Add a TA, Designer or Observer to your Canvas course site

Instructors may add a TA, Designer, or Observer via the Manage Assistants link on the course navigation menu. Click the Add Assistants tab and search. If your assistant has FERPA training on file you can add them as a “Canvas TA.” If no FERPA training is on file, click the Train for TA button, and an email will be generated with a link your assistant can use to complete the training. Once the assistant’s training is on file (typically 1-2 business days), you can add them as a “Canvas TA.” FERPA training is not required for Designers. Each of these roles requires an ONID account.

TA’s have full access to the course and gradebook. Designers can add/edit course content, but have no discussion board or gradebook access. Observers have read-only access to published content (they can view and download files, and see assignments and quiz descriptions); no access to discussions, roster or gradebook.

Don't see the Manage Assistants menu link? It may be hidden. On the left-side course menu click Settings > Navigation, and enable the menu link. Don't forget to Save (blue button at the bottom of the page)!


Access to past-term Canvas course sites


Accessibility tools for Canvas


    TextAid - add to a Canvas module

    Brief video on adding TextAid to a Canvas module


Assignments and grades in Canvas


Adaptive release


Canvas Checklist - Proof Your Course Site


Canvas Course Design 101 - Essential elements for your course site 


Canvas templates


Change your default email address


Copy a Canvas course


Create final letter grade column/assignment in Canvas


Cross-listed and combined courses


Example Canvas course sites


5 Things for OSU instructors to know about quizzes


5 Things for OSU students to know about Canvas


Groups in Canvas


Import a Blackboard course export file to Canvas (be sure your export file has the .zip file extension, if you are a Mac user). 


Kaltura MediaSpace and Canvas


Peer Review in Canvas


Studio sites in Canvas


Threadz discussion board visualization tool


TurnItIn FAQ's for Instructors


Upload Canvas grades to Online Services (Banner)


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