Program Assistants and TAs in Canvas
Faculty have the ability to add users to their curricular Canvas sites in the role of Observer, but not the Student, TA, or Faculty role. This workflow is in place to prevent possible FERPA issues. If you would like a Program/Teaching Assistant (TA) added to your offering's Canvas site, please submit a request to Academic Technologies.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Students enrolled in the course for credit cannot be promoted to the role of Program Assistant or TA due to FERPA.
Faculty have the ability to add users to their curricular sites in the Canvas role of Observer, but not a Student, TA, or Faculty role. This workflow is in place to prevent any FERPA issues.
TA Canvas Role for Program/Teaching Assistants
A hired TA 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 added to your Canvas site
If you would like someone added in the role of Program/Teaching Assistant or Faculty, please submit a request to Academic Technologies.
Your request should include:
- your name
- the name of and year(s)/term(s) for your offering
- full name and Evergreen username of the person you would like added
- and in what role you would like the person added as
LMS Access Exception Process for Students who are not registered for your offering
If you would like to add a student who is not registered for your offering, please see this help wiki guide, LMS Access Exception Process for Faculty, and submit an LMS Exception Request via help.evergreen.edu.
The Observer role in Canvas
Observers have limited permissions that allow them to see what is going on in a course without interrupting the flow of daily course communication.
For details, please see Canvas guide, What is the Observer role?