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Teacher of some courses AND parent observer of their own child?

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I am a teacher, have a Canvas account and use it for the courses I teach. My son's elementary school teacher is starting to use Canvas in her classroom(in the same district/domain). My question is do I need a new account to be able to pair with my child and view his courses? Or can I somehow pair my existing teacher account? 

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Surveyor II

Can you please share the workaround with me as well? Thank you!


If I want to separate the teacher and parent account, then do I set up a new login in Canvas with my personal email? Or do I go to settings in my Canvas account?

Hi @MrsDuffyDATA -- Yes, you'd need to set up a separate Canvas Account using your personal email that you'd then use for your Observer role.

If you'd like to keep your teacher role separate from the observer role (yet not sign in and out), you may like Chrome profiles. Share Chrome with others - Computer - Google Chrome Help

Surveyor II

Would love the workaround as well. Thank you.


Can I please have the workaround so I can assist my teachers observe their students?

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Hi! Because of the popularity of this thread, I created an Idea Conversation: Teacher and Observer (Dual Role Account) - Canvas Community. Feel free to rate the idea and add to the discussion. 😎

Explorer II

@klundstrum Can you send me the work around as well? I have some teachers with students asking for this.