How do I associate a parent to a student

Note: This document references views and actions that are only available to Echo Administrators

Echo allows you to set accounts as "observers" of other accounts.  Most commonly, this features is used to connect parent accounts to their students or to connect resource teacher to the students they are supporting. As an observer, a user can view course activities and grades in "read-only" mode and can't edit or create any content.


Creating Parent Accounts

Creating parent accounts is the same as creating your staff and students accounts with one  additional step.  After the parent accounts have been created, you will create an "observation record" that associates the two accounts. Remember to identify the user as a "parent" in the Echo User Type field.

For more information on creating User accounts, please see this document in our Help Center.  


Create observation record

  1. From the User tool select the parent account
  2. Click on Observed Users
  3. Select the Student
  4. Click Observe
  5. The parents record now shows them observing their student.




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