Online Primary Contacts can create new user accounts in batch to save time when creating multiple accounts.

You'll need to know

  1. The demographics of the user(s) (username, last name, first name, email, password).
  2. Institutional Role Code. Find your school's two district identifying and institutional role code.

User Creation csv File Requirements:

Row 1 must contain a header with the exact text in quotes below:

  • column A: "user_id"
  • column B: "login_id"
  • column C: "password"
  • column D: "first_name"
  • column E: "last_name"
  • column F: "email"
  • column G: "status"

Row 2 and beyond contain the user information:

  • column A: Required: User ID: District id should be all caps. e.g. "LAM" not "lam". For example, GPA99.Name (the name should be first initial, last name)


  • column B: Required: User ID, same as column A
  • column C: Required: Password
  • column D: Required: First Name
  • column E: Required: Last Name
  • column F: Optional: Email Address
  • column G: Required: Always "active"

Creating User Accounts Steps:

  1. Complete the User Creation csv file and save it to your computer.

  2. Log into Canvas.

  3. Point to "Courses" and select "Blended Schools" under "Managed Accounts."

  4. Click "SIS Import."

  5. Click "Browse" and select your csv file.

  6. Click "Process Data."