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Student Permissions: Can Students Manage Course Files?

Question asked by Zach Welhouse on May 4, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 30, 2017 by rogrant@nmsu.edu

I'm working with a faculty member to create an faculty assessment course site on Canvas. Ideally, each student in the class would have these two permissions:

  • The ability to submit assignments and receive grades like a student.
  • The ability to manage course files.

However, I've been unable to create a Student-based permission that allows me to click the "Manage (add / edit / delete) course files" button. The below image shows there isn't a clickable button in the second column (which has Student permissions), while there is a clickable button in all the columns that have TA permissions.

 

The second column button is not selectable.

 

Is there a way to set up the permissions as I've described them? The one workaround that we've considered is adding all the faculty-students to a User Group and having them upload their files to the Group Files instead of the Course Files. This isn't ideal, since it introduces questions like "Did I leave this file here or there?" and "Why are some of the course outlines in one folder, while others are elsewhere?"

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