Adding Students to Canvas Courses

This guide will help you add students to your Canvas LMS Courses.

Please note that some problems may occur when using other web browsers. We highly suggest the use of Google Chrome.

You must have a valid “Canvas Teacher Account” to proceed with this process.

Adding Student Accounts to Canvas Courses

Step 1.

Download the class list of the course from using your account.

Tick on the excel button from you class list to download an excel copy
Select the email address row and copy (ctrl+c)

Step 2.

Log in to your Canvas account to access the course.

Step 3.

Access the course from the Unpublished courses section of your Canvas Dashboard

Courses View

Step 4.

Once the dashboard of the course opens, click the People option on the sidebar menu.

Courses Dashboard Menu

Step 5.

Click on the +People on the right side of the dashboard

Courses Add People

Step 6.

Paste the copied email addresses from you excel class list.

If you are adding only one student, encode the email address of your student by getting the IDNUMBER and adding (Example:

Courses Add People Window

Step 7.

If you intend to keep the discussions within the class, tick the “Can interact with users in their section only”. Click “Next” to add the specified users

Step 8.

Publish the course so that students will see it in their Canvas dashboard.


Great Job! You’re now done adding students to your canvas course.

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