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Student View Permissions

Student View Permissions

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Currently the student View button for Account Admins is tied to the Course (Add/Edit/Delete) permission. Users must have this permission to have the student view button. We believe this permission should not be tied to the ablity to create/edit/delete courses since they are very different functionality. We would like the Student View be its own permission that we can set on or off for Account Admin roles. We also believe it would be benifical to have this permission for course roles giving admins the abilty to create a teacher based role that may or may not use student view. 

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Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Moderating

@wcuFerni 

Thanks for sharing this information. There is a separate Act As permission for account roles. Have you confirmed that you need to have this as well as the Course (Add/Edit/Delete) permission enabled for admins for them to be able to use Student View?

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

@wcuFerni  Separately, we have a conversation underway requesting the equivalent of Act As functionality for teachers: Specific "Real" student view

rpollack
Community Participant

please add!

wcuFerni
Community Member

@Stef_retired Yes, our IDs are currently using Act As but stated that student view is easier to work with. It also does not need enrollment in a course, which will help with Blueprint courses. 

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team

@wcuFerni Thanks for confirming that! We'll move this forward for broader discussion as a request for a separate permission.

Stef_retired
Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Open
 
adehart
Community Member

Currently in order for a subaccount admin  to access Student View they have to be given the permissions "Courses - add/edit/delete".  Can these permissions be split apart as there is the need for someone to be able to see the Student View but not create new courses?  Thanks

C_Miller
New Member

I'm a learning technologist supporting colleagues at my institution in their use of Canvas. Course design, testing, problem solving, fixing errors and so on benefits from a streamlined workflow. I work across a multitude of courses at any one time. Seemingly unecessarily convoluted pathways through the UI are a frustration. Access to student view from the outset of accessing to a course (rather than being forced to add users) would be much appreciated here.

ku60530
New Member

We currently have a read-only admin role that heads of school, heads of department, etc use to review courses in their area of responsibility. The role is not intended to allow them to modify courses but they would like to experience the course as a student does. It would be very useful to pull the "Student View" function out as a separate permission.

lstickdo
Community Member

I would like to see the Student View permission separated from Courses-Add/edit/delete.  I have a very distributed Canvas instance, and I have a lot of Account admins who need to be able to use the student view but NOT have access to the Courses-add/edit/delete permissions. Please separate these permissions. Thanks, Lisa Stickdorn

DanielP
New Member

We also have a very large and distributed Canvas environment, with many different levels of Admins and custom Account roles. Our dedicated HelpDesk Remote team would benefit greatly from Student View being broken out into it's own permission, as we could then add it to the custom Account role we have assigned to members of their team. They would use this permission to help support our student and faculty users that reach out for support, and helps them to establish where the root cause of reported issues reside (user-side or in Canvas). We feel we cannot add it for our HelpDesk users while it is bundled with these other permissions under Courses - Manage, such as "Permanently Delete Course," as that would introduce a degree of risk that we're not comfortable with. Act As also introduces a greater level of access than we feel is ideal to grant to our HelpDesk team.

Thank you for your consideration in separating the Student View permission out.

JosephGliddon
New Member

This is important to us as well.

We have a lot of distributed admin staff who need to see courses as students but who we do not want to be able to delete courses.

In fact I will be dramatically reducing the number of people who can delete courses. (not that we have had a problem but its an accident waiting to happen) 

PaulSijpkes
Community Member

Like others in this thread, I'm a Learning Designer providing support to academics in my institution.  I don't want to add myself as a Course Designer to every course that I look at. I just want a simple permission that allows me to see Student View when I access a course through the Admin tab and need to make some edits. 

I don't need (or want) to be able to delete courses as this is something managed by the course approvals process at our University.  Please add this feature as a matter of urgency as we have many support staff affected by this issue.

MW_UON
New Member

As a Learning Designer I agree with all the points from PaulSijpkes above. I also don't want to add myself to every course and then not be able to revoke it, leading to my all course list being unmanageable. Please add this feature soon, it's vital for our role and efficiency.