Canvas - Adding people to a Canvas course (UW-Madison)

This document outlines how to add someone to your course in Canvas. It is primarily for an instructor who wishes to add a TA or co-instructor.

Manually adding someone to your course

If you want to add someone to your course that is not part of your course roster and they have a NetID, you can add them by using the People tool in Canvas.
  1. Login to Canvas at
  2. Click on the course you want to add someone to.
  3. Click on the People tool in the course navigation.
  4. Click the red +People button on the right hand side of the screen.
  5. An Add People window will open. While you can use the format the window suggests:("Bucky Badger" <>), you can also simply type in the person's e-mail address. If you want to add multiple people to your course you can add multiple e-mail addressees separated by commas.
  6. Select the Role and Section you want to add the person to and click Next. A validation message should display.
    If you receive an error message it is likely due to one of two things: 
    - You used the wrong e-mail address for the person. Try looking the person up in the UW-Madison directory and using the e-mail listed there. E-mails are usually or 
    - The person you tried to add to your Canvas course is from off campus and does not have a NetID. Please see Canvas - Access for Non-UW Personnel (UW-Madison)
  7. Click the red Add Users button.

A Note on Student Rosters

Rosters of students are automatically added to for-credit courses in Canvas. Rosters are loaded approximately three weeks before the start of the semester and are updated daily.

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Keywords:canvas people users add course enroll enrollment TA instructor student participant yielded adding affiliate admin enroll   Doc ID:66259
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2016-08-18 14:31 CDTUpdated:2017-03-16 13:00 CDT
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