The PASS Leader role in Canvas courses is intended for use by the Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program offered by FSU's Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). PASS, also known as Supplemental Instruction (SI), is a program at FSU that implements frequent group study sessions focused on the most difficult content of the course. At the ACE Learning Studio, the PASS program provides undergraduate students the unique opportunity to voluntarily meet two times per week for group sessions led by a trained undergraduate student known as the “PASS Leader” who is knowledgeable about the subject matter.
PASS was designed to increase retention and improve student performance. Students who attend PASS, on average, score higher on tests and on final course grades than students who do not attend PASS. For a full schedule of PASS supported courses please visit the ACE website.
Contact for the PASS program:
Marisa Agama, Ph. D.
Faculty, Academic Center for Excellence
The PASS Leader role can do the following:
PASS Leaders do not have access to any student information. They cannot access the Gradebook and cannot access exam questions or answers.
If you have concerns about a PASS Leader having this role in your Canvas course site, you can opt to add them as "observers" instead of "PASS Leaders" so that they can view the course material like all other students. The "observer" role will not allow them to post announcements to your course. Instead, you can post PASS announcements yourself and you can allow the PASS Leader to make live announcements during class time and pass out flyers.