Canvas How-To: People & Rosters

Adding Students to a Course

As a general rule, do not manually add students to live courses. Student registration and enrollment must be handled by the automated integration with PeopleSoft. Canvas receives changes from PeopleSoft every 24 hours. Manually adding students bypasses this process. Students might falsely assume they are officially enrolled, when they are not. For urgent situations, contact the Canvas administrator.

Adding a TA or GA to a Course

In the process of adding a TA or GA to your course, all you need to focus on the role assigned to them when you click on the Add People button in the People area of your course. The role of a Student Grading Assistant in Canvas is called TA. They will have limited access to edit content, but may assist with grading assignments. 

How do I add users to a course?

Dropped Students in Canvas

Students who are marked as dropped in PeopleSoft will be hidden entirely in the corresponding Canvas roster.  This is done automatically during the regular roster refresh process.