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Canvas Course Roles

User Course Roles in Canvas

The first step to access Caltech's learning management system, Canvas, is to obtain a Caltech credential. Users can then be assigned roles in the platform. Most role assignments occur through the Registrar.

Canvas allows for course-level role assignments. This means a user can simultaneously have a role in one course and a different role in another course. Users cannot be added to courses that have already concluded.

Caltech course roles have been created from three base Canvas roles: Teacher, TA, and Student. Each has its own set of permissions that have been carefully considered to meet Caltech's unique teaching and learning environment.

Canvas Permissions for User Course Roles

Table that lists the user roles in Canvas and permissions alotted to each role

Learn more about each role: