Adding Parents to Canvas as Observers
How do I generate a pairing code for an observer as a student?
As a student, you can generate a pairing code to link an observer to your Canvas account. You must create a separate pairing code for each observer who wants to link to your account. An observer may be your parent, guardian, mentor, counselor, or another individual who needs to view your Canvas courses. Linked observers can can view and participate in certain elements of your Canvas courses. This must be done in the web version, not on a mobile app.
In Global Navigation, click the Account link , then click the Settings link .
Pair with Observer
Click the Pair with Observer button.
Note: If the Pair with Observer button doesn't display in your User Settings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Copy Pairing Code
Copy the six-digit alphanumeric pairing code . You will need to share the code with the observer who will link to your account. The pairing code will expire after seven days or its first use.
To close the window, click the OK button .
Note: Pairing codes are case sensitive.
How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a parent?
Parents can sign up as an observer in Canvas. Observers can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course. To observe a student, you must have a student pairing code
Create Canvas Account
In a browser window, enter the Canvas URL (https://bubblers.instructure.com/login/canvas).
Click on Need a Canvas Account?
Enter Signup details Enter the following information:
- Enter your name in the Your Name field.
- Enter your email in the Your Email field.
- Enter your password in the Password field.
- Re-enter your password in the Re-enter Password field.
- Enter a paring code to link your account to your student in the Student Pairing Code field.
- Click the Start Participating button.
Note: Students can generate pairing codes from their User Settings.
You can begin observing your student in Canvas immediately.