Canvas: Librarian Role
Learn how to add a Librarian in the Librarian Role in Canvas.
Adding a Librarian to a Canvas Course
At UW-Madison, an instructor or owner of a Canvas course site can add a librarian to the course site in the “Librarian” role.
Adding a librarian to the course site in the “Librarian” role in Canvas can help the course instructor and the librarian collaborate more efficiently. In the “Librarian” role, a librarian can
- Access course materials
- Post to the announcements and discussion areas
- Add to course content
A librarian added to a Canvas course in the “Librarian” role cannot see the list of enrolled students or other protected information such as grades.
If you would like to add a librarian to your course site, contact your subject librarian or use this form to request an embedded librarian.
How to add a librarian to a Canvas course site
An instructor can add a librarian to a course site in the same way that an instructor adds any other individual not on the official roster.
- On the People page for the site, click +People button.
- In the Add People text box, enter the librarian’s UW-Madison email address.
- Select Librarian from the Role menu.
- Click Next.