I've just started creating a course in Canvas Free for Teachers and I would like a "student" to be able to access the course. Is it possible to create a temporary login, so the student can look at the course?
I haven't used the free for teachers site, but I think all you need to do is add them to your course through the People tab. Go there, click the +People button and then enter their email address and set the role to Student. If they already have an account based on that email it should add them. If they don't it should send them an invite to create a Canvas account and join your course.
If you want to create a generic account you should be able to do the same thing but use an extra email account you already have. If you use google a trick you can do is to add +number to the address and it looks like a unique email account. For instance if you have the email firstname.lastname@example.org, in in Canvas register an account to email@example.com. Canvas sees it as a different account but the messages will come to your firstname.lastname@example.org account.
Thanks for the suggestions.
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