Stanford Canvas Guest Account Policy
If you want to add someone who is not currently affiliated with Stanford to your course, you must sponsor a base SUNet ID for them, which is free and sufficient for access to Canvas. To find out more about sponsorship, see https://uit.stanford.edu/service/sponsorship.
After you sponsor a SUNet ID, a Canvas account will be created for your guest soon after. You can then add your guest as an Observer to your course in the People tool. Remind your guest to add an email address to their Canvas account, set it as the default email address and set notification preferences.
If you have a special program that requires non-SUNet ID users to have student or teaching roles, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include detailed information about your program in your request.