How to Create a Parent Account in myLeaning / Canvas

What is a Parent Observer role?

Observers have limited permissions that allow them to see what is going on in a course.  Like students Observers cannot see a course until it is published and the course has started.

  1. Students will need to access their Pair with Observer code in their account.

Students will log in and go to Account and then Settings.

Choose Settings 







2. On the right side, of the settings page choose Pair with Observer.

Write down the Student Pairing Code code exactly as shown for use in the next step.

Choose Pair with Observer








 3. Parents need to log in at

Choose Parent of a Canvas User link in the top right corner.

Choose Parent of a Canvas User





 4. Parents will need to fill in the requested information including the Student Pairing Code from step 1.

Choose Student Pairing Code