In this Canvas Parent update, the Create Account link on the login page has been removed.
Download the Canvas Parent app in the iTunes store. Version 1.3 requires iOS 8.0 or later.
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Create Account Option Removal
The Create Account link on the Parent app login page has been removed for improved usability and accessibility. Additional changes to simplify the login process will be added in future releases.
Canvas Parent App is now useless to us. We are a K-12 district with 160,000+ students. As a district, we decided not to open up parent/observer accounts or let anyone create an account in our instance from the default /login/canvas. Even if we did open that up, our instance is authenticated by our single-sign-on platform which would make it impossible for parents to pass through.
Thumbs down on the upgrade.