Canvas Parent Setup

Canvas is a great place to stay current on your students curriculum, course work, and due dates.  Student information can be viewed from a web browser or from an iOS or Android app.  To view your student(s) course information in Canvas you will follow three steps:

1)  Get a Pairing Code from your student(s)
2)  Create a Canvas Parent Account
3)  Login as a Parent

Each of these three steps are explained in detail below for web browser, iOS, and Android access.

Step 1:  Get Pairing Code
When creating an account in the Parent app, you will need to enter a pairing code, which is generated from your
student’s account. View the lesson below to learn how your student can generate this code:
● How do I generate a pairing code for an observer as a student?
Additional information about pairing codes

Step 2:  Canvas Parent Account Creation
Parents can be paired with their student(s) Canvas accounts with observer credentials by following the instructions below.
Note:  When searching for our Canvas school you will type:  Diocese of Grand Rapids-Parent
How do I create an account from a web browser?
How do I create an account in the Canvas Parent app on my Android device?
How do I create an account in the Canvas Parent app on my iOS device?

Step 3: Parent Login
Parents can login to Canvas from any web browser or an iOS or Android app.  For more information on logging in to the web browser or Parent app, view the following instructions:

How do I log in from a web browser?
How do I log in to the Canvas Parent app on my Android device?
How do I log in to the Canvas Parent app on my iOS device?
How do I pair 2 children’s Canvas accounts to the same parent account?

Things to keep in mind:
●  Using the web browser to access your Canvas account will give you a fuller experience with greater access to your child’s resources.  The Canvas Parent app is a great resource for understanding homework and due dates, but it will not allow observers to view all documents and links that are available in the web browser.
● For more information about the Parent / Observer role in Canvas, Click Here.