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Canvas Parent Account

Create a Parent Observer Account

There are 2 ways to create a parent observer account.  
     -  Create from a web browser, click here for instructions.    
     -  Create on a mobile device (phone, tablet, iPad, etc...), click here for instructions.  

Access your Account

Institution address for parents:

Link a Student to your Account

Ask your student's teacher or help your student generate a pairing code from their User Settings. Pairing codes expire after seven days. ***If you are a Rutherford County Schools Employee, please use a personal email address. 

Parent Email Notifications

***KNOWN ISSUE - Parents receive a notification email once a teacher adds or posts new things to the course. Unfortunately, the link that the notification email has in it for parents is NOT accessible by parents.
When parents receive a notification email, we ask that they read the email as "knowledge" that something new has been added. Then, open the Canvas Parent app or login to the browser as they normally would. Parents access Canvas via the Canvas Parent App or at this link:

How to Use the Canvas Observer Account



Contact Donna Hensley, Instructional Technology Facilitator, at [email protected] if you have problems creating, accessing, or using your parent observer account.