• How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as a student?

    Canvas includes a set of default notification preferences you can receive for your courses. However, you can change the default settings by setting your own notification preferences. These preferences only apply to yo...
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  • How do I reply to a discussion as a student?

    You can easily reply to any discussion. However, the reply option may vary depending upon how your instructor set up the discussion. Discussion replies can be edited or deleted, as long as your instructor has not rest...
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  • Which browsers does Canvas support?

    Because it's built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. Supported Browsers Canvas supports the current and first previous major rel...
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  • How do I mute or unmute an assignment in the New Gradebook?

    By default, Canvas allows students to see assignment grades as soon as the instructor has graded the assignment. In some cases, instructors may wish to hold student grades until all assignments have been graded, and t...
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  • How do I add an external app in a course?

    There are many places where you can find Apps to use in your courses. You can add external apps in the Canvas App Center, the Edu App Center, or through vendor-provided tools. Once configured, external apps may be abl...
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  • How do I connect to web services outside of Canvas as an observer?

    Canvas is integrated with a number of third party web services. Most of these services can be configured from the user settings page. Open User Settings In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then c...
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  • How do I link a student to my user account as an observer?

    If you signed up for a Canvas account as a parent, you can add students to observe within the same institution. Additionally, if an institution created an observer account linked to a student for you, you can add stud...
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  • How do I join a conference in a course as an observer?

    You can join a conference that has already been started by the conference host. To use your microphone, you must give Conferences access to your microphone settings. As part of joining the conference, you must verify ...
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  • How do I log in to Canvas as an observer?

    This lesson will show you how to log in to Canvas from an internet browser. If you are using Canvas with your student's institution, you will log in either from the institution's webpage or by using their direct Canva...
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  • How do I set up multi-factor authentication for my user account as an observer?

    Your institution may enable multi-factor authentication for your user account. Multi-factor authentication adds security to your account by verifying you are the user accessing your account. Multi-factor authenticatio...
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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 reset my password as an observer?

    If you created your own Canvas account, you can reset your password through a link in the password request email. If your login credentials were provided to you by your institution, you may not be able to reset your 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 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 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 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 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 Files In Course Navigation, click the Files link. Open a Folder   To open folder contents in the preview pane on the right-...
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