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PSU non-credit students are not issued standard Odin accounts. Instead, they create a Provisional Account using a personal email address. The steps for this are:

  1. The student visits
  2. They enter a personal email account that does not end in
  3. A confirmation email is sent requesting a password.
  4. Once the password is accepted, the student can login to Canvas. No courses will appear on the Dashboard yet.
  5. Lastly, the student must send their account email address to each non-credit instructor. Instructors can then manually enroll the student.

For instructors, adding non-credit students is similar to adding a matriculated student, with one important difference. These students’ email addresses are stored in Canvas as a Login ID. To enroll a non-credit student:

  1. From your Canvas course, select the People option in course navigation.
  2. Select the +People button in the upper right corner.
  3. In the Add People window, select Login ID (this will deselect the Email Address option).
  4. Enter the personal email address supplied by the student. You can enter multiple addresses separated by commas.
  5. Select the Next button.
    Add People window with Login ID selected.
  6. If the Canvas account is found, select Add Users to invite the student. You may also want to send a separate message to each student letting them know they’ve been enrolled and should see an invitation on their Canvas Dashboard.
  7. If the Canvas account is not found, alert the student.

This article was last updated on Sep 22, 2023 @ 9:44 am.