Canvas Primary Teacher

Giving you more control over where Canvas assignment files live and who owns them.

Updated over a week ago

As a teacher, you’re likely to have other co-teachers or teaching assistants help you teach a particular course. Kami’s Canvas integration can seamlessly allow these other users to create, view, and grade Kami assignments. The files related to these assignments will now be owned by the teacher that created the assignments.

If an assignment is copied to multiple courses on Canvas

Every course will have a different set of teachers, so how does Kami designate the owner of these new files across different courses?

That’s why we’re introducing Primary Teachers for Canvas courses.

A primary teacher is a Kami user who is responsible for owning all assignment files for a course, that includes all template and student files. When Kami detects that a teacher has changed their role, or if an assumed primary teacher has not yet been confirmed, we will simply ask you the next time you open SpeedGrader.

After a primary teacher is assigned, we will check and make sure that these files are indeed owned by them. This allows you - the teacher to have more control over where Kami places assignment files for your course now and into the future.

If a teacher who taught a class or owned a course leaves the school

To change the primary ownership of a course that you know a teacher is leaving behind. Please follow these steps to make sure the ownership is passed over correctly so you keep access to the files.

1. Please log into the owner of the Canvas course in Canvas.

2. Go to the relevant course in Canvas

3. Scroll down on the left till you see Kami as an option and select it

4. Once selected you will be prompted to change the primary teacher there, you must have a co-teacher or the new teacher under the course permissions to transfer primary ownership

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