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How do I create course-level roles in an account?

You can create course-level roles in Canvas. Course roles are granted to each Canvas user and define the type of access each user has in the course. Default roles include student, teacher (instructor), teacher assistant (TA), designer, and observer, but you can also create custom course-level roles depending on the needs of your institution.

Once a role is created, you can set course-level permissions.

Note: When a user receives an enrollment invitation for a course role, the invitation displays the name of the base role.

Open Account

Access Account

In Global Navigation, click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Permissions

Open Permissions

In Account Navigation, click the Permissions link.

Add Role

Add Role

In the Course Roles tab, click the Add Role button.

Add Role Name

Add Role Name

In the Role Name field, type the name of the new role.

Select User Type

Select User Type

In the Base Type field, select the type of user you want to apply to the role. You can choose from student, teacher, TA, designer, or observer.

Save Role

Save Role

Click the Save button.

View Course Role

View Course Role

View the new course-level role.