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How To Observe Your Student in Canvas (App Guide)

How To Observe Your Student in Canvas (App Guide)

The following instructions cover creating a Canvas Parent account in the Canvas app and adding students for observation. 

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Overview

  1. Student generates a pairing code
  2. Parent finds Sycamore School District
  3. Parent creates or logs into Canvas Parent account
  4. Parent enters additional pairing codes to existing account (optional)

Step One — Student generates pairing code (from Student Chromebook)

  • Select "Account"
  • Select "Settings"
Canvas LMS in browser with arrow pointing to account and settings
  • Select "Pair with Observer"
Canvas LMS in browser showing pair with observer
  • Write Down Pairing Code (note expiration)
Canvas LMS in browser with red box around pairing code

Step Two — Parent finds Sycamore School District

  • Download the Canvas App from the Apple App Store or on Google Play
  • Open the app and Click on "Find School"
  • Type "427" into the search bar
An image on the left shows the "find school" button in the Canvas app, while an image on the right shows the correct option.
  • Select the option "Sycamore Cusd 427 (IL) - Parents

Step Three — Parent creates or logs into Canvas Parent account

  • If you already have a Canvas account, enter your login and password.
  • If you do not have a Canvas account, click on "Create Account"
Canvas LMS in app showing login fields

 

  • To create your Canvas account, enter the following:
    • Name
    • Email
    • Password
    • Re-enter Password
    • Enter Student Pairing Code (created at the beginning)
  • Click "Start Participating"
Two screenshots showing account creation fields and student dashboard.
  • The dashboard of the student you are observing will now be visible
Two screenshots showing account creation fields and student dashboard.

Step Four — Parent enters additional pairing codes to existing account (optional)

  • Select Drop-down arrow
  • Select "Add Student"
  • Add additional child code
  • Input pairing code (then Add)
A screenshot showing visually where to find options in Canvas to add additional students.

 

Instructions for PC/Chromebook 

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