How do I manage the options in the Account Settings tab?
As an admin, the Account Settings tab contains multiple settings you can control and change in your Canvas account.
Note: Some Canvas features are not available in Account Settings and must be managed by a Customer Success Manager. Such major features include ePortfolios, SIS imports, Custom CSS/JS overrides, Scheduler, and Profiles. Please contact your Customer Success Manager with additional questions about Canvas features.
View Account Settings
The Account Settings section allows you to specify settings for the entire account, including account name , default language , default time zone , and self-enrollment option .
If you want to customize the login field for your login page, you can customize the login label . Note: This feature is now available in the Authentications Page as part of SSO Settings.
You can also specify trusted URLs at the root account . This option allows accounts to have custom login pages hosted on different domains but still keep the authenticity token.
View Restriction Settings
You can also allow or restrict four options for the entire account:
If you don't want teachers to be able to rename their courses, select the Don't let teachers rename their courses checkbox .
To allow students to opt-in to receive scores as part of grading notifications, select the Students can opt-in... checkbox . When this option is enabled, the notification preferences page displays an opt-in checkbox in the Course Activities Grading section. If you enable this option but disable it at a later time, the checkbox will be removed from the notifications page, and anyone who has opted in will no longer receive scores in grading notifications.
If you don't want students to be able to view quiz questions after their course has concluded, click the Restrict students from viewing quiz questions after course end date checkbox .
You can choose to restrict student access to view courses before the course start and/or end dates . You can select up to four access settings.
You can also disable comments on announcements in all courses .
View Quiz IP Address Filters
The Quiz IP Address filter allows an admin to create a predefined list of IP addresses or address ranges, making it easier for instructors to select a valid setting when creating a quiz. Since this is often used by an organization to limit tests to an on-campus testing center, it is recommended that you use a descriptive name that associates your filter with that location.
Filters can be a comma-separated list of addresses, or an address followed by a mask (i.e., 192.168.217.1/24 or 192.168.217.1/255.255.255.0). For more information on these masks, view the IP Filtering in Canvas PDF.
The Features section lets you enable or disable specific built-in Canvas functionality.
To allow sub-accounts use the Theme Editor, select the Let sub-accounts use the Theme Editor to customize their own branding checkbox .
To allow users to be added to a course via email address without already having a Canvas user account, select the Open Registration checkbox .
To allow users to edit their name as part of their user account settings, select the Users can edit their name checkbox .
to allow users to delete the institution-added email address in their user accounts and use a personal email address, select the Users can delete their institution-assigned email address checkbox . If this feature is selected, also consider enabling the non-institutional email notification.
To allow users to view the email address of the sender as part of external notifications, such as the email for a user who sent a message in Conversations, select the Show the email address of sender for user interaction Notifications checkbox .
To allow users to integrate content with Equella, select the Equella checkbox .
To allow users to integrate assignment submissions with the Turnitin plugin, select the Turnitin checkbox . The Turnitin plugin has been deprecated; new integrations should be set up through the Turnitin LTI instead.
To enable analytics for the account, select the Analytics checkbox .
To allow users to upload a profile picture in their user accounts, select the User Avatars checkbox . When this feature is enabled, you can manage profile pictures for all users. Note: This feature is independent of the Profiles feature, which must be enabled by a Customer Success Manager.
Note: Sub-account admins can only enable Equella, Turnitin, Analytics, and User Avatars.
View SIS Grade Export Settings
If you've integrated your account with a student information system (SIS), you can configure SIS submissions for your entire account. In courses, only assignments are automatically configured to send grades to the SIS. Graded discussions and quizzes have to be configured on a case-by-case basis.
View Help Menu Options
View Web Services
The Enabled Web Services section is where you enable third-party integrations. These integrations can be used to extend the functionality of a user's Canvas profile. For example, when a user connects their Twitter account to their Canvas user profile, Canvas can send that user private Twitter messages about new assignments, quizzes, messages, etc. This is all configurable in the user's Notification Preferences.
- Sub-account admins cannot enable web services by default.
- If you enable the Google Apps LTI for your entire institution, you do not need to enable the Google Drive web service for your students.
View Who Can Create New Courses
You can choose who can create new courses within your account.
Note: Sub-account admins cannot choose who can create new courses by default.