Who are the People in my course?

People shows all the users enrolled in your course, either added by your or your institution via SIS import.

Find Course

Find Course

In the Courses & Groups drop-down menu, click the course title.

Click People

Click People

Click the People link.

View People

In People, instructors can:

  1. View all the users participating in the course, including the ones whose course enrollment is pending.
  2. Use the search bar to find a specific person.
  3. Use the drop-down menu to filter users by role. The filter will also display the number of users in each type of role [e.g. student, TA].
  4. Resend course invitations to all students who have not yet accepted.
  5. Manually add people to the course.
  6. View user groups in the course.
  7. View prior enrollments in the course.
  8. View registered services for course users.
  9. Manage users in the course.
  10. View last activity for each user in the course. This allows you to see how often students interact with the course.
  11. View total activity for each user in the course. This allows you to see how long students interact within a course and is associated with page views. Total activity requires a two-minute page view minimum for performance. Note: This does not capture page views for videos that do not include intermediate page requests, such as a half-hour recorded lecture.
  12. View group tabs. All users in the course will be displayed in the Everyone tab. Any existing user groups will be listed as additional tabs for easy access to the group information. If you do not have any user groups in your course, Canvas will display a Groups tab that will take you to the student groups creation page.
  13. Add a new group set.

View User

View User

When a course is published, users will receive the course invitation. Pending identifies users who have not yet accepted.

To learn more about a specific user in the course, click the user's name.

Search Users

Search Users

To search for a specific user, start to type the user's name in the search field [1]. Possible results will be listed below [2].

Filter Users by Role

Filter Users by Role

Use the Roles drop-down menu to view the number of users for each role type.

View User Groups

View User Groups

To view User Groups, click the View User Groups button.

Student View

Students can set up their own groups, which will allow them to work collaboratively.

Instructor View

Instructors can group students together for group projects or other activities. Learn more about Groups.

View Registered Services

Click the View Registered Services button in the sidebar to view the registered services for each person in the course. If a person has registered a social media account in Canvas, you can see that service listed and communicate with that person through any social media site they have registered.

View Instructor Resources

View Instructor Resources

In People, instructors can also Add People, and View Prior Enrollments. They can also Manage Users.

Add People

Add People

Instructors can click the Add People button to add new users to the course. Learn more about Adding People.

View Prior Enrollments

Instructors can see users who have previously been enrolled in the course.

Manage Users

Instructors can manage students, observers, teachers, designers, and TAs in the course. Hover over the name of the user and click the Settings icon to resend the invitation, edit the user's course sections, view the user's details, or remove the user from the course.

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