Adding people to the course

Adding People with an SFU Account

This documentation is also available via a How to Quickstart video: (Links to an external site.)

1. Click on the People link in the course navigation sidebar.

2. Click the Add People button in the right-hand corner.

3. You have the option of using an email address, login ID or SIS ID if it is a current SFU student or employee.

Note: If you use an alias (first name underscore last name eg. it would add the user as an external account. See How can I use Canvas without an external account?

[1] Click the radio button to add the user by their email address, log in ID or SIS ID

[2] Enter their email address, login ID or SIS ID

[3] Choose the role you want to add (eg. student, teacher, teaching assistant)

[4] Choose the section

[5] Choose whether you want them to interact with those students in their section only

[6] Click Next

5. Click Add Users to add the user or Start Over if you change your mind and don't wish to add the user.

You will  see the person listed.

Adding People with an External Account

You can allow users who are not part of the SFU community to access your Canvas course. You would add and create an external account. Add an external account to your course as an observer, a teacher, or a student.

1. Click People on the side navigation bar.

2. Click the + People button

3. Add Email address and select user details

[1] Choose Email Address

[2] Enter the email address

[3] Choose the role

[4] Choose the section

[5] Choose Next

[6] Add the user's name

[7] Choose Next

[8] Click Add Users

Please note if the user’s name was not included, Canvas will use the user’s email address as the user’s name. It is recommended that the user's name is added.