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This guide will instruct parents on how to create a new canvas account for observing students.

Instructions for Generating a Pairing Code


Utilize these steps to create a pairing code from the student’s Canvas account:

  1. Have the student sign into Canvas from their chromebook.

  2. Select Account from the top left.

  3. Select Settings.

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  4. On the right-hand side, select Pair with Observer

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  5. It will now generate a pairing code that can be used to create a parent canvas account.

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The pairing code will expire in 7 days, or after one use.

Instructions for Creating the Parent Account

Once the student has generated a pairing code, utilize these steps to create the parent account:

  1. Navigate to the Canvas login screen.

  2. Select Parent

  3. At the top right select Parent of a Canvas User? Click Here For an Account

  4. Enter the required information as well as the pairing code that was generated from the student’s account.

  5. Select Start Participating to finish creating the account.


If there are any questions or issues please contact IT Services

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