release Notes (2021-05-15)

2021-03-20

Course Files  - add / edit / delete

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Renamed permission to Manage Course Files and created granular permissions: add / edit / delete

Users - add / remove students from courses

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Added note that the permission has been consolidated and separated into individual user permissions.

Users - Students

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Added granular permissions

Users - add / remove teachers, course designers, or TAs from courses

  • Role: Account, Course
  • REMOVED; added note that the permission has been consolidated and separated into individual user permissions: Users - Designers, Users - Observers, Users - TAs, Users - Teachers

Users - Designers

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Added granular permissions: Add / Remove

Users - Observers

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Added granular permissions: Add / Remove

Users - TAs

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Added granular permissions: Add / Remove

Users - Teachers

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Added granular permissions: Add / Remove

Users - Allow Administrative Actions

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Added permissions information

For more information, please see Canvas Release Notes (2021-03-20)  

2021-01-16

Users - Act As

  • Role: Account
  • Features Affected: In People (Account), added This permission should only be assigned to users that your institution has authorized to act as other users in your entire Canvas account. Users with this permission may be able to use the Act as feature to manage account settings, view and adjust grades, access user information, etc. This permissions also allows admins designated to a sub-account to access settings and information outside of their sub-account.

Manage Pages - create / delete / update

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Clarified granular permissions

Manage Course Sections - add / edit / delete

  • Role: Account, Course
  • Clarified granular permissions

For more information, please see Canvas Release Notes (2021-01-16)

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