Is it possible to add someone to canvas who has a role such that they can grade papers and instruct the course without changing the content?
I believe the answer to this is "yes". We created a custom role called "Viewer" which we use to enroll some of our faculty in "master" courses that they can only view in Canvas and not make any edits to. Further, I just checked the "Permissions" page of the Admin Pages of Canvas, and there is a line for "Edit grades" and one for "View all grades". So, in combination with the setting for our "Viewer" custom role, I could potentially make a new role similar to the one you are looking for that allows people to edit grades but not change the content of the course. I would refer you to this section of the Admins Canvas Guides for more details about Roles and Permissions:
I hope this helps!
Thank you very much. So this is possible with an admin page, but not possible as a Teacher who is simply managing the account?
Right. A custom role would need to be created in the Admin Pages of Canvas by one of your Canvas Admins, and then once the custom role is created, they can then enroll someone with that custom role into a Canvas course...which should apply the specific permissions of that role...including being able to grade but not edit content.
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