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How To Observe Your Student in Canvas

How To Observe Your Student in Canvas

The following instructions cover creating a Canvas Parent account and adding/removing students for observation. If you already have a Canvas Parent account, you can disregard step two of this process.

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Overview

  1. Student generates a pairing code
  2. Parent creates a Canvas Parent account and enters the pairing code
  3. Parent logs into Canvas Parent account via the app (optional)
    • Logging in with Find School
    • Logging in with QR Code
  4. Parent enters additional pairing code(s) 
    • Parent enters an additional pairing code to add/remove a student to the existing Canvas account Chromebook/PC
    • Parent enters an additional pairing code to add/remove a student to the existing Canvas account Canvas Parent App

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 creates a Canvas account and enters the pairing code 

  • In any web browser window, open the district's Canvas URL (https://syc427.instructure.com/login/canvas)
  • Select "Click Here For an Account"
Canvas LMS in browser with arrow pointing to click here for an account hyperlink
  • Enter your name, email, a password, your student's pairing code (from step one)
  • Click "Start Participating." The Student Dashboard will appear. 
Canvas LMS in browser with parent signup popup

Step Three — Parent logs into Canvas Parent account via the app (optional)

Logging in with Find School

  • Use two fingers and double tap the Canvas Logo
  • Confirm "Canvas Login" then select "Find School"
  • Type sycamore in "Find your School or District"
  • Select "Sycamore CUSD 427"
Canvas LMS in app showing Find School process
  • Login with the credentials you created in step two
Canvas LMS in app showing login fields

Logging in with QR Code

  • Select QR Login
  • Scan QR Code
Canvas LMS in app showing QR login

Step Four — Parent logs into Canvas Parent App and enters additional pairing code(s)

For Chromebook/PC

  • Select Account
  • Select "Observing"
  • Add additional Student Pairing Code (see step one)
  • OR Remove Student
Canvas LMS in browser with arrows pointing to account and observing

For Canvas Parent App

  • Select Drop-Down Arrow
  • Select "Add Student"
Canvas LMS in app showing add student
  • Add additional Pairing Code (see step one)
  • Input Pairing Code (then click "Add")
Canvas LMS in app showing pairing code input field

 

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