Thursday, September 3, 2020

Adding Someone to Your Canvas Account (without having to wait for IT)

 We recently ran into a problem - my wife and I are both teachers and we cannot access our daughter's Canvas page even though we followed the guidelines for parent observers.  The problem?  Every time we try to access Canvas, it reverts to our teacher account and then we no longer have parent observation status.  My wife asked IT and they were not much help.

So I figured a work around.

This method should work for ANYONE who you would like to add to your Canvas page - a co-teacher, a mentor, a parent, an EC case manager - whoever you would like.

FIRST STEP - Open your page and choose PEOPLE


SECOND STEP - Click the blue +PEOPLE button on the right side of your screen.


THIRD & FOURTH STEP -  Put the email of the person you want to add in the big box, then select the role drop down menu


FIFTH STEP - Choose what role you want that person to have then click NEXT.


SIXTH STEP - Select ADD USERS



SEVENTH STEP - Make sure your observer has your link to your course (just grab that from the URL).  Relax!  You’re done!  You should get a tech credit for doing this!


Need this in a handy dandy print out?  Here you go! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NgBpMH5npFbe6-x60FDh4VO30XYaMpPVQaza-vnfXhg/edit



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