Directions for Becoming Parent Observer in Canvas Course

  1. Go to  You will see the Madison County Board of Education Logo.

  1. Use your student’s username and password to logon.  Your child’s course or homeroom teacher can provide this information to you.
  2. Go to Account and choose Settings

  3. Look for this menu on the right side (you will probably need to scroll down).
  4. Choose Pair with Observer.
  5. Write down or copy the code. It is only good for 24 hours.
  6. Log out of your student’s account by clicking account on the left navigation menu and clicking logout.
  7. Click on Parent of a Canvas User? message.
  8. Enter your name, email, password, and the student pairing code. You must also click the box to agree to the terms of use and privacy policy.

  1.  Test your login.  You should see your student’s courses under your Courses link on the left side.
  2. If you forget your password, you can click on the link to have a reset password link sent to you.  

If you have any questions, please contact our Canvas Administrator,