How do I create a user in a Canvas Studio site as an admin?

When users access Canvas Studio through Canvas, users are automatically given an Studio account, added to the Studio users list, and assigned a Studio role based on their user role in Canvas. However, if you need to add a specific user to Studio (usually as an admin), you should create their account through your institution's Studio site.

When you add a user to your Studio site, the user receives an email invitation to create a password to access the Studio site.

Note: Currently once you create a user, you cannot remove the user from the Studio account.

Sign in to Studio Site

Sign in to Studio Site

In a browser window, enter the URL of your Studio account [1].

In the Email field [2], enter your email address. This is the email address where you received your invitation to create an Studio password.

In the Password field [3], enter your password. If you forgot your password, click the Forgot password? link [4].

Click the Sign In button [5].


  • Studio sites follow a URL structure of [your institution name]
  • If your institution enables Canvas authentication, you can log into your Studio site with your Canvas credentials.

Open Studio Settings

Open Studio Settings

Click the Navigation Menu icon [1], then click the Studio Settings link [2].

View Studio Users

View Studio Users

In Studio Settings, click the Studio Users tab.

Create User

Click the Create User button.

Enter User Details

Enter the user's information for the account. The user's information only affects how the user is viewed in the Studio account and does not have any affect on a user's Canvas account. However, for best results, a user's Studio account information should match the user's Canvas information.

In the Full Name field [1], enter the user's full name.

In the Display Name field [2], enter the name that should be seen by other users in the account.

In the Email field [3], enter the user's email address. The user will be sent an email address to create an account password.

If you want to give admin rights to the user, click the Is Admin checkbox [4].

Save User

Save User

Click the Save button.