Canvas - Account Roles and Permissions

This document lists and describes the Canvas account roles that are used at UW-Madison. The vast majority of UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students interact with Canvas via course roles (see Canvas - Course Roles and Permissions). Account roles are typically held by IT support staff, instructional designers, or departmental administrators.

    Account Admin Role

    This is a top-level role used to manage system-wide access. It is assigned to a small number of central IT staff who are responsible for administering and supporting UW-Madison’s instance of Canvas.

    Sub-Account Admin Role

    This is the most common account role.The Sub-Account Admin role is typically held by departmental IT staff who provide Canvas consulting and support for instructors. Other candidates for the Sub-Account Admin role may include program chairs or administrators who need access to multiple courses within their department for accreditation or other administrative purposes.

    To apply for Canvas Sub-Account Admin access, fill out the Canvas Sub-Account Admin Request Form. Requests must be approved by a departmental authority and may take several weeks to process. For more information, contact learnuwsupport@doit.wisc.edu.

    Other Account Roles

    These roles are fairly uncommon. In most instances, they were created to address specific support needs and are affiliated with IT support groups.

    • API/Service: Account role used to integrate with SIS.
    • DoIT AT Support Staff: Role used by DoIT Academic Technology staff to support faculty, students, and staff.
    • DoIT Help Desk 1: Role used by DoIT Help Desk Level One staff.
    • DoIT Help Desk 2: Role used by DoIT Help Desk Level Two staff.
    • Sub-Account Designer: This role grants Instructional Design staff access to all courses within a sub-account, but does not allow them to change account level permissions.



    Keywords:canvas, roles, permissions, sub-account admin, subaccount, course coordinator, departmental, request form, administrator, designer, it staff   Doc ID:85447
    Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW Madison
    Created:2018-09-05 15:34 CDTUpdated:2018-09-05 16:10 CDT
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