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How do I view a QR code to log in to the Canvas mobile apps as an observer?

How do I view a QR code to log in to the Canvas mobile apps as an observer?

You can view a Canvas login QR code in your Canvas web browser. You can scan this QR code with your mobile device to log in to the Canvas Parent app without entering your institution URL and user credentials.

While you would most likely use the QR code to access the Canvas Parent app, the code can also be used to log in to the Student app or Teacher app if you have been assigned a student or instructor role in a course.

Notes:

  • If you cannot view QR codes, your institution has not enabled this feature.
  • QR codes should be kept as confidential as passwords.
  • No other users should be in the surrounding area to capture the QR code.
  • Codes should also never be generated while sharing a screen via a screen sharing service.

Open QR Code

Open QR Code

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the QR for Mobile Login link [2].

Note: If you cannot view the QR for Mobile Login link, your institution has not enabled this feature.

 

Confirm QR Code Display

Confirm QR Code Display

To display your mobile login QR code, click the Proceed button. 

View QR Code

View QR Code

View your QR code. The QR code can be scanned from the login page of the Parent app from an Android device or an iOS device.

Note: Mobile login QR codes expire 10 minutes after they are generated.

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