Canvas Guides (en)Canvas Observer Guide IntroductionHow do I accept an invitation to join a course as an observer?

How do I accept an invitation to join a course as an observer?

Instructors invite observers to join their courses. By default, when you are added to a course, you will be able to view the course without having to accept a course invitation.

Note: If you do not receive an invitation to join the course, please contact the instructor.

Receive Email Invitation

Receive Email Invitation

You will receive the course invitation via email. The invitation will include the course name [1] and your user role in the course [2]. To complete registration, click the Get Started button [3].

Note: You will have to sign in to Canvas to accept the course invitation. If you don't have a Canvas account you'll be able to create one as part of the course invitation.

Complete Registration

Complete Registration

If you need to set up an account, you will need to create a password [1], enter your time zone [2], and view the privacy policy [3]. Then click the Register button [4].

View Dashboard

When you log into Canvas, you will see the Dashboard which provides access and updates in favorited courses.