Canvas organizes Instructional Units by way of sub-accounts. Each sub-account has a DEPT-ADMIN. DEPT-ADMINs are assigned at the dean and department chair or program coordinator levels. Department assistants can be added under a DEPT-ASST role to a sub-account in Canvas, BUT ONLY if requested by his or her department chair, program coordinator, or instructional dean.
The DEPT-ADMIN can access all courses, statistics, outcomes, rubrics, and reports, including user access, in his or her Instructional Unit. The DEPT-ADMIN can also send communications to students and faculty at the individual, group, and course levels. DEPT-ADMIN user permissions are the same no matter the sub-account level (e.g., Instructional Dean or Program Coordinator). The only difference is the scope of data available.
Consult the DEPT-ADMIN Guide for detailed directions on how to utilize this role in Canvas:
If after consulting the guide you have additional questions regarding the DEPT-ADMIN role, please submit a request to the eCampus Help Desk.