Enrolling Instructors and TAs in a registrar course

Anyone with an instructional responsibility in a course has to be listed with the class in the Schedule of Courses in your campus student information system (Joe’SS, MyView, Pathway, or MyZou). Once they have taken the FERPA quiz, they will automatically be added to the Canvas course site with the appropriate privileges within ~24-48 hours. 

Enrolling Students in a registrar course

Students who are enrolled in your class are automatically enrolled in Canvas sites. Students appear in Canvas within 24-48 hours of enrolling in a course.

Enrolling/Modifying/Removing Users in a non-registrar course

Use the Canvas Request System to add/modify/remove users in non-registrar courses (e.g., development or organization sites).

Enrolling External Users (Guests)

UM System now provides a way for non-university affiliated, external users to log into Canvas using Cirrus Identity. For more information on if your situation allows for the use of one of these accounts, please see Using a Cirrus Identity Canvas account.

UM System can also allow temporary guest access for:

  • Guest lecturers. 
  • Accrediting agencies.
  • Professional reviewers. 
  • Students and instructors from other institutions participating in a cooperative agreement such as study abroad programs.

If you want to add a user to your Canvas site who is not affiliated with a UM System campus, please contact Tech Support on your campus to request a courtesy SSO for the user. When the courtesy SSO is created, contact eLearning at (855) 675-0755 or canvas@umsystem.edu to add the SSO to the Canvas system. All guests must meet the required FERPA and security guidelines prior to gaining access to Canvas. Note: If the user also needs a Zoom account please tell your campus Tech Support that the user needs an email enabled guest account.


Canvas external users Cirrus

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