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tina_busch
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Can Parents/Observers view student submissions for the student they are observing?

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From the browser version of Canvas, is it possible for parents/observers to see what their child has submitted? 

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mzimmerman
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Hi @tina_busch 

Generally speaking, observers can see the same things students can see, so if the submission is visible to the student, it will be visible to the observer.  If the submission is not visible--say, a quiz attempt where the instructor is not releasing the results yet--then the observer will not be able to see it either.

There are more details about what observers can and cannot do at https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Basics-Guide/What-is-the-Observer-role/ta-p/4 

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mswope
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@mzimmerman is correct.  As of May 2022, this was also true for institutions using Assignment Enhancements. You can see the release note here.

 

This response was created by one of Instructure’s PandaPros. All Canvas and Mastery Connect users are encouraged to schedule a free 1:1 coaching session between July 18 and September 18, 2022. Learn more by reading our blog!

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mzimmerman
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Hi @tina_busch 

Generally speaking, observers can see the same things students can see, so if the submission is visible to the student, it will be visible to the observer.  If the submission is not visible--say, a quiz attempt where the instructor is not releasing the results yet--then the observer will not be able to see it either.

There are more details about what observers can and cannot do at https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Basics-Guide/What-is-the-Observer-role/ta-p/4 

tina_busch
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Thank you for responding. It now seems to be working.

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mswope
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@mzimmerman is correct.  As of May 2022, this was also true for institutions using Assignment Enhancements. You can see the release note here.

 

This response was created by one of Instructure’s PandaPros. All Canvas and Mastery Connect users are encouraged to schedule a free 1:1 coaching session between July 18 and September 18, 2022. Learn more by reading our blog!

tina_busch
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Thanks @mzimmerman. We have Assignment Enhancements enabled but the submissions werent showing for parents. It now appears to be working this morning so was perhaps just a glitch in the system for a few days.