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Canvas Terms of Service (Use) acceptance

Question asked by Anthony Hess(Local) on Oct 25, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 19, 2017 by

I would like to know how other institutions are handling the Canvas terms of service (TOS) agreement requirement for newly created accounts in order to use an institutionally licensed instance of Canvas (not the free version). It seems, by default, new user accounts are required to accept a TOS before they can use Canvas:




This can be overridden via an API call for the user account:


POST /v1/accounts/{account_id}/users -

user[terms_of_use] = true

"Whether the user accepts the terms of use. Required if this is a self-registration and this canvas instance requires users to accept the terms (on by default). If this is true, it will mark the user as having accepted the terms of use."


I suppose the question is: Do you require your users to accept the TOS from Canvas or do you set the user[terms_of_use] = true on account creation?