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Observer Account Setup

Observer Account Setup

To access your observer account, visit https://wusdk12.instructure.com/login/canvas, then:
  1. When you log in the first time you will have to click the “forgot password”
  2. Use the email address associated with your Aeries Portal account
  3. When you receive the email from Canvas, you will need to use the above link to access your account
HOW DO I USE CANVAS AS A PARENT/OBSERVER?

HOW DO I USE CANVAS AS A PARENT/OBSERVER?

Parents have the ability to view their students’ course content (assignment due dates, assignments, course modules, etc.) by creating a Canvas “Observer” account that is linked to their student(s) account.
 
Note: If you have already created an account for the Canvas Parent App, you can use the same login credentials.
HOW DO I CREATE A PARENT/OBSERVER ACCOUNT?

HOW DO I CREATE A PARENT/OBSERVER ACCOUNT?


To create an observer account and link to your student(s), you must obtain a student pairing code. Click here for complete instructions with visuals on how to generate a pairing code.
 
You will always login at wusdk12.instructure.com. Parents will log in to Canvas with the username and password created when signing up for a Canvas account.
 
1. Setting up a Canvas account.
     A.  Go to https://wusdk12.instructure.com/
            1. Click the “Parent of a Canvas User?” link.
            2. Fill in the information until you get to the Pairing Code.
            3. Enter the Pairing Code in the set-up screen (see next set of instructions)
            4. Click the box to agree to the terms of use and privacy policy.
            5. Click Start Participating to finish the set-up.
 
2. Finding the Pairing Code (overview):
            1. Have your student open up their Canvas page.
            2. Go to Account and click Settings.
            3. On the right-hand side, click the Pair with Observer button.
            4. The code on the pop-up is the code you will use to pair with your student’s account.
 
If your child does not know his/her login, please get in touch with your child's teacher for assistance.
 
Directions for linking multiple students can be found here.
 
Please note that your child must be enrolled in a course before you can observe.
 
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WHat is a Canvas observer account?

WHat is a Canvas observer account?

Here you'll find all the information you need to get started with Canvas as a family member. In Canvas you will assume the role of an "Observer" and have access to all of your student(s) courses.
What can Parents view in Canvas? 

What can Parents view in Canvas? 

Below are the features available to parents. Please note that not all courses use all features. 
  • View assignments
  • View the Calendar
  • Communicate with the teacher
  • Set your Notifications
  • View the Dashboard
  • View the Course Syllabus
Canvas Parent Mobile App

Canvas Parent Mobile App

The Canvas Parent app is the mobile version of Canvas that helps parents stay up-to-date with 
their student's courses. Download the Canvas Parent app on Android and iOS devices.  See the Canvas Parent Mobile Guides.
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HOW DO I GENERATE A PAIRING CODE FOR AN OBSERVER AS A STUDENT?

HOW DO I GENERATE A PAIRING CODE FOR AN OBSERVER AS A STUDENT?

As a student, you can generate a pairing code to link an observer to your Canvas account. You must create a separate pairing code for each observer who wants to link to your account. View the Pairing Codes - Frequently Asked Questions PDF for more information on pairing codes.
An observer may be your parent, guardian, mentor, counselor, or someone who needs to view your Canvas courses. Linked observers can view and participate in some aspects of your Canvas courses. For more information on the observer role, view the Observer Visibility and Participation PDF.

Notes:
If you are an observer and want to generate a pairing code for a student, you must log in to the student’s Canvas account and follow the steps in this lesson. After you have copied the pairing code, you can link to the student by entering the code in your User Settings.

Pairing codes can only be generated from the web version of Canvas. Pairing codes cannot be generated from the Canvas mobile apps.
Open Settings

Open Settings

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Settings link [2].emily boone screenshot
Pair with Observer

Pair with Observer

Click the Pair with Observer button.
 
Note: If the Pair with Observer button doesn't display in your User Settings, please get in touch with your institution for assistance pairing with an observer.
 
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Copy Pairing Code

Copy Pairing Code

Copy the six-digit alphanumeric pairing code [1]. You will need to share the code with the observer who will link to your account. The pairing code will expire after seven days or its first use.

To close the window, click the OK button [2].

Note: Pairing codes are case sensitive.
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