Canvas @ YaleInstructor Guides User ManagementHow do I edit user roles in a course?

How do I edit user roles in a course?

  • You can edit the course roles for those students you have manually added to your course.
  • You cannot edit the course roles for a student who is officially registered for a course and their enrollment  listed in the registrar's database.  If you must, change the role of an officially registered student, please contact

Open People

Open People from Course Navigation

In Course Navigation, click the People link.

Locate User and Edit Role

Locate User, click on the gear icon, and Edit Role

Locate the user in your people list.  Hover over the user's name and click the Settings icon [1].  Select the Edit Role [2] link.

Edit Course Role

Edit Course Role by clicking on the down action arrow

Click the Role drop-down menu [1], then select the new role for the user [2].

Note: Depending on your user permissions, you may not be able to select from all user roles in your course.

Edit Multiple Roles

Edit Multiple Roles

If a user has multiple roles in the course, selecting a new role overwrites all the user's current enrollments.

Update Role

Update Role

Click the Update button.

If you would like to learn more about this tool, please consider attending one of our workshops or schedule a one-on-one consultation: