How do I generate a pairing code for an observer as a student?

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You can generate a pairing code to link an observer to your Canvas account. An observer can enter the pairing code in their User Settings Observing tab. You must create a separate pairing code for each observer who wants to link to your account.

An observer may be your parent, guardian, mentor, counselor, or another individual who needs to view your Canvas courses. Linked observers can can view and participate in certain elements of your Canvas courses. For more information on the observer role, view the Observer Visibility and Participation PDF.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Settings link [2].

Pair with Observer

Pair with Observer

Click the Pair with Observer button.

Copy Pairing Code

Copy Pairing Code

Copy the six-digit alphanumeric pairing code [1]. You will need to share the code with the observer who will link to your account. The pairing code will expire after 24 hours or its first use.

To close the window, click the OK button [2].

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