• 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...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • 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...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • 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 ...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • 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 ...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • 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...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • 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 ...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • 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...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • 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...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • 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...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • 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 C...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I view my list of observed students?

    As an observer, you can view a list of your observed students. You can also add observed students to your observing list. Open Account In Global Navigation, click the Account Link. Open Observing In...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I view the Grades page for a student as an observer?

    As an observer, you can view grades for students you are observing. The Grades page in a course displays your student's current course grade as well as all current grades for course assignments. You can also view assi...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I accept an invitation to join a course as an observer?

    Instructors invite observers to join their courses. By default, when you are added to a course, you will be able to view the course without having to accept a course invitation. Note: If you do not receive an invitat...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • How do I add contact methods to receive Canvas notifications as an observer?

    In Canvas you can add contact methods to receive notifications. Contact methods allow you to select how you want to be notified when various events occur within a course. Notifications are applied to all courses in Ca...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • Canvas Observer Guide - Table of Contents

    Introduction Calendar Conferences Course Navigation Files Global Navigation Grades Pages Profile and User Settings Web Services IntroductionHow can I use Canvas on my mobile de...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • What languages does Canvas support?

    Language preferences can be set by the user, by the instructor in a specific course, or by the admin for the entire account. However, depending on the Canvas area, some language preferences can be overridden. If no la...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • What is the Teacher role?

    In Canvas, the Teacher role is used to enroll users responsible for course creation, instruction, and management. Teachers are also referred to as instructors in Canvas. In general, users with the Teacher role have pe...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • What are Analytics?

    Analytics evaluate individual components of a course and evaluate student performance. Analytics takes a three-pronged approach to creating substantive data for Canvas users. Justification focuses on system reports ...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • What are question banks?

    You can create account and sub-account level Question Banks in your Canvas instance. This allows anyone in the account to have access to the questions. Click here to view a video about Question Banks. Open Questio...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team
  • What are Pages?

    Pages store content and educational resources that are part of a course or group but don’t necessarily belong in an assignment. Pages can include text, video, and links to files and other course or group content...
    Canvas Doc Team
    last modified by Canvas Doc Team