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Canvas Parent Access

Getting Started


This app is designed for you to engage in your students' education and view assignments and events. You can access your child's Canvas progress by logging in to our MCPS Canvas Portal or logging in with the Canvas Parent App. View Canvas Parent mobile features by version and device.

How to Set Up Your Parent Canvas Account on the Web

  1. After you have your pairing code from your child's teacher, the next step will be to create your parent account. Parents must use a specific MCPS Canvas portal. The MCPS Canvas portal is https://mcpsweb.instructure.com/login/canvas 

  1. You will now be at the parent login portal. To create your parent login, choose "Parent of a Canvas User" by clicking on it. If you already have credentials for Canvas Parent Access created, you can enter them here.

  1. Enter Signup Details:

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 the pairing code at the top of this page to link your account to your student in the Student Pairing Code field. (If multiple parents/guardians would like to create accounts the parent needs to request a new code from your child's teacher)

6. Once you have entered the code, agree to the terms of use by clicking the “You agree to the terms” of use checkbox.

7. Click the Start Participating button.

Pairing Codes - Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about these options in the lessons below:

●    Account Creation (Web): ​How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a parent?

●         User Settings (Web): ​How do I link a student to my user account as an observer?

●         Account Creation (Canvas Parent app - Android): ​How do I create an account in the Canvas Parent app on my Android device?

●        Account Creation (Canvas Parent app - iOS): ​How do I create an account in the Canvas Parent app on my iOS device?

●        User Settings (Canvas Parent app - Android): ​How do I link additional students to my account in the Canvas Parent app on my Android device?

●         User Settings (Canvas Parent app - iOS): ​How do I link additional students to my account in the Canvas Parent app on my iOS device?

Canvas Parent App

When you are using the Canvas Parent app on your phone:  

Pairing Codes - Frequently Asked Questions

What can Observers do in Canvas?

What can Observers NOT do in Canvas?

Course Nicknames

Course Colors

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Student Name: ______________________

Pairing Code:  ______________________