How do I link a student to an observer in a course?

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If you have the correct permissions from your administrator, you can link a student to an observer from the People page. When an observer is linked to a student, the observer can observe the student's activities and grades in the course.

Depending on permissions, you may also be able to link a student to an observer by using a pairing code. Using a pairing code will link the observer to the student in all of the student's courses.

Open People

Open People

In Course Navigation, click the People link.

Locate Observer

Locate Observer

In the search field [1], search for the name of the observer. You can also filter by observer role in the Roles drop-down menu [2].

Link to Students

  Link to Students

Click the observer's Options icon [1], then select the Link to Students link [2].

Link Student

Link Student

In the name field, type the name of the student you want to link to the observer. Select the full name when it appears.

You can link additional students to the observer, if necessary.

Remove Students

Remove Students

To remove a student, click the remove icon next to the student.

Update Link

Update Link

Click the Update button.

View Observer

  View Observer

View the students linked to the observer.

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