UNH Canvas - Add Student to Course




This article describes how to add a student to an active Canvas course. These instructions also apply to adding any person to your course; just make sure you select the appropriate role (Faculty, Student, Observer, TA, Designer, etc.).

These instructions do not apply to PSU or KSC faculty.


Adding a Student:

Instructors are able to manually add students in Canvas. The student will still be required to register for the course through the Registrar’s office. These steps enable faculty to add late-enrolling students to the course.

  1. Navigate to the appropriate Canvas, course and in the Course Menu, click People.
  2. Click on the People button
  3. Enter the student’s USNH user name ID, or the USNH student ID.
  4. If you are adding multiple students, separate each user by a comma.
  5. Select the Role (Student) and course section to which the student should be assigned.
  6. Select Next. You should see the name of the student appear.
  7. Select Add User. The student’s email address will appear.
  8. Select Done. An email is sent to the student inviting them to join the course.

Do NOT enter the student’s email address as Canvas needs to locate the person using the student’s unique identifier. The student’s default Canvas email address will automatically be added to the course.

The student will immediately be added to the course. The student will be sent an email, inviting them to join the course. The student will also see the invitation to the course in their Canvas Dashboard. The student must accept the invitation for the course enrollment to be complete.

Note:  If you want to add someone to a previous semester course, then use the Canvas Webform below to send your request to the technical team.

Questions about removing a student from a course, read this article. Canvas: Inactive students in course

Here is a link to the Canvas guides for more detailed instructions:



Users should be able to add a student to an active Canvas course. 

Further reading:

Canvas: Inactive students in course


Need additional help?

Please use this link to the Technology Help Desk to locate your local campus contact information.  Use the “Submit a Question” for your campus to enter an online support request.  




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Article ID: 664
Fri 7/19/19 5:31 PM
Thu 3/7/24 2:20 PM
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University of New Hampshire (UNH)