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Canvas Instructions - Mobile App

To make a Parent account on a mobile device (android or ios)

 Download the Canvas Parent App from App Store or Google Play

Open App

Open your device and tap the Canvas Parent icon.

Find Your School

To find your institution, tap the Find my school button.

Find Institution


Enter Newport in blank field. When Newport SD WA - Parents appears in the search list, tap that name.

Create Account

To create an account, tap the Create Account link.

Create Account Credentials

Enter your name in the Your Name field [1] and email address in the Your Email field [2].

Then create a new password by entering it in the Password field [3]. (It must be at least 8 characters.) Confirm your new password in the Re-enter Password field [4].

Enter Pairing Code

Enter the six-digit alphanumeric pairing code for the student you want to link to in the Student Pairing Code field.

Note: To link yourself to a student, you will need to enter a student-specific pairing code. Students can generate pairing codes from their User Settings. You can also call the school to get the pairing code.  Pairing codes are case sensitive and are valid for seven days.

Complete Registration

To complete your registration, agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy [1]. Then tap the Start Participating button [2].

View Parent App

View your linked student in the Canvas Parent app.

To Observe Additonal Students

At this time additonal students must be added on a desktop computer. You may log in to Canvas at this link and follow the directions below if you have access to a computer, or you may call the school to add the students to your account. 

Observing Additional Students

Open User Settings

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Settings link [2].

Open Observing

In User Navigation, click the Observing link.

Add Student

Type the unique pairing code (that you got from the student or from the school) in the Student Pairing Code field [1] and click the Add Student button [2].

View Student

View the paired student.

Printable instructions

Navigating the Canvas Parent App

More Resources for Getting Started with Canvas

Mobile Guides for Parents

Parent/Observer GuideFrequently Asked Questions

If you have any problems or need help please contact the following:

Stratton Elementary - (509) 447-0656   7:45 am - 3:30 pm

Sadie Halstead Middle School - (509) 447-2426   8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Newport High School - (509) 447-2481   7:45 am - 3:15 pm