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How Do I Use Canvas as a Parent?

Parents have the ability to view their students’ course content (assignment due dates, assignments, course modules, etc.) by creating a Canvas “Observer” account that is linked to their student(s) account. This makes it possible to follow all of your students under a single sign-in. 

I have an existing account from last year:

  • Continue to log in using the same email address and password from last year.
  • If you forgot your password—Use the “Forgot Password?” link on the Canvas login page to have your password reset.

I’m new to Canvas and need to create an account:

  • This guide or this quick video will walk you through the account creation steps, including student directions for generating the pairing code.

What are my access options now that I have an account?

  • You can continue accessing Canvas through the website above, or you can download the Canvas Parent app on your Apple or Android phone.