Managing Participants on Canvas


Students are automatically enrolled in Sakai sites as Sakai is synchronized with the student registration system. This article explains how project site administrators and instructors can manually add participants to their site.

Adding Participants

Students enrolled in your class should not need to be added this way. The method below is for manually adding people like TAs, course guests and others who need site access.

  1. Log in to Sakai at
  2. Click your site
  3. Click Site Info in the left toolbar
  4. Click Add Participants in the top toolbar
  5. In the appropriate participants field, type the email address(es) or the username(s) of the individuals you want to add
    • Official Participants have a email address
    • Unofficial Participants do not have a email address
  6. Place each entry on its own line (using Enter or Return on your keyboard).
  7. If you want to assign new participants to different roles, choose the Assign each participant a role individually
  8. Click Continue
  9. Choose the appropriate role for participant(s) you are adding to your site.
    • If you decided to give all participants the same role, you can choose by clicking the radio button next to the role
    • If you have chose to assign each participant an individual role, you will see that you can choose from the Role drop-down menu to the right of each name
  10. Click Continue
  11. Choose whether you would like to send an email to notify users that they have been added to your site
  12. Click Continue
  13. Confirm the list of participants that you have chosen to add to your site and click the Finish

Editing or Removing Participants

  1. Log in to Sakai at
  2. Click your site
  3. Click Site Info in the left toolbar
  4. Scroll down to the Participant List
    • To edit role or status, select the appropriate role or status from the drop down menu
    • To remove a participant, check the box in the Remove column that corresponds with the participant
  5. Click Update Participants
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