Adding a TA or Other Collaborator to a Credit-Bearing Canvas Site

There are various situations in which a student or faculty member will need to be added to a Canvas course as a collaborator. The process for adding these collaborators differs based on role.

Adding Student Collaborators

To request that a student collaborator (ex: Teaching Fellow, Writing Colleague, Teaching Assistant, etc.) be added to your Canvas course site, please complete and submit the Registrar's Office form "Request to Add Student Collaborator to Course". This process will initiate adding the student in Peoplesoft in a Teaching Assistant role and then update the Canvas system accordingly.

Student collaborators are all added as a "TA" role. This role has the ability to send announcements and emails to students and to post files. The TA role does not have access to student submissions or the grade book. For providing students in support roles, like writing colleagues, access to student submissions, contact the Digital Learning Team or try using Box as an alternative.

The form requires the following information:

 - Course Information

- Student Name

- Student ID. ID can be found on the Peoplesoft roster.

Adding Faculty or Staff Collaborators

To request that a faculty collaborator be added to your Canvas course site, please contact the Digital Learning Team, noting the individual's full name, e-mail address, and ID number as well as the name of the specific Canvas site. 

Faculty and Staff collaborators are by default added as a "Course Designer" role. This role provides access to all course materials, the ability to edit course material, and the ability to copy course material into other Canvas sites. If access is needed to student submissions access needs to be granted by the Registrar's Office. 


Need additional help? Contact the HWS IT Services Digital Learning Team.

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