How do I create an account in the Canvas Parent app on my iOS device?
In the Canvas Parent app, you can create a Canvas observer account to view student course information. If you already have an account, you can log in to the Parent app.
To link yourself to a student, you will need to enter a student-specific pairing code that will link you to the student. Pairing codes are valid for seven days. Students can generate pairing codes from their User Settings. Depending on institution permissions, admins and instructors may also be able to generate pairing codes.
For more information on pairing codes, view the Pairing Codes - Frequently Asked Questions resource document.
Note: If you are not able to create an account, your school has not enabled self-registration. Please contact your school to create your account.
Open your device and tap the Canvas Parent icon.
To find your institution, tap the Find School button . To create an account using a generated pairing QR code, tap the QR Code link .
Create Account Using QR Code
To create an account using a QR code, tap the I don't have a Canvas account link  and tap the Next link . Open the Canvas Student app and scan the QR code.
Enter the name of your institution or school district. When 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
You can also log in using your Canvas URL. Enter your institution's Canvas URL in the search field . Then tap the Go button on your keyboard .
If you don't know your Canvas URL, tap the Tap here for help link .
To create an account, tap the Create Account link.
Note: If the Create Account link account does not display, your student's institution has disabled creating accounts for observers.
Create Account Credentials
Enter your name in the Your Name field  and email address in the Your Email field .
Then create a new password by entering it in the Password field . Confirm your new password in the Re-enter Password field .
Enter Pairing Code
Enter the six-digit alphanumeric pairing code for the student you want to link to in the Student Pairing Code field.
- Students can generate pairing codes from their User Settings. Depending on institution permissions, admins and instructors may also be able to generate pairing codes.
- After your account is created, you can link additional students to your account in the Parent app.
View Parent App
View your linked student in the Canvas Parent app.