Canvas: Add Guest Lecturer to your course

Summary

This article describes how to add a Guest Lecturer to a Canvas course. If your guest lecturer is not a USNH employee and does not have a USNH ID (9 digit number), then you must first request a USNH "sponsored" account.

Content

Request a Sponsored Account:

In order to add a Guest Lecturer to your course, you must first request an USNH 'sponsored" account for this person.
Follow the steps detailed in the KB article "Sponsored User FAQ". Sponsored User FAQ

After you receive the Guest Lecturer "sponsored" account id, proceed to the next step of adding the guest to your course.

Add Guest to Canvas

Instructors are able to manually add people in their course. When adding a user to your course, enter their USNH ID (9 digit number), or USNH login ID. DO NOT enter the email address. The unique USNH ID or login ID will locate and automatically populate the name and email address.

  1. Navigate to the appropriate course and in the Course Menu, click People.
  2. Click on the + People button, enter the Sponsored Account's new USNH ID or user name.
  3. Separate each user by a comma if you are adding multiple people.
  4. Select the role and course section/s to which the guest should be assigned.

 

Determine Role to assign guest

To determine the best role for the guest lecturer, read this article that details the permissions for each role: Canvas: Roles and Permissions

 

Notes:

Do not enter the guest lecturer email address as Canvas needs to locate the person using the guest lecturer's unique identifier. The guest lecturer's name and default Canvas email address will automatically be added to the course.

The guest lecturer will be sent an email, inviting them to join the course.

 

Here is a link to the Canvas guides for more detailed instructions:

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2878

 

Need additional help?

Please fill out this Canvas webform with as much detail as possible, or contact the ET&S Help Desk team on your local campus.

 

 

Details

Article ID: 1191
Created
Fri 7/19/19 5:54 PM
Modified
Tue 3/30/21 7:58 AM
Applicable Institution(s):
Granite State College (GSC)
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)