Course Access Authorisers (CAAs) can bulk add instructors (teachers and TAs, etc.) to Canvas courses before a term (semester / quarter) starts. Instructors can also request for access during a term and after a term ends. 

Time / ProcessBefore a termDuring a termAfter a term
CAAs provide access to instructors.Instructors can request access by contacting Course Access Coordinators (CACs) / CAAs.6 months after a term ended: Instructors can still request access by contacting CACs / CAAs.

6+ months after a term ended: Please contact Staff Service Centre (
Note: Access needs to be approved by Course Access Authorisers.

You can find more info about staff access to a Canvas courses from the Knowledge Base articles below: