How do I create custom sharing groups in my Canvas Studio account as an instructor?
As an instructor, you may be able to create custom media sharing groups in your Studio account. Users assigned within the same group can share media files to all group members. They can also manage all group members' access to media files, including editing and sharing media files. Learn more about sharing media to a group in Canvas Studio.
Depending upon how you configure your group roles, group members may also be able to edit group details, add or remove individuals in a group, and grant manager permissions to other group members.
When you create a group in your account, Studio automatically assigns you to the group as a group manager. You can delete any group you created. If you remove yourself from a group, the group no longer displays on your Groups List and you can no longer access the group or any media shared to you via the group.
Note: Creating groups is a user permission. If you cannot create groups, this feature is not enabled for instructors at your institution.
Open Studio Settings
In Canvas Studio, click the Navigation Menu icon , then click the Studio Settings link .
Click the Groups tab.
Click the Create Group button .
Note: Studio displays a notification if you are not already a member of a group .
Enter Group Name
In the Create Group screen, enter a name for the group in the Group Name field.
Add Group Members
To add a person to the group, enter the person's name in the Add People field . In the search results list, click the name.
View Group Member List
Group members display in the Group Members list . You can also view each member's group user role .
Note: When you create a group, you are automatically added to the group as a group manager .
View Group Member Roles
Studio group users may have one of two group roles.
By default, group members are added with the Member role . Members can share Studio media content with other members in the group.
Alternatively, group members may be assigned the Manager role . Managers can share content with other group members, add and remove group members, and assign others as group managers.
To change a group member's user role, locate the user in the list and click the Role drop-down menu . Click to select a user role .
Remove Group Member
To remove a group member from the list, locate the user in the list and click the Role drop-down menu . Then click the Remove from Group option .
Click the Save button.
In your Groups page, view the group.
Learn about viewing and managing groups.