Sharing Conent in Canvas

Canvas Commons

Commons is a learning object repository that enables educators to find, import, and share resources.

A digital library full of educational content, Commons allows Canvas users to share learning resources with other users as well as import learning resources into a Canvas course.

Learn More

Banner-Managed Roles

  • Teacher

    • 'Team Teachers' must be added to the course through the normal Academic Scheduling process. Work with your department scheduler who will submit the request to Academic scheduling. We will NEVER add a person to a course in Canvas as a Teacher. There are no exceptions.
  • Instructional Assistant (IA)

    We no longer add IAs to courses directly in Canvas. (Learn More) If you are using a Instructional Assistant (IA) in a course, you will need to have that person added as an instructor to the class section in Banner via the standard Academic Scheduling process. Typically, the IA will be added to the course in Banner with 0% workload, which will add the IA to Canvas with full Teacher access. This will also enable the IA to access the class lists in myUVU. 
  • Students

    We will NEVER add a person to a course in Canvas as a Student. Students MUST register for courses in Banner via myUVU. Banner automatically adds students to the Canvas course. There are no exceptions.

Custom Roles

Peer Review

This role is for faculty members who are conducting reviews of other facultys' courses. 

Future Instructors

  • Typically for newly-hired Faculty and Adjunct Faculty who will need access to a current or previous-semester course to adequately prepare for teaching the course in the upcoming semester.
  • NOTE:  We will NOT  add a user to your course in this role unless that user is already in Banner. Also, work with your department chair to ensure workload constraints and preparation pay are being accounted for, especially when adding Adjunct Faculty to your courses.
  • Send an email to to discuss the best option.

Faculty Mentors

  • Typically reserved for department chairs and other designated faculty who have been asked to mentor new faculty, or faculty that are teaching new courses.
  • Send an email to to discuss the best option.