How do I add other users to my Canvas course?


This article will show you how to add a student or another instructor into your Canvas course. Please note you can only add users to your course that have an active MSU Denver email account.

Before you begin...

Log in to Canvas, and navigate to the course you want to add the user to. 


  • Click People from the course navigation menu on the left side of the page.
  • Click +People in the top-right corner.
  • In the pop-up window that appears, type the user's email address into the text box provided ( You can add multiple users at once by putting a comma between each user.
  • Select the user's intended role from the drop down menu.
  • Once you have selected roles, click the Next button to proceed. 
  • Canvas will verify if the account(s) are valid. If valid, you will see the following message in green: "The following users are ready to be added to the course."
  • Click the Add Users button to add the desired user(s) to your course.

Canvas will automatically send an invitation to participate in the course to any users added this way. The user's status will display as pending in your user list until they accept the invitation.


Once the added user accepts the invitation, they will be able to access your course's content according to the assigned role. 

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