Canvas for Parents

Parents can 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. 

Notes: 

  • To observe a student, you must have your student create a student pairing code in their own student Canvas Account.
  • Once you have an account, you can view student course content through the Canvas Parent app.

Steps:

In a new browser window, go to https://gcisdlearns.instructure.com/login/canvas

Create Canvas Account

Create Canvas Account

Click the Need a Canvas Account? link.

Sign Up As a Parent (Free Account)

Sign Up As a Parent (Free Account)

Click the Parents sign up here link.

Enter Signup Details

Enter Signup Details

Enter the following information:

  1. Enter your name in the Your Name field.
  2. Enter your email in the Your Email field.
  3. Enter your password in the Password field.
  4. Re-enter your password in the Re-enter Password field.
  5. Enter a paring code to link your account to your student in the Student Pairing Code field. 
  6. Note: Students generate the pairing code for their parents (Links to an external site.) in their User Settings. Ask your student to do this.
  7. Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use checkbox.
  8. Click the Start Participating button.

 

Begin Observing

  Begin Observing

You can begin observing your student in Canvas immediately.