Note: Some features may not be enabled in the VCU Canvas instance.
Canvas provides five base course-level user roles that each include their own set of default permissions. You can manage the permissions according to the needs of your institution. The Canvas base roles are:
People shows all the users enrolled in your course, either added by your or your institution via SIS import.
You can also view the number of current users in a course from the Course Settings page.
In Course Navigation, click the People link.
People Index Page [View Image]
The People page displays all information about the users in your course. The page is designed with global settings at the top of the page  followed by the generated user data .
View People [View Image]
Global settings include searching and filtering by user data. To search for a specific user, type the user's name in the search field .
To filter by role, select the Roles drop-down menu . The filter will also display the number of users in each type of role (e.g. student).
You can also add a user to the course .
Search and Filter Users_People [View Image]
The People page also organizes all your student groups, where you can manage student groups. You can create groups to put students together to complete projects or other activities. Students can set up their own groups, which will allow them to work collaboratively.
Manage Student Groups_People [View Image]
To manage course-level user options, click the global Options drop-down menu. You can view user groups . User groups are the same as displayed in the global settings at the top of the page.
You can view prior enrollments in the course . Prior enrollments are students who were previously enrolled in the course and their enrollments have been concluded.
You can also view a summary of all student interactions in your course . Interactions are recorded when you contact the student via Conversations or when you leave a comment on an assignment.
You can view registered services for each user in the course . If a person has registered a social media account in Canvas, you can see that service listed and communicate with that person through any social media site they have registered.
Manage Users_People [View Image]
The People page orders users alphabetically by last name. Search and filter results display the following data:
Note: Viewing user details, including Login IDs and user email addresses, are course permissions. Depending on your permissions, you may not be able to view all available information in the People page.
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You can also view the status for pending and inactive enrollments.
Once a course is published, users receive an invitation to the course. Users who have not yet accepted the course invitation display a pending status . To resend course invitations for pending users, click the Resend link  at the top of the page.
Users who are inactive in the course display an inactive status . The inactive status allows you to view a user's prior activity in the course but does not allow the student to access the course.
View User Status_People [View Image]
To view the context card for a student, click the student's name.
View Context Card_People [View Image]
To manage a user in your course, click the Options icon. You can resend course invitations, edit the user's course sections, view user details, and view New Analytics.
Manage Individual Users_People [View Image]
For Observer roles, you can also link an observer to a student.
Link Observer to Student_People [View Image]