• How do I use the Assignments Index Page?

    You can view all your course assignments on the Assignments Index page. As an instructor, you can also add assignment groups, create an assignment, and modify assignment settings. You can also reorder assignments and ...
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  • How do I use the Calendar as an instructor?

    The Calendar is a great way to view everything you have to do for all your courses in one place. You can view calendar events by day, week, month, or agenda list. The calendar also includes access to the Scheduler, wh...
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  • How do I view the rubric for my external tool assignment?

    If your instructor creates an assignment with an external tool, such as a Google Drive or Microsoft Office 365 assignment, they may include a rubric as part of your assignment. Before submitting your assignment you ca...
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  • How do I submit an assignment on behalf of a group?

    A group assignment is a way for instructors to allow students to work together on an assignment and submit it as a group. Only one group member needs to submit the assignment on behalf of the group. Any attachments ad...
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  • Canvas Basics Guide - Table of Contents

    General Information Canvas Features Mobile Features General InformationWhere do I find my institution's URL to access Canvas? What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas? Which browsers does Can...
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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 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 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 stude...
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  • How do I select personal pronouns in my user account as an observer?

    If enabled by your institution, you can select personal pronouns to add to your user account. Personal pronouns display after your name in various areas in Canvas, including: Inbox People Page User Navigation Menu...
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