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Force Enroll Students

Force Enroll Students

K12 students do not need the option to accept an invite to a course. When a teacher invites a student to a course, they need the option to force enroll the student into the course. Many times younger students will not accept the invite. This causes an issue with getting a student into a course. For other non-SIS created courses, the teacher needs the ability to for enrolling students from the People page. This would keep a K12 student from declining the invite because they don't want to be that course. 

17 Comments
Community Coach
Community Coach

I can see the value in a message being sent to the individual indicating they have been force enrolled in the class.  When I enroll a user manually I normally do that now, and have to explain that they should see the course invitation so if it is generated automatically that would save me even more time. 

If someone is enrolled in error and they are sent a message, hopefully this will prompt them to respond if they know there was an error.  In your example, there would be another Bob Smith who needs to be in the class that isn't.  If someone just ignores the invitation, the other individual could be equally panicked they are not in a class they should be!

Surveyor

Definitely agree would be great in a K-12 environment.   Even when I may mass load students for a course, the instructor may want to add a few.  For example, our counselors often create courses and we don't generate them from the SIS.  I can mass load the students assigned to them but if a new student enrolls the next day, they don't have the course.  The counselors have found that students hit that decline button quickly because they aren't expecting it and and then they have to go find them and that warn them the invitation is coming.

Learner II

The suggestion would also help out users who are using Trust Accounts connected to another instance of Canvas. We manually role because we know the Account ID of our users but do not know the SIS ID. 

Surveyor

I really like the idea to fully add users, as the current convention is very misleading. Instructors are often very confused, since, when they click on the +People button it brings up a pop up window titled "Add People". However, instructors aren't actually adding people, they are inviting people.

Surveyor

I would love a check box to auto-enroll without needing to accept an invitation.  Now, when I need to do this, I add the person, then go back to the person's account, masquerade as them, then accept the invitation, then stop masquerading...what a pain!

Community Member

It would be a great change. An example is in our institution, where there are many cases of students who, due to the possibility of refusal the invitation, understand that the acceptance is optional, when it isn't. This often generates inconvenience and dissatisfaction.

Surveyor

This option makes perfect sense for a K-12 environment where the teachers create their own courses (hence SIS Import is not always suitable) and student acceptance is not optional.