Canvas Information for Parents

Canvas Information for Parents

If your child’s teacher is using Canvas, there is a way to log in as a parent and see exactly what your student sees, including calendars, documents, announcements, and discussions.  


To Observe a student in Canvas:

This will not allow you to interact as the student, but you will be able to see the assignments, documents, instructions, activities, and calendars your student uses daily in Canvas.  

  • You will need your student's login name (the beginning of their school email address andlogin password. This will connect your student’s account to your new parent account.
  • Bookmark This is where you will come back when you want to log in again. Use your email address as your login name and the password you set up.


To add a second student:

  • Log into your parent account.
  • Under Account > Profile you will see Observing at the bottom of the left side menu.
  • Click on Observing.
  • Add another student to follow (+ Student). You will again need this (other) student’s login name and password.  


IOS & Android Canvas Apps:

There are Canvas Apps available in the app store. These can be downloaded on both student and parent devices. These apps can be a great alternative for busy families to check Canvas on the fly.



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