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Canvas@Illinois, Roles

This page describes custom institutional course roles, and includes a link to Canvas documentation on default course roles maintained by the vendor.

The following contains information on course roles in Canvas and the default privileges associated with each: Canvas Course Role Permissions. These are delivered by the vendor and cannot be modified. However, There are a number of custom course roles available to courses across the institution. These are built and maintained by the Canvas@Illinois team within Technology Services.

Please note: The role of an enrolled user cannot be changed once a course has been concluded (either manually or by falling outside of the course/term dates). If you need to change someone's role in a concluded course, please submit a ticket to the Technology Services Help Desk at

Canvas@Illinois Custom Institutional Course Roles:

Permissions Librarian Grader
Analytics - view pages X
Announcements - view X X
Conversations - send messages to entire class X X
Conversations - send messages to individual course members X X
Course Calendar - add / edit / delete X
Courses - change visibility
Discussions - create X
Discussions - moderate X
Discussions - post X X
Discussions - view X X
Grades - edit X
Grades - select final grade for moderation X
Grades - view all grades X
Grades - view audit trail X
Groups - view all student groups X X
Item Banks - manage account
Learning Outcomes - add / edit / delete X
Learning Outcomes - import X
Manage Assignments and Quizzes - add / delete / edit
Manage Course Content - add / delete / edit X
Manage Course Files - add / delete / edit X
Manage Course Sections - add / delete / edit
Manage Courses - conclude / delete / publish / reset
Manage Groups - add / delete / manage
Manage LTI - add / delete / edit
Manage Pages - create / delete / update X
Outcome Mastery Scales - add / edit
Outcome Proficiency Calculations - add / edit
Question banks - view and link X
Reports - manage X
Rubrics - add / edit / delete
SIS Data - read X
Student Collaborations - create X
Submission - Submit on behalf of student
Users - Designers - add / remove in courses
Users - Observers - add / remove in courses
Users - Students - add / remove in courses
Users - TAs - add / remove in courses
Users - Teachers - add / remove in courses
Users - allow administrative actions in courses
Users - generate observer pairing codes for students
Users - manage students in courses
Users - view list X X
Users - view login IDs X X
Users - view primary email address X X
Web Conferences - create

Keywordsprivileges, role, grader, teacher, teaching assistant, TA, designer, student   Doc ID112936
OwnerCanvas C.GroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2021-08-10 14:18:35Updated2023-09-19 09:22:29
SitesUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
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