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Adding and Removing Observers in Canvas

Instructors of Canvas classes can add a Palomar College employee to a Canvas course with Observer permissions.

Instructors cannot add students to a course in Canvas. Students are automatically enrolled in Canvas based on actual enrollments several times a day.

You should not add anyone to Canvas as a Teacher, Co-Teacher, TA, POCR, or Designer.

Add an Observer to a Canvas Course

  1. Enter your Canvas course.
  2. Click People on the course navigation menu.
  3. Click the +People button.
  4. Select Login ID.
  5. Enter the Palomar employee’s 9-digit ID number.
  6. Select the Observer role for the user. Do not select any other available roles.
  7. Click the Next button.
  8. Click the Add Users button.
  9. The new Observer will immediately have access to your course.

Remove an Observer from a Canvas Course