External User Access

You can grant external users access to your Canvas course from the External User Access tool in Canvas.  This tool allows instructors to grant temporary access for non UNF users by using their Google or Microsoft accounts.

  • Access is temporary and expiration is mandatory, 180 days maximum, but access can be extended
  • If an account expires and is later renewed, the account will have to be re-enrolled in its prior courses and the course activity will be restored at that time
  • This tool uses Google and Microsoft authentication and if the user does not have an email account with either service, instructions are included in the documentation on how they can register other email accounts to those services
  • These accounts are not intended to be used as test student accounts, instead it is recommend to use the Student View feature


Granting External User Access: covers how to enable the tool and request an account

Extending External User Access: explains how to extend an external user’s access

Canvas External User Access: this document contains instructions on how to login to UNF Canvas from an external account, share this with the account recipient


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