Canvas Parent Observer Account Setup Instructions

Last updated: July 2018

Canvas is Voyager’s Learning Management System (LMS). LMSs are used widely in high schools and colleges/universities around the world. Your student(s) use Canvas access course materials, submit assignments including homework, quizzes, tests, and projects, get grades back, communicate with teachers, and collaborate with their peers. As a parent, your account allows you to observe, but not participate in, the activity in your students’ classes at Voyager High School.

Before beginning, please note

  1. Phones and tablets can be used to access Canvas, but may not work for account setup. A desktop or laptop is recommended for this process.
  2. If you have multiple students, start with one, then see the “Add additional students” section.
  3. If you desire separate accounts for each parent/guardian, then complete the entire process for each parent/guardian.

Creating your account and adding the first student

  1. Have your student generate a Student Pairing Code. Your student can do this separately and send you the code, or you can sit down and do it together.
  2. Go to http://voyageracademy.net. In the menus, click “Canvas”, then “Parent / Guardian Login”. The direct URL for parent Canvas access is https://voyager.instructure.com/login/canvas. You may bookmark this URL. Note that you will use this page for future logins.
  3. Click “Parent of a Canvas User? Click Here For an Account”.
  4. The signup form appears. Fill out the form with your information. The last field, “Student Pairing Code”, adds your student to your parent account to be observed. Enter the Student Pairing Code that your student provided you.
  5. Agree to the terms of use and privacy policy, then click “Start Participating”.
  6. Your account is now created and you are automatically logged into Canvas.

Add additional students

  1. Have your student generate a Student Pairing Code. Your student can do this separately and send you the code, or you can sit down and do it together.
  2. Log into Canvas with your parent account.
  3. Click “Account”, then “Settings”.
  4. In the left hand navigation bar, click “Observing”.
  5. You now see the “Student Pairing Code” field. Enter the Student Pairing Code that your student provided you.