Observer/Parent Access to Canvas: Parents must begin by requesting a pairing code from their child’s teacher. Teachers are being provided instructions for accessing codes.

  1. Once parents receive their pairing code, they will need to sign up for a Canvas account. Parents will go to and select“Parent of a Canvas User” from the top right of the  window.Parent Canvas Link
  2. Parents will enter the information requested including the pairing code provided to them by their child or their child’s teacher.
    Parent Signup
  3. To add more students to observe, once logged in, parents will want to click on Account>Observing.  Here, they can see who they are already linked to and add more children.

             Parent Adding Codes

4. Once the account has been created, parents can use the Canvas Student App on their  Apple or Android devices to access their account. When using the app, parents will select Prince William County Parents link when asked to "find school." The Canvas Student app and the Canvas Parent app are similar. Canvas has recommended that the Canvas Student app has a better layout.