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How do I create an account in the Canvas Parent app on my iOS device?

How do I create an account in the Canvas Parent app on my iOS device?

In the Canvas Parent app, you can create a Canvas observer account to view student course information. If you already have an account, you can log in to the Parent app.

To link yourself to a student, you will need to enter a student-specific pairing code that will link you to the student. Pairing codes are valid for seven days. Students can generate pairing codes from their User Settings. Depending on institution permissions, admins and instructors may also be able to generate pairing codes.

For more information on pairing codes, view the Pairing Codes - Frequently Asked Questions PDF.

Open App

Open App

Open your device and tap the Canvas Parent icon.

Find School

Find School

To find your institution, tap the Find School button.

Find Institution

Find Institution

Enter the name of your institution or school district. When the full name appears in the search list, tap the name.

Note: If you are an admin and your school does not appear in the search list, please contact your CSM about mobile smart search.

Enter Canvas URL

Enter Canvas URL

You can also log in using your Canvas URL. Enter your institution's Canvas URL in the search field [1]. Then tap the Go button on your keyboard [2].

If you don't know your Canvas URL, tap the Tap here for help link [3].

Create Account

Create Account

To create an account, tap the Create Account link.

Note: If the Create Account link account does not display, your student's institution has disabled creating accounts for observers.

Create Account Credentials

Create Account Credentials

Enter your name in the Your Name field [1] and email address in the Your Email field [2].

Then create a new password by entering it in the Password field [3]. Confirm your new password in the Re-enter Password field [4].

Enter Pairing Code

Enter Pairing Code

Enter the six-digit alphanumeric pairing code for the student you want to link to in the Student Pairing Code field.

Notes:

  • Students can generate pairing codes from their User Settings. Depending on institution permissions, admins and instructors may also be able to generate pairing codes.
  • After your account is created, you can link additional students to your account in the Parent app.

Complete Registration

Complete Registration

To complete your registration, agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy [1]. Then tap the Start Participating button [2].

View Parent App

View Parent App

View your linked student in the Canvas Parent app.

Comments

My daughter's father and myself have tried repeatedly to enter the pairing codes that are generated by my daughter on her account but it keeps telling us that it is an invalid pairing number on all 3 that she generated. We even used the QR code and they told us it was invalid too. What are we doing wrong?  

Cannot login to the parent canvas app with either iOS or Android. Can login fine via the website.

@ck4ding and @Scrh0d3z,

I would suggest either using the Report a Problem link in your app or the web version of Canvas or reaching out to the tech support options available through your school for assistance with logging in. 

Cody 

These comments are posted to the global Canvas Community,

NOT your Canvas course.

  • Have a question about using Canvas? Visit the Q&A page.
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  • Need to reply to a course discussion? Log in to your Canvas course and add your comment there (Tip: Visit your school's website to log in to Canvas).
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