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How do I act as a user in the Teacher app on my Android device as an admin?

Find your school's Canvas URL

To find your school or institution's Canvas URL, begin typing the name of your school/institution. Results will appear after you type at least 3 characters. For best results be as specific as possible. If you can't find your school, try using any part of your school's name or searching for your school district or state. You may also need to search for the school using the acronym or full name, for example "USU" and "Utah State University".

How do I act as a user in the Teacher app on my Android device as an admin?

If you are an admin, you can act as instructors in the Teacher app and take any action in the app as if they were the instructor. Only account-level users with the Act as users account permission can act as other users. This permission does not apply to sub-account admins.

Open User Menu

Open User Menu

Tap the Menu icon.

Act as User

Act as User

Tap the Act as User link.

Note: If the Act as User link is not available in your User Menu, you do not have the permission to perform this action.

Enter User ID

Enter User ID

View the domain in the Domain field [1]. It will already be populated for you.

In the User ID field [2], enter the Canvas ID number for the user. Then tap the Act as User button [3].

Note: The user's Canvas ID can be found as part of the user's URL in the web version of Canvas. Make sure you have the user's ID associated with the correct Canvas URL

View App as User

View App as User

View the Teacher app as the user. A magenta border will display on every page while you are acting as the user.

Stop Acting as User

Stop Acting as User

To stop acting as user, tap the Close icon.

Return to Account

Return to Account

To confirm and return to your account, tap the OK button.

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