Stanford Canvas Guest Account Policy
You may request a Stanford Canvas guest account for someone who does not have a SUNet ID, as long as they are affiliated with Stanford, affiliated with another non-profit academic organization, or participating in a Stanford program. If you want to add someone with a guest account to an official Stanford course, you must add them with the Observer role. If you want to add someone with any other course role, you must sponsor a SUNet ID for them. A base SUNet ID is free and sufficient for access to Canvas. To find out more about sponsorship, see https://uit.stanford.edu/service/sponsorship.
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.
Request a Stanford Canvas guest account
To request a guest account, email email@example.com with the following information:
- Guest's name
- Guests email address
- Course(s) to which guest needs access (e.g., F16-HISTORY-101-01)
- Guest’s affiliation to academic organization and/or Stanford program in which guest is participating
- Purpose of access
- Any additional information for special programs (if relevant)