1. It is recommended that parents download the FREE Canvas Parent app if you engage with Canvas from your phone. This will also allow you to receive notifications on your phone.
2. The student will log into his/her Canvas account through Launchpad. Once in Canvas, they will click on their account (circle with silhouette or photo) and click QR for Mobile Login. This will generate a QR code that is valid for 10 minutes. The parent can scan the QR code from their Canvas Parent app. This will take the parent directly to the student’s page.
3. Next, the parent will be asked for the student’s pairing code. From the student’s account, the student will select Settings (see image above). In the Settings, there will be a button on the right side of the page called Pair with Observer. When the user presses this button, it will generate a short pairing code. The parent will enter this code in the app. The parent only has to do this process once for the child’s educational career (K-12).
4. That’s it. The parent and student are now paired. They can repeat the same steps with pairing codes to add additional children if needed.