Program Assistants and TAs in Canvas

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Faculty are not able to add people to their Canvas site in a Student, TA, or Teacher role. This is intended to prevent possible FERPA issues. If you would like a Program/Teaching Assistant (TA), SIT, or fellow faculty added to your offering's Canvas site, please submit a request at

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students enrolled in the course for credit cannot be promoted to the role of Program Assistant or TA due to FERPA.

For more information about FERPA, please see FERPA Information for Faculty and Staff at the Evergreen website.

What the TA Canvas role is for Program/Teaching Assistants

A hired TA, SIT, or another faculty that the primary faculty of the course would like to allow review and/or grading/assessment of coursework. This role can not be assigned to students enrolled in the class for credit. Once someone is added in the TA role, they will have access to all files that have been uploaded to the course, including the work submitted by their peers.

How to submit a request to have a TA, SIT, or fellow faculty added to your Canvas site

If you would like someone added as Program/Teaching Assistant/SIT (TA) or Faculty (Teacher), please submit a request to Academic Technologies through > Technology Help > Get Tech Help.

Your request should include, please:

  • your name
  • name/term of your offering and/or link/URL of the Canvas site person is to be added to
  • full name, Evergreen username, and Evergreen email address of the person you would like added - if you can provide their A#, that's really helpful
  • what Canvas role you would like the person added as - TA or Teacher (faculty have the ability to add Observers)