Jacob Standish

Do You Allow Non-Employee Instructors and Course Designers?

Discussion created by Jacob Standish on Jan 26, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 30, 2018 by Jesse Buchholz

I'm faced with a significant number of requests from our staff to create accounts for professionals that are not affiliated with our school district. For a variety of reasons they would like these individuals to have access to Canvas with instructor or course designer roles.  There are some valid concerns regarding security and confidentiality that make us on the admin side nervous about this, however we don't want to just say no if we can build some management and policies around it.  I am in the process of building a workflow where I create their accounts after they agree to an acceptable use policy and then schedule to remove them after a defined expiration date (up to two years).  


Some questions:

  • Do you have an official policy regarding non-employee user requests? 
  • Can you share any documentation with the community?