Parents can sign up as an observer in Canvas. Observers can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course.
This lesson is for parents who do not have a Canvas account and want to observe their students in their courses. In order to create a Canvas account, you will need the Canvas URL associated with the school where your student is enrolled. If you do not know your school's Canvas URL, contact your student's school.
If you already have an account from your student's school, log in to Canvas using the credentials given to you.
In a browser window, enter your school's Canvas URL (e.g. schoolname.instructure.com).
Note: If you do not know your school's Canvas URL, contact your student's school.
Click the Need a Canvas Account? link.
Click the Parents sign up here link.
Enter the following information:
Note: Students can generate pairing codes from their User Settings. Depending on school permissions, admins and instructors may also be able to generate pairing codes.