Canvas Adding 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?

Instructors, TAs, Course Builders and Program Administrators can add non-Tufts user accounts to a Canvas course site.

DO NOT ADD A NON-TUFTS ACCOUNT TO A CANVAS SITE IF THE USER ALREADY HAS A TUFTS UNIVERSITY ACCOUNT.

Make sure the Canvas site is Published

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

Click on the People tool

Click Add (+) People

In the Email address box, enter the user's non-Tufts email address, make sure "Email Address" radio button is selected, use the dropdown box to select the user's Role, then click "Next"

Click "Click to Add Name"

Add the user's name and click "Next"

Click "Add Users"

Canvas will send the user an email at that address containing a "Get Started" button.

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

Note: New user's 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 Acceptable Use Policy.

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 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the Canvas email, or has not Registered the guest account, or if the account was added when the course site was Unpublished, the instructor (after Publishing the site) can go to the People tool and RESEND the invitation to individual or all manually added users.