People and Groups

In People, you can grant other colleagues, teaching assistants, and support staff access to your course.  You may wish to add another person to your course to help you develop and manage the course site, to share ideas about teaching in your content area, or even to collaborate with colleagues working on a similar project or group site together.  The people you assign can be given roles (see User Roles And Abilities) which will restrict access to certain features of your site.  For example, you may wish to grant a colleague or a teaching assistant access to course modules, but not access to student grades.


As an instructor, you cannot grant BC students access to your site.  All students are added through Boston College’s UIS registration system, such that only students officially registered for the course will be able to access the Canvas site.  If a student recently registered for your course, they will be given access to your Canvas site within a 24 hour period.