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Engage - Known Issue - Instructor Notes are limited to Teacher, Principal Instructor, Auxiliary 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 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.

Issue Affects

  • 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
    • Co-Teacher
    • Guest Instructor
    • Grader
    • Course Tutor
    • Staff


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 Engage.

Keywords:annotations, students, tas, supervisory, canvas, same, different, teachers, instructors, coordinators,   Doc ID:85344
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2018-08-29 13:11 CSTUpdated:2020-11-06 14:24 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW-Madison
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