CanvasAdding Non-Tufts Accounts to a Canvas Course SiteHow do I add a Non-Tufts account to a Canvas course site?

How do I add a Non-Tufts account to a Canvas course site?

Teachers, TAs, and Designers can add non-Tufts user accounts to a Canvas course site.

If the person you would like to add to the course site already has a Tufts account, do not add them with a personal or non-Tufts email address. Add them to the site using their email address instead.

Make sure the Canvas site is Published

Course Status slider showing that course is Published

The Canvas site must be published before non-Tufts accounts are added.

Click on the People tool

Navigation menu with People highlighted

Click the "+ People" button

Add people button highlighted

In the Email Addresses box, enter the user's non-Tufts email address, use the dropdown box to select the user's role, and click "Next"

Add People modal with Email Address selected, email address populated in Text Box, and Student selected from Role dropdown

Click "Click to Add Name"

Add People modal with Click to add a name option highlighted

Add the user's name and click "Next"

Add People modal with user's name populated in Name field and Next button highlighted

Click "Add Users"

Add People modal with "The following users are ready to be added to the course" success message and Add Users button highlighted

Instructions for new users: Registering a guest account

Canvas will send the user an email containing a "Get Started" button

Invitation to user with Get Started button highlighted

When the user clicks on the "Get Started" button, a web page will open with a "Create My Account" button

Canvas user creation screen with Create My Account button highlighted

New users should always click on the "Create My Account" button and not the "I Have a Canvas Account" button.

When the user clicks on the "Create My Account" button, a new web page is displayed allowing the user to create a password, set a Time Zone and agree to the Acceptable Use Policy

New user creation screen with password field, Time Zone dropdown, Acceptable Use Policy checkbox, and Register button all highlighted

When the user enters the account password, time zone and agrees to the Use Policy and clicks "Register," the user is automatically added to the course site and the Home page for the course site is displayed.

If the user has not accepted the invitation after a few days, resend the invitation

People tool in a Canvas site. "Resend Invitation" option in user options flyout menu is highlighted

If the user has not received the Canvas email, or has not registered the guest account, or if the account was added when the course site was unpublished, the instructor (after publishing the site) can go to the People tool and resend the invitation to individual or all manually-added users.