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How do I create an account in the Canvas Parent app on my iOS device?

Once you download the Parent App from the App store, you can create an account in the Canvas Parent app. As part of creating an account, you can associate a student with your account. You must know the student’s Canvas URL, user login, and password.

If you already have an observer account from your student’s institution, you do not need to create a separate account and can use your Canvas credentials to log in to the app.

Notes:

  • The student’s institution must enable access to the Canvas Parent app. If you create an account but cannot add a student, the student’s institution has restricted you from viewing student information through the Canvas Parent app.
  • When adding a student as part of your new account, the student must be enrolled in the course and must accept the course invitation before you can sign up to observe the student. If you receive an invalid username or password message during the signup process and the student's credentials are correct, check with the student to verify that he or she has received and accepted the course invitation.

Open App

Open App

Tap the Canvas Parent icon on your device.

Create Account

Create Account

Tap the Create Account link [1].

Note: If you already have a parent or observer account in Canvas, you can log in to the Canvas Parent app using your Canvas credentials [2].

Create Account Details

Create Account Details

Enter your first name [1], last name [2], and email address [3]. Enter a password [4] and confirm the password [5]. Tap the Create Account button [6].

Add Student

Add Student

Tap the Add Student button.

Enter Institution

Enter Institution

Enter the name of your student's institution [1]. Tap the Go button [2].

Note: If you cannot add a student to your account, the student’s institution has restricted you from viewing student information through the Canvas Parent app.

Enter Student Login

Enter Student Login

Enter your student's email [1] and password [2]. Tap the Log In button [3].

View Dashboard

View Dashboard

View the course list for your student. Learn how to use the Canvas Parent app.