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Adding a parent to a course

Can I as a teacher add a parent to a course or does the parent need to do this? If I can - how do I do it?

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Hello  @vvanmatre ‌, hope you are surviving in the new online teaching world!  Yes you can add a parent as an observer, assuming your institution allows this.  If they have it turned on, a student normally does this by initiating a "join code" and sharing that with their parent.  Here is the documentation on observers:

What is the Observer role? 

Here is how a student can initiate it: 

Hope this helps and stay healthy!


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Hi! In addition to what Nick shared, this lesson will help your families get started: How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a parent?