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Parent Accounts

Starting July 1, 2021, parents can create an account in Canvas to monitor their child's progress. To do this, the student must generate a pairing code for the parent to use when creating an account.

Go to https://wcpss.instructure.com/login/canvas. Then use the top-right link to create your account.

Use the link at the top-right to create your account.

Parent Instructions

About Pairing Codes

  • Only students and teachers can generate pairing codes.
  • Pairing codes are required to create an account and to add multiple students.
  • Unused pairing codes will not work after 7 days.
  • Paring Codes - Frequently Asked Questions

Generating a Pairing Code

Access for Parent Accounts

Parents will automatically be enrolled in courses for students they have paired with. However, access in the course is limited.

What a parent account can do:

  • View and read announcements
  • View assignments index page
  • View the calendar
  • Join conferences, if invited
  • Join collaborations, if invited
  • View personal inbox
  • Send conversation messages to instructor and student they are observing
  • View the dashboard
  • View and read discussions
  • View files unless they are locked
  • View grades, view assignment due dates and comments, and print grades
  • View modules and see due dates and point values
  • View pages and contribute if the instructor enables the Anyone can edit it setting
  • View profile pictures, if available
  • View syllabus
  • View outcomes
  • View quizzes index page

What a parent account cannot do:

  • Comment on announcements or discussions
  • Submit assignments or quizzes
  • View course rosters
  • Send conversation messages to students with whom they are not paired
  • View locked files or folders
  • Join groups
  • View unpublished courses
  • Access the Chat tool
  • Reserve appointment slots in the Scheduler
  • View grade audit trail

Note About Viewing Quiz Responses: Viewing quiz responses depends on which type of quiz is being used by the teacher.

  • Classic Quizzes: Parent accounts can see quiz questions and responses after the quiz is finished.
  • New Quizzes: Parent accounts cannot see quiz questions and responses after the quiz is finished.

If you have any additional questions, follow your normal support procedure for technology related issues.

Last Updated: August 30, 2021