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bludwig
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Setting Teacher (from another district) as Observer

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I am trying to help out a teacher that was last minute placed from high school into teaching the middle school courses. I told her I would set her up to observe my courses so she could reference as needed. After adding her email and attempting to add I am received with "we were unable to find matches below."

What can I do? 

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 @bludwig ,

No, it will not prevent them from making changes, but if you need them to export content from the course, they will need to have a role that allows that, TA, Teacher or Course Designer.  The other option would be for your Canvas Administrator to create a custom role based on one fo the other roles that severely limits what they can do in the course.


Robbie

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Robbie_Grant
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 @bludwig ,

I would recommend adding her to the course as a TA if you want her to see how the course runs.  The Observer role is really designed for parents to be tied to a student in the course so that they can see how the student is performing in the course.


Robbie

bludwig
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Robbie,

Thank you for the quick response. Does setting them up as a TA only allow observation? They would not be able to make changes to what I have posted but would be able to download activities?

 @bludwig ,

No, it will not prevent them from making changes, but if you need them to export content from the course, they will need to have a role that allows that, TA, Teacher or Course Designer.  The other option would be for your Canvas Administrator to create a custom role based on one fo the other roles that severely limits what they can do in the course.


Robbie

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bludwig
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Thank you very much!!! This will be a wonderful tool to use.

lalesi
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I set up a teacher from another district as an observer, which is the same role we give our parents.  When it says it could not find a match, I just added their name in.  She got access.   Our parents are not members of our domain and they all have access as observers.

bludwig
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Thank you for sharing.