• How do I customize my Courses list as an observer?

    When you are enrolled in more than one Canvas course, you can customize the active courses that display in your Course list when you click the Courses link in Global Navigation. Courses you want displayed in the Cours...
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  • How do I get help with Canvas as an observer?

    You can get help with Canvas from the Help icon. The Help menu displays a list of resources to help you with Canvas. Canvas displays links according to roles in all enrollments; for instance, if you are an observer wh...
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  • How do I view my user files as an observer?

    Personal files include profile pictures and other files uploaded to your personal Canvas file storage area. By default, each user has 50 MB of storage space in Canvas. Open Files In Global Navigation, click t...
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  • How do I view course files as an observer?

    Observers may only be able to access certain course files. Open Course In Global Navigation, click the Courses link [1], then click the name of the course [2]. Open Course Files In Course Navigation,...
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  • How do I view a list of all Canvas courses in which I am an observer?

    After logging into Canvas, you can view a list of all courses in which you are enrolled as an observer. You may also be able to view past and future course enrollments in Canvas. If you cannot access one of your stude...
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  • How do I edit a course page as an observer?

    If an instructor allows observers to edit course pages, you can edit a page in a course. Open Course In Global Navigation, click the Courses link [1], then click the name of the course [2]. Open Pages ...
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  • How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a parent?

    Parents can sign up as an observer in Canvas. Observers can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the c...
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  • How do I change the language preference in my user account as an observer?

    English is Canvas' language default, but you can choose to view the Canvas interface in another language. Note: Instructors have the option to change the language preference for their courses. If you observing a stud...
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  • How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as an observer?

    Canvas includes a set of default notification preferences you can receive for the courses you are observing. Notifications are sent to Canvas contact methods as specified in your account User Settings. However, you ca...
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  • How do I use the Global Navigation Menu as an observer?

    The Global Navigation Menu is located on the left side of every page in Canvas. Global Navigation links provide quick access to frequently used Canvas features. These links provide access to all your observed courses ...
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  • How can I use Canvas on my mobile device as an observer?

    Canvas is built on open web standards and uses minimal instances of Flash, so most features are supported on mobile devices. Mobile Browsers You can access Canvas from any browser on your Android/iOS device. Howe...
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  • How do I view Grades in the Dashboard as an observer?

    You can view overall course grades in the Dashboard. This button is available to all user roles and displays grades for both courses being taken and courses being taught, if any. Note: You may not be able to view grad...
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  • How do I use the Calendar as an observer?

    The Calendar is a great way to view everything a linked student has to do for all their courses in one place. You can view calendar events by day, week, month, or agenda list. The calendar also includes access to the ...
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  • How do I edit my profile in my user account as an observer?

    Some institutions may enable a feature in Canvas called Profiles. Profiles allows you to update your name, preferred contact methods, and any personal links for your account. Your profile information can be viewed by ...
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  • How do I use the Microsoft Immersive Reader when viewing a page as an observer?

    You may be able to use the Microsoft Immersive Reader when viewing pages in Canvas. The Microsoft Immersive Reader enhances your reading experience by improving accessibility and boosting reading comprehension. For mo...
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  • How do I use the Dashboard as an observer?

    The Dashboard is the first thing you will see when you log into Canvas. The Dashboard displays at-a-glance information about what is happening in all your current courses. You can return to your User Dashboard at any ...
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  • How do I view global activity for my student’s courses in the Recent Activity Dashboard as an observer?

    The Recent Activity Dashboard displays information about course assignments and inbox messages. The following will cause course activity notifications to appear in the Recent Activity Dashboard: New assignments Ass...
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  • How do I navigate a Canvas course as an observer?

    Navigating a Canvas course as an observer is simple. Open Course In Global Navigation, click the Courses link [1], then click the name of the course [2]. View Canvas Interface   Observers can vi...
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  • How do I view my favorite courses in the Card View Dashboard as an observer?

    The Card View Dashboard displays course cards for all your favorite active courses. Course cards can help you organize your student's courses by adding a nickname or customizing the color, which is synced with the col...
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  • How do I log out of Canvas as an observer?

    When you are finished accessing Canvas, you can log out of your account. Log Out In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Logout button [2]. Previous Topic:How do I get help with ...
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