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How to use Canvas (for Parents)


  Canvas Parent Observer Account 

As a parent or guardian, you can create an observer account to be able to see what your child is working on in class and the assignments that are due. You can add multiple students to your parent observer account. With this account, you cannot submit assignments or participate in the class activities.  You will need your student to login to Canvas to assist you in this set up process.

canvas parent app

Take a moment to download the Canvas Parent app from your App Store.

You can also access as a parent on a computer by going to


Create a Parent Observer Account

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What is a Parent Observer Account?

Take a tour of the Canvas Observer Account to learn how to see your student's graded, missing, and late assignments.

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Your student can give you the pairing code when they are logged into their Canvas account. It does not matter what grade they are in. Some elementary teachers do send the pairing codes to families, however they are only valid for a 7 days after they are sent.