Parents, facilitators, advisors, and mentors have two ways to track student progress in Canvas. You can download the canvas app to your phone or tablet, or you can log in through the web portal on your computer.

I. The Canvas App

You can now download the Instructure’s Canvas Parent app in both the iTunes and Google Play stores.

Parents and facilitators will need a “pairing code” from the student’s account to connect with the student. Students must generate a separate pairing code (directions below) for each person who wants to connect to their account. This might include parents, advisors, and mentors.

The Canvas Parent app is designed to provide visibility into a student’s progress at a glance. Canvas Parent allows both parents and facilitators to:

  • View assignment descriptions and due dates
  • Set reminders for assignments
  • View assignment grades
  • View course grades
  • Set grade alerts
  • View course announcements

App Setup

Canvas App 1 Directions

Step 1: Download the Canvas Parent from the iOS or Google Play stores. Click on “Find my school.”

Step 2: Search for NCVPS. It will not autocomplete for our school. So after you type NCVPS, click on the Go button.

Canvas App Directions Part 2

Step 3: Click on “Create Account” if you are a new user. Or log in if you already have an account.

Step 4: For new accounts, you will complete all the fields, and then get the pairing code from your student. Here’s how students generate their pairing codes.

Canvas Pairing Code

Step 1: Students should log in to their NCVPS course: https://ncvps.instructure.com/login/canvas.

Step 2: Click on Account tab on the left navigation bar.

Step 3: Click on Settings.

Step 4: Click on Pair with Observer. This menu will be on the right of the screen.

II. The Canvas Web Portal

Parents and facilitators can also access their students’ courses through their computer’s web browser. The setup process is similar to the Canvas app. See the directions below.

Canvas Directions 4

Step 1: Navigate to the NCVPS login for Canvas: https://ncvps.instructure.com/login/canvas.

Step 2: Click on the “Click Here for an Account” if you are new or log in if you already have an account.

Step 3: The process is the same here as the app. Complete all the details and get the pairing code (see above) from your student.