Add Non-Yale Users (Guest Users) to Canvas
Please follow these steps to request Canvas accounts for non-Yale users. These are also known as guest accounts.
Download the Template CSV file
- Click the following link: Bulk_Non-Yale_Import_Template.csv
- You will see a preview of the template file.
- Click the "Download" button to download a copy of the file to your computer.
- Be sure to remove the row for "Fake Student".
Enter User Information
Enter the information for each user into the CSV template file. Below is a description of what information should be included. For each column, you will enter in the information as follows:
- full_name - Enter the user's first name and last name (Example: John Doe)
- password - Enter a generic password of at least 8 characters.
- email - Email address
You will likely want to pick one generic password that you give to all of your students. When the student logs in, they will be able to change their password to something unique. For instructions on how guest users change their password, visit this help article. Please note that passwords need to be eight or more characters.
Please be aware that Yale NetID users cannot change their password within Canvas. For information on how Yale NetID users change their password, visit the ITS website help article to Change Your Yale Password(s).
Email the completed CSV template file to email@example.com for processing. Please allow 3-5 business days for these requests to be completed.
You will be notified when the guest accounts have been created. Guest accounts will NOT automatically be added to any courses.
Once the accounts are created, you can add them to any course by going to the course site and using the "People" tool. You can add people using their email addresses. For instructions on how to add users to a course, visit this help article.
SINGLE ACCOUNT REQUESTS
If you have a fewer than two accounts to request, you can use our Guest Account Request Form.
You will be notified when the user account has been created.
NOTE: You can set up a password for a single account or you can skip the password and the user will be emailed asking them to complete registration and set up their own password.
Once the account is created, you can add it to any course by going to the course site and using the "People" tool. You can add people using their email addresses. For instructions on how to add users to a course, visit this help article.