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Canvas for Parents

Parents and guardians often want the ability to see their students’ grades, assignment dues dates, course assignments, announcements, and other content.  Dale Public School values and encourages parent/guardian participation in the student learning process.  The district has enabled parents and guardians to self-enroll and create a Canvas account while simultaneously linking their account to their students’ account.  

What can observers do in Canvas?                              

  • Read course announcements
  • See the course assignments page
  • Preview course documents
  • View the course syllabus
  • See course outcomes (learning standards)
  • View the course calendar
  • Examine their student’s grades
  • Access their student’s conversations (course messaging)
  • Communicate with the course instructor


What can observers not do in Canvas?

  • Submit assignments
  • Read course discussions
  • Take quizzes
  • Join course groups
  • Send messages to students
  • See course rosters
  • See unpublished courses

Please be aware:

  • To create an observer account and link it to a student’s account, the parent/guardian must know the student's Canvas username and password
  • The student must be enrolled in the course before the parent/guardian can sign up to observe the student.


Instructions for Co-Enrolling in Canvas as an Observer


Step One: Go to

Step Two: Click on the parent self-enrollment link.

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Step Three: Complete the Registration Form and Click the Yellow Button (‘Start Participating’)

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How to get the “Pairing Code” to complete registration:

You will have to log into the student’s Canvas account to get the pairing code.

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After completing these steps, you will be able to log into the Canvas portal to view your student’s classes.


More Than One Dale Student?

After logging in, click on “Account” and then “Observing”. 
You will be able to add a code for a second student.

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