Canvas Parent Accounts


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Parents can now 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.

*If you already have an account from the Canvas Parent App, log in to Canvas using those credentials.

*To observe a student, you must know the student's Canvas username and password.

To set up your parent account:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the account link at the top of the page.
  3. Enter your name in the Your Name field.
  4. Enter your email in the Your Email field.
  5. Enter your child's username in the Child's Username field.
  6. Enter your child's password in the Child's Password field.
  7. Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use checkbox.
  8. Click the Start Participating button.

While your account is not entirely set up, you can begin participating in Canvas immediately by clicking the Get Started button.

To finish registering for Canvas, log into your email account.

Open the email from Instructure Canvas. To visit the provided URL and complete the registration process, click the link provided.

To complete the registration process fill out the following fields:

  1. Verify your email in the Login field.
  2. Set your password by typing in the Password field.
  3. Set your timezone by selecting the Time Zone drop-down menu.
  4. Click the Register button. You will be redirected to the Canvas URL login page for your account.

Want to learn more about Canvas?

Join the Parent Introduction to Canvas course!
(no need for an account - this course is open to the public!)

Click here to go to the Canvas login page. Click Browse courses. Choose the "Parent Introduction to Canvas" course.

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More help...

If you would like more help and information about the Canvas Parent Accounts you can visit these sites:

D-B EXCEL Website

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