In Canvas, the instructor role is titled "Teacher". This role is automatically assigned to individuals with the SIS role of Primary Instructor or Secondary Instructor.
Instructors have access to all course sections and full course management abilities. Course management includes the ability to add / edit or delete:
Instructors also have the ability to:
add users through the landing page
Please note Instructors cannot manage users through the learning management system.
create, publish and unpublish a course
send messages to the class or individual participants (after the course is published)
view usage reports and analytics
This role is automatically assigned to students enrolled in a course and has access to all course sections unless restricted to a specific section.
Students can view course materials, submit homework, take quizzes, send messages to other individuals within a course, participate in discussions, create conferences and view own grades. If allowed by the instructor, students can create discussions.
Adding a participant to a course in Carmen does not enroll the participant with the Registrar's office. Students wishing to enroll in the course must do so through Buckeye Link.
In Canvas, the assistant role is titled "TA". This role has access to all course sections unless restricted to a specific section. Assistant roles are automatically assigned to individuals with the SIS role of TA or Lab Assistant.
Instructors can also manually enroll people in the Assistant role using the landing page.
Assistants have nearly the same level of access to the course as the Instructor. This includes full access to course material and assignment functions and nearly full access to grades.
Key differences between the Instructor and Assistant role include:
Assistants cannot create, publish or unpublish a course.
Assistants cannot manage learning outcomes or add users to a course.
The Assistant role cannot submit final grades.
Why have an Assistant role?
This role is useful for allowing someone other than the official Instructor to upload or change course material or to manage and enter grading. However, someone with the Instructor role is still responsible for submitting grades to the Registrar.
This role has access to all course sections unless restricted to a specific section. Grader roles are automatically assigned to individuals with the SIS role of Grader who do not have access to the SIS Grade Roster.
Instructors can also manually enroll people in the Grader role in Carmen(Canvas) using the landing page.
The Grader role is the least-powerful "Instructor-like" role. Those with the Grader role can do the following:
grade assignments and provide feedback
enter grade data
moderate (edit / delete) discussions
create and edit rubrics
manage (add / edit / delete) Pages
send messages to the classes
view course content
Why have a Grader role?
The Grader role is useful for individuals who grade student work or who might lead a recitation section but who do not need full access to modify course content.
The Designer role is virtually identical to the Instructor for the purpose of creating, editing, or modifying content and assignments. However, the Designer role has limited access to any part of the course where student responses or data are visible.
Instructors can manually enroll people in the Designer role in CarmenCanvas using the landing page.
Designers can do all the same activities as those in the Instructor role except enter / view grades and view course analytics.
Why have a Designer role?
The Designer role is useful when the official Instructor wishes to delegate course development to another person who will not be teaching the course.