Restricting TA grading to specific sections in Canvas

In Canvas, you can assign teaching assistants (TAs) to specific sections in a course and limit their access to those sections only. When you restrict TAs to their assigned section(s) only, they will not be able to see or grade students in other sections of your course.

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Adding a new TA to a course with multiple sections

To add a TA to a course with multiple sections:

  1. Navigate to your course site in Canvas.
  2. In the course navigation menu, click People.
  3. On the "People" page, click + People.
  4. Select the Login ID radio button.
  5. In the text box, add the TA's IU username (not email address).
  6. From the Role drop-down menu, select TA.
  7. From the Section drop-down menu, select the section to which the TA will be assigned.
  8. To restrict TA access to the selected section, check Can interact with users in their section only, and then click Next.
  9. Click Add Users. The TA's name, email address, and assigned section(s) will be listed.
  10. Click Done or, to add more users, click Add More Users.

Adding or changing a section assignment for a TA

After you've added a TA to your course, to add or remove sections to which the TA has access:

  1. Navigate to your course site in Canvas.
  2. In the course navigation menu, click People.
  3. On the "People" page, at the right end of the TA's record, click the gear icon and select Edit Sections. This will display any sections to which the TA is currently assigned.
  4. Make the desired changes to the TA's section assignment(s):
    • To add the TA to another section, to the right of "Enter a section name", click browse and select the section you want to add.
    • To remove the TA from a section, click the X at the right of the section name.
      Note:
      The TA must be in at least two sections for you to remove one.
  5. Click Update.

Restricting TAs to viewing and grading their own sections

You can change a TA's section privileges at any time. To view or change section privileges:

  1. Navigate to your course site in Canvas.
  2. In the course navigation menu, click People.
  3. Click the TA's name to see that user's profile and course information.
  4. Scroll down to "Privileges". The TA's current section privileges are shown in plain text, with a link below to toggle those privileges. To change the TA's privileges, click the link:
    screenshot of canvas privileges window with option to limit TA's viewing to own section selected

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Last modified on 2017-08-21 15:42:32.

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