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

You can generate a Canvas login QR code in your Canvas web browser. Once generated, you can use your mobile device to scan the QR code to log in to the Canvas Parent app without entering your student's school 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 are a student or instructor in a course.

Notes:

  • If you cannot view QR codes, your student's school has not enabled this feature.
  • QR codes should be kept confidential, just as passwords.
  • No other users should be in the surrounding area to capture the QR code.
  • Do not generate a QR login code 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 student's school has not enabled this feature.

 

Confirm QR Code Display

Confirm QR Code Display

To generate 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.