In Canvas at IU, how do I add a new user to my course?

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Basic instructions

To add a new user to your course in Canvas at IU:

  1. From the course navigation menu, click People.
  2. Click + People.
  3. If you're adding someone with an IU username, select the Login ID radio button. Alternatively, if you're adding someone using a guest account, select the Email Address radio button.
  4. In the text box, add the person's IU username (not email address), or a non-IU email address for guest users. You can add multiple users (separated by commas), but only if they all have the same role.
  5. From the Role menu, select the appropriate role.
    Note:
    Students who are not officially enrolled in a course must be added with the "Instructor-Added Student" role. For more, see Permissions and roles in Canvas.
  6. If your course has more than one section, select the desired section. When adding teachers or AIs/TAs to multi-section courses, use the Can interact with users in their section only option to control whether they can interact with all students or just their own sections.
  7. Click Next. The system will validate the usernames you entered.
  8. Click Add Users, and then click Done.

Adding Guest accounts or group accounts

To add a new user to your course, that user must already have a Canvas account at Indiana University. IU Canvas accounts are provisioned automatically for all IU students, faculty, and staff; however, they are not provisioned automatically for IU Guest accounts or group accounts. Instruct the owners of these accounts to create their Canvas accounts as follows. Once the Canvas account exists, you can add it to your course using the instructions above.

For more about creating Canvas accounts for IU Guest accounts or group accounts, see How do I access Canvas at IU from a computer or mobile device?

Adding users after the end of a term

The People tool is automatically locked when the term for your course ends. However, teachers, TAs, and designers may change the course end date at any time. To override the end date for an active course (i.e., a course listed above the "Past Enrollments" heading on your "All Courses" page), see How do I change the start and end dates for a course? in the Canvas Guides. To override the end date for an inactive course (i.e., a course listed under the "Past Enrollments" heading on your "All Courses" page), see As an instructor, how can I unlock or relock my Canvas course after the term has ended?

To learn how to perform common tasks in Canvas, consult the Canvas Guides.

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