Instructors may add a CanvasTA, Grader, Designer, or Observer via the Add TA...* link on the course navigation menu. Instructors cannot add individuals as students. Students can only be added by registering for the course through the Registrar's Office.

Adding a CanvasTA or Grader

  1. In your Canvas course, click the Add TA... link in the course menu
  2. Click the Add Assistants tab and search for the individual using their ONID, first or last name
  3. If your assistant has recent FERPA training on file in the Registrar's Office you can add them as a Canvas TA or Grader.
    • If no FERPA training is on file, click the Train for TA button and an email will be generated with a link your assistant can use to complete the training. Once the assistant’s training is on file (typically 1-2 business days), you can add them as a Canvas TA or Grader.
    • FERPA training is not required for Designers or Observers
  4. Select Canvas TA or Grader
  5. After selecting the role, you will be prompted to select the section(s) to which you want the individual added.

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Adding a Designer or Observer

  1. In your Canvas course, click the Add TA... link in the course menu
  2. Click the Add Assistants tab and search for the individual using their ONID, first or last name
  3. Select Designer or Observer
  4. After selecting the role, you will be prompted to select the section(s) to which you want the individual added.

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*Don't see the Add TA... menu link? It may be hidden. On the left-side course menu click Settings > Navigation, and enable the menu link. Don't forget to Save (button at the bottom of the page)!

Canvas Roles and Permissions

  • Canvas TAs have full access to the course and gradebook.
  • Graders have full access to the gradebook and SpeedGrader, but cannot add, edit, or delete course content.
  • Designers can add/edit course content, but have no discussion board or gradebook access. 
  • Observers have read-only access to published content (they can view and download files, and see assignments and quiz descriptions); no access to discussions, roster or gradebook.

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