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Ability to change a users role without deleting the user

Ability to change a users role without deleting the user

  This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

 

  Idea will be open for vote June 3rd, 2015 - September 2nd, 2015  Learn more about voting...

Currently, to change a users role on a course, the user has to be deleted and added back in.  This results in additional, unnecessary invitations to the course.  It would be great if we could simply change or add roles to the user without deleting.

 

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sriddle
Community Participant

Yes, please....

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

This is absolutely something we would love to have! So very very inefficient to have to delete someone from a course just to change their role in the course.

chofer
Community Coach
Community Coach

Maybe this would be even more efficient if Admins were able to do this at the Account level?  For example, search for a student/instructor name, go to the user's profile, and then see a listing of the courses the user is registered for (this part currently exists).  The addition would be to have some kind of drop-down list next to each course for the user so that we could easily change roles for multiple courses all at one time.


EDIT: Here is what our Admin pages of Pearson eCollege's LearningStudio looks like that allows us to do what I describe.

ChangeUserStatus.jpg

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

That would probably work... Yet, it doesn't fit into how Canvas does things right now so I'm not sure which would be easier to implement. Honestly I don't care which way we needed to do it as long as we had the ability! 🙂

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

Hello  @egronikowski ,

Thank you for taking the time to submit to the feature ideas forum.

I just now updated your idea submission to the queue that will open for vote on June 3rd.

Cheers,

Scott

tmcgee
Community Member

Great idea. I will vote early and often for this change.

scottdennis
Community Team
Community Team

Once is plenty, Deactivated user​!   Smiley Happy

SPARROWR
Community Participant

Great idea! I'm excited for voting to begin next month for this!

r_v_jones
Community Contributor

Problem with this is it puts more work on Admins, whilst I think it could work I would rather have it at a course level feature

r_v_jones
Community Contributor

This would be a good idea and should be at a course level I think

chofer
Community Coach
Community Coach

All our enrollments were handled automatically through our Banner SIS into eCollege, so we didn't have to manually change a user's status too much.  However, when we did have to manually change several statuses at once, this was an easy way to do it rather than by going from course to course.

frankel
Community Champion

Great idea.  Will definitely vote yes when it's available.

cms_hickss
Community Contributor

This would be great; especially for Sub-Account Admin Management.

klundstrum
Community Coach
Community Coach

This would be handy!

hvaughn
Community Contributor

Yes - would love to be able to do this!

vrs07nl
Community Contributor

Totally agree with the request and reasons

Being able to

a) (un)enrol users by role across more than one course at a time would also be a real admin time saver

b) search for enrollments by role across courses ( instaed of having to go into each course at at time or looking at users profiles) would also be a fantastic time saver

sharris
Community Participant

Yes ! This would be a great feature.

pohlmanma
Community Contributor

This is a bit of a painful process for both the admin of the course as well as for the participant. Please add this feature to Canvas to help streamline this fairly simple tasks for all! Thanks!

hvaughn
Community Contributor

This is now open for voting, so be sure to cast your vote.

maryanne
Community Member

Great idea