ROISD Canvas Parent Account

ROISD uses the Canvas Learning Management system as an online tool for teachers and students to communicate, post information, create and submit assignments, and much more for grades 3-12. Parents can create an "Observer" account to view what is happening in their child's Canvas courses.

How will students access Canvas?

ROISD technology creates student Canvas accounts and loads their classes onto their account prior to the first day of school. Students access Canvas by using ClassLink and their network login credentials (user name: #id# password: id-#initials) Students then choose the Canvas icon on their ClassLink dashboard. 6th - 12th grade students also have a Canvas course specific to their campus with student tutorials to support students with using Canvas.

Observers Can:

  • Set up notification preferences
  • View dashboard and read syllabus, announcements, assignments, quizzes, and calendar
  • View their own personal inbox
  • Send conversation messages to the instructor
  • View files (unless they are locked by instructor)
  • View and filter your student's grades, scores and dates, and print grades
  • View modules and see due dates, point values, rubrics, etc.
  • View pages and contribute if the instructor allows
  • View profile pictures, if available

Observers Cannot:

  • View work by students other than their own
  • Comment on announcements or discussions
  • Submit assignments or quizzes
  • View course rosters
  • View locked files or folders
  • Join groups

How do I sign up for a Canvas Parent Observer Account

Parents will need to create an account and then enter a pairing code that connects them to their child's account. There are 2 options for receiving a pairing code.

Option 1

A student can access a Pairing Code within his/her Canvas account by following the instructions below these options and using a web browser. (Retrieving a Pairing code is not accessible in the Canvas Student App. After receiving the pairing code, you will need to continue to follow the instructions at the link below to create the parent observer account and add your child.

Option 2

A parent may email any of his/her child's teachers to have a pairing code sent to you. You will need to make sure you have the correct email address on file in Skyward and use this email address for your request. After receiving the pairing code, you will need to follow the instructions at the link below to create the parent observer account and add your child.

There's an App for that!

Parents can download the Canvas Parent App and set up notifications to be sent directly to their phone via the app. The Parent app is the blue Canvas App. See instructions below for setting up a parent account via app. *You will still need a pairing code from the set of instructions above.

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