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Unizin Engage - Known Issue - "Instructor Notes" are limited to Teacher, Principal Instructor, Auxilary Instructor, and Course Coordinator roles

Notes created by users in a Canvas course who have the role of Teacher, Principal Instructor, or Course Coordinator will be seen by students as "Instructor Notes" in Unizin Engage.

All other Canvas roles - including TAs - are seen as students in Engage. Once someone enters Engage for a course their role is set for that course. For example if a TA has already had the “TA” Canvas role and entered Engage, you can’t later change them to an “Auxiliary Instructor” to have their notes show up as “instructor notes”.


  • Canvas roles whose annotations display as "instructor notes": 
    • Teacher
    • Principal Instructor
    • Auxiliary Instructor
    • Course Coordinator

  • All other Canvas roles do not show as "instructor notes" including:
    • TA
    • Supervisory Instructor


As of 12/4/18 this issue still exists.


There is currently no workaround other than to make sure a user's role in a Canvas course reflects how you want their notes to show up prior to them entering Unizin Engage.

Keywords:engage, instructor, notes, annotation, student, ta, supervisory,   Doc ID:85344
Owner:eTexts Pilot .Group:Academic Technology Pilots
Created:2018-08-29 14:11 CDTUpdated:2019-10-01 09:19 CDT
Sites:Academic Technology Pilots
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