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How do I link a student to an observer in a course?

If you have the correct permissions from your administrator, you can link a student to an observer from the People page. When an observer is linked to a student, the observer can observe the student's activities and grades in the course.

Learn more about the Observer role.

Open People

Open People

In Course Navigation, click the People link.

Locate Observer

Locate Observer

In the search field [1], search for the name of the observer. You can also filter by observer role in the Roles drop-down menu [2].

Link to Students

Click the observer's Settings icon [1], then select the Link to Students link [2].

Link Student

Link Student

In the name field, type the name of the student you want to link to the observer. Select the full name when it appears.

Manage Linked Students

Manage Linked Students

You can link additional students to the observer, if necessary. To remove a student, hover over the student's name and click the remove icon.

Update Link

Click the Update button.

View Observer

View Observer

View the students linked to the observer.