Instructions for Setting Canvas Parent App

Canvas Parent is designed to provide visibility into your student’s progress in a course at a glance. Canvas Parent allows parents to:

It is essential that the student and/or supervisor reviews all teacher feedback.

  • Open browser and navigate to
  • Please log in to Canvas using your Student’s log in details.
  • Click on ‘Account’ tab on the left and navigate to ‘Student’s Profile Settings’, ‘Account’ > ‘Settings’.
  • Find and click ‘Pair with Observer’ link from Canvas Settings Page. This will give you a code in a pop up screen.
  • Take note of this code and continue to Register for Canvas Parent.

  • Scan the QR Code to watch video on How to Set up Canvas Parent.
  • Open browser and navigate to
  • Click on link 'Parent of a Canvas User? Click here for account' link to register for Canvas.
  • Fill out the form with the supervisor’s name and email address.
  • Paste ‘Observer Code’ from Student’s profile, copied from Steps to set-up Canvas Parent App (step 4) to ‘Student Pairing Code’ field.
  • Click ‘Start Participating’.

Canvas Parent set-up is complete. You can now view your student’s progress in a Canvas course.

You may also download Canvas Parent App from Apple Store for the notifications and updates.

NOTE: Set-up ‘Notifications’ as per your preference (Refer to Canvas Guide for details).