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Account Settings (Admins)

Account Settings (Admins)

In this video, you will learn about Account Settings.

Last updated 2023-06-02


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Video overviews reflect current feature functionality in Canvas; they are updated based on workflow changes, not on minor or non-functional interface enhancements. Depending on your institution's Canvas theme, the Canvas interface may display differently than shown in this video, but the functionality is the same.


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In this video, you will learn about Account Settings. To open account settings, click the Admin link in Global Navigation, click the name of the account, and click the Settings link in Account Navigation. Account Settings includes several tabs.

In the Settings tab, you can edit the account name, manage the account’s default language, time zone, self-enrollment options, trusted HTTP referers, and default dashboard view. You can also manage other account settings by selecting or deselecting setting checkboxes. You can also view Canvas cloud information, manage the Slack API key, personal pronouns, quiz IP address filters, and account features. In the Help Menu Options section, you can customize the Help menu name and icon that appears in Global Navigation. You can also manage which links display in the menu, change the order in which they display, and add custom links. Lastly, in Account Settings, you can manage similarity detection platform settings, enabled web services, and manage who can create new courses.

To manage account quotas, click the Quotas tab. You can adjust default account quotas for courses, users, and groups. You can also adjust quotas for a specific course or group in the Manually Settable Quotas section.

To customize Canvas notification sender settings, click the Notifications tab. Here you can set a custom “From” sender name for notifications in the account and choose to enable a one time pop-up warning for users on the Notification Preferences page.

To view and manage admins in your account, click the Admins tab. You can view all admins and their admin role. You can remove an admin by clicking the remove icon. To add an admin to the account, click the Add Account Admins button.

To create a global announcement, click the Announcements tab. You can send Global Announcements to all users in the account or to specific users using the Add New Announcement button.

To run reports about data in your account, click the Reports tab. To view details about a report, click the question mark icon. To download the last run version of the report, click the Download icon. To configure settings to customize a report, click the Configure button. To run a report, click the Run Report button.

To view and manage LTI apps in your account, click the Apps tab. You can manage the app list by clicking the Manage App List button and view app configurations by clicking the View App Configurations button.

In the Feature Options tab, you can enable or disable feature options by default and choose to lock or unlock feature options for editing at the sub-account or course levels. Feature options are divided into two sections, Account and Course. Features are listed in one of those sections depending on the feature’s functionality level. To view a description of a feature option, click the option’s Arrow icon. As an account level admin, you can choose to enable or disable features by default in the account and all subaccounts. If a feature can be edited at the sub-account or course level, you can choose to lock or allow editing of the default feature state at the sub-account or course level. To manage settings for a feature option, click the feature's State icon.

If the Content Security Policy feature option is enabled in your account, a Security tab displays. In the Security tab, you manage the content security policy settings and manage which domains are on the accounts allow list.

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