The Designer Role
The Canvas Designer Guide is a growing collection of best practices in Canvas course design. Do you have any ideas or courses you would like to share? If so, please send your public course URL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Designer Role is a course-level role, akin to the Student, Instructor, and TA roles in Canvas. By default, the Designer does not edit grades, add/remove other users, or have access to the faculty journal. They can edit course content, however, even after the course has started.
Generally speaking, the Designer Role is best suited for the instructional designers or curriculum writers who write and manage course content, while the Instructor Role is for teachers and faculty charged with facilitating meaningful learning interactions with their students.