Apply for administrative access to Canvas at IU

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UITS grants access to administrative tools within Canvas to people who provide support to the Indiana University campus community. An academic department can designate its own administrator to provide support for its students and instructors in the department. The designated administrator then applies for administrative access and renews the application annually. Department administrators have full administrative rights for viewing, editing, and migrating all Canvas courses within a specific department.

Apply for or renew administrative access


To apply for administrative access, complete and submit the Canvas Administrator User Agreement. In the "Enter netid of approver" field, enter the IU username of your department head or dean. The approver should be someone in a position to authorize your access for all departments listed in the form.

When your application is approved, you will receive email notification, and your departmental administrator rights will be activated.

If you have questions about administrative access to Canvas at IU or need help with your application, contact UITS Mission Critical.

Administrative roles in Canvas

When filling out the Canvas Administrator User Agreement, you will be asked to choose one of the following roles:

  • Catalog Administrator: Catalog administrators manage current listings and add new courses to IU Expand.
  • Department Administrator: Users with this role can access and modify all Canvas sites associated with their designated department. Additionally, Department Administrators can create new Canvas sites for their department.
  • Outcomes Manager: This role allows you to view and edit all Outcomes associated with your designated department. You may also create new Outcomes for your department. As an Outcomes Manager, you will not have access to your department's Canvas sites.
  • IU-Wide Course/User Search: This role allows you to view and modify all Canvas user profiles and course sites associates with IU. Only UITS staff are eligible.

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