Canvas Roles and UBC TA Duties

This chart shows which Canvas roles and permissions settings are assigned to each of the UBC’s TA roles, based on their duties as identified by the Teaching Assignments & Section Management (TASM) duty mappings. To be granted the Canvas role indicated in the right-hand column, users must be assigned the duty mappings in the same row that have been marked with an ‘X’ in the chart.

View how Canvas roles are assigned to instructors here.

Teaching Assignments & Section Management duty mappings
TA Student Contact Level 1 TA Student Contact Level 2 TA Marking Role assigned
in Canvas
TA Course Builder
TA Grader


  • The “TA Assisting” role has no impact on what Canvas role a TA receives and is therefore not included in this table; for example, “Student Contact Level 1” is equivalent to “Student Contact Level 1 + TA Assisting” – in both cases, the TA will become a Teacher in Canvas
  • TAs who are only assigned the “TA Assisting” role will not be automatically granted a role in Canvas