Canvas: Adding a Teacher's Assistant

Many instructors have Teacher's Assistants to assist with their coursework. In many cases, the work that these TAs do involves having access to course material that is beyond the normal permissions of a student. Below are instructions to get student roles changed to provide users the permissions necessary.

1. Decide the role you would like the student to have in Canvas. The options are either a "Teacher's Assistant" or "Teacher's Assistant Grader."

The role of a TA enables users to :
  • Add, edit and delete events on the course calendar
  • Create and edit assessing rubrics
  • Create student collaborations
  • Manage (add / edit / delete) assignments and quizzes
  • Manage (add / edit / delete) course files
  • Manage (add / edit / delete) pages
  • Manage (create / edit / delete) groups
  • Manage alerts
  • Manage all other course content
  • Moderate discussions (delete / edit other's posts, lock topics)
  • Post to discussions
  • Read SIS data
  • See the list of users
  • Send messages to individual course members
  • Send messages to the entire class
  • View analytics pages
  • View and link to question banks
  • View announcements
  • View discussions
  • View the group pages of all student groups
  • View usage reports for the course
The TA Grader role enables users to:
  • Add, edit and delete events on the course calendar
  • Create and edit assessing rubrics
  • Create student collaborations
  • Edit grades
  • Manage (add / edit / delete) assignments and quizzes
  • Manage (add / edit / delete) course files
  • Manage (add / edit / delete) pages
  • Manage (create / edit / delete) groups
  • Manage alerts
  • Manage all other course content
  • Moderate Grades
  • Moderate discussions (delete / edit other's posts, lock topics)
  • Post to discussions
  • Read SIS data
  • See the list of users
  • Send messages to individual course members
  • Send messages to the entire class
  • View all grades
  • View all students' submissions and make comments on them
  • View analytics pages
  • View and link to question banks
  • View announcements
  • View discussions
  • View the group pages of all student groups
  • View usage reports for the course
If neither of these roles match what you are looking for, check out the full list of course roles: https://kb.uwstout.edu/90082.

2. Once you have decided on a role for your TA. Go to https://kb.uwstout.edu/ and select Create Ticket (Log In). Enter your username and password to enter the ticketing system and create a self service ticket.



In the ticket, submit the student's name and email, the name and section of the course to enroll them in, and whether you would like the student enrolled as a TA or TA Grader. Learning Technology Services need all of this information to make the change.

3. The last thing to consider when adding a student as a TA in a course is their enrollment in DUO. If the student has not been enrolled in DUO Two Step Authentication, they will need to do this before their role is changed in Canvas. Learning Technology Services staff will work with you to get these changes finalized and get your students enrolled in DUO.




Keywords:TA, teachers assistant. role, enroll, grader, canvas, permissions   Doc ID:94427
Owner:Allison R.Group:UW Stout
Created:2019-09-11 11:20 CSTUpdated:2019-09-12 06:42 CST
Sites:UW Stout
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