Permissions granularity - allow moving students between sections without allowing add

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We automatically apply student enrolments to Canvas from our SIS. We do not want to allow teachers to enrol students, however we do want to allow them to add/move existing students to other sections within their course. 

For example we have semester based sections within one course which could be taught multiple times over the year. So if an individual student needs to have access extended beyond their semester of study, then they should be added to a second section, which provides access for the whole academic year. 

Before Christmas 2021 instructors were able to add existing students to additional sections, but attempting this now generates an unhelpful 'Ajax' error. It seems that we were taking advantage of a loophole which Canvas has now tightened up (although it is not clear why this action generates an Ajax error, rather than the menu option itself being hidden).

Please improve granularity to allow instructors to manage the sections of existing students without having the ability to add new students to a course. 

6 Comments
KristinL
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Open
 
m_garcia1
Community Participant

Excellent idea. I have voted for it

KeithMurfin
New Member

This is a huge deal for us and takes away the usefulness of having sections as an administrative way to mange a collection of students as a separate feature to the teaching feature of groups.

Please separate the permission so that we can prevent Teachers form adding new students to a course (as this is managed by SIS) but allow them to add new section enrolments for students who are already in the course.

BelleWi11
New Member

This would be most helpful for us, as  a huge deal for us and takes away the usefulness of having sections as an administrative way to manage a collection of students as a separate feature to the teaching feature of groups.

Please separate the permission so that we can prevent Teachers from adding new students to a course (as this is managed by SIS) but allow them to add new section enrolments for students who are already in the course.

PeterDelgado
Community Member

Lets do it! 

While we're young.

👍🏼

TeaganWilliams
New Member

This would be very helpful.  It is a massive pain point for our Teaching Staff and administrators.