How do I log in to the Canvas Parent app on my iOS device with a Canvas URL?
Once you download the Canvas Parent app from the iTunes store, you can use the app to log in to your Canvas account.
You can enter your institution's name into the app to locate your account. If the app cannot find your institution by name, you can enter your institution's Canvas URL into the app. If you don't know your Canvas URL, you can log in using a QR code, which does not require knowing your Canvas URL for the mobile app.
If you do not want to locate your Canvas URL every time you log in to Canvas, learn how to switch to another user account.
In the Canvas Parent app, you can log in with Canvas observer credentials to view student course information. If you do not have a Canvas account, you can create an account in the Parent app.
Open your device and tap the Canvas Parent icon.
Find Your School
To find your institution, tap the Find my school button .
If you have previously logged into the app, you may be able to log into the app using a previous login. To use a previous login, tap your username .
Search for Institution Name
Enter the name of your institution or school district. If the full name appears in the search list, tap the name.
Note: If you are an admin and your school does not appear in the search list, please contact your CSM about mobile smart search.
Enter Canvas URL
If the name of your institution does not appear in the search list, you may need to locate your Canvas account by entering the full Canvas URL in the Find your school or district text field.
If you don't know your Canvas URL, tap the Tap Here for Help link. Or you can log in using a QR code, which does not require knowing your Canvas URL.
Enter Login Credentials
After you've located an account, you can view the Canvas URL at the top of the screen . Enter your email  and password . Tap the Log In button .
If you don't know your password, tap the Forgot Password? link .
- The Canvas email field credential varies according to institution. Some institutions may require a username or account number.
- If your Canvas mobile login page does not show the reset password option, contact your institution if you need to reset your password.
- If your institution requires you to log in to Canvas using their authentication system, you will be redirected to your institution's login page.
View the Dashboard for your user account.
Learn how to use the Canvas Parent app.