Faculty may wish to add other instructors to their course for a variety of reasons. Please keep in mind that official enrollments are handled automatically, so there is no need to add instructors who are already assigned to a course.
Other instructors (or administrators) may be added to permit them to import (copy) some or all content from the course, collaborate on course development, or just browse the course. Whether or not the other instructor can make changes to the course depends on the role they are assigned when added.
Summary Of Roles
Student: Can only access content available to students, including restrictions based on availability and lock dates, Publish status, etc. User will appear as a student to all other students.
Teacher: Full course access with complete editing capabilities. User will appear as an instructor to students in the course.
Designer: Similar to Teacher, but without access to view/edit Grades.
Teaching Assistant: Limited access to create and edit course content and grades.
Visitor: Access to all areas of course content, but with no editing capabilities.
Observer: DO NOT USE THIS ROLE! It is intended for parents of K-12 students only.
For a complete list of permissions, see: Canvas Course Role Permissions
IMPORTANT: Instructors should NOT manually add students using this method. Student enrollments are automatically processed based on official enrollment status.
To Add Another Instructor:
- In the course, click People
- Click +People
- Enter the user’s butte.edu email address
- Choose the desired role (see details above)
- Click Next
- Confirm the user, click Add Users
(if multiple accounts are listed, choose the one labeled “Butte College”)
The user will receive an email invitation to join the course, and an alert will appear on their Dashboard in Canvas. They must accept the invitation to access the course.
See the Canvas Guide: