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Open and Self Registration Worries Me but May Need It

Question asked by David Willmore on Jul 22, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 23, 2015 by JENNIFER WEBB

Hello all,

I am hoping that you can give me some ideas here, or at least alleviate my fears.




  • We only add students in our SIS to Canvas
  • We use an LDAP system for authentication and only users in our SIS is in the LDAP


  • Assessment department wants to go to different high schools to give  English and math assessments using Canvas
  • Assessment department will have no advance notice of who the students will be that take the tests until it is time to give the test.
  • These students will not be in our SIS  system
  • These students will not be in our LDAP system


The only way that I can think of to accommodate this request is to use either open or self-registration.  I don't want to open that hole to the world.  Do any of you great folks have a better idea, or can you give me reasons why I should not worry about open or self-registration?


Thanks so much for taking the time to read this.