Canvas Parent App

  • Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) designed to simplify teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one easy place. The Canvas Parent app allows parents to engage in their children's education by providing access to important class information. The Canvas Parent app is available for parents using iOS or Android devices and can easily be configured in just a few minutes. Parent App User Guides can be found here.

    With the Canvas Parent app, parents can:
    ● View the list of courses where their students are enrolled. For each course, parents can see syllabus, assignments (title, due date, and instructions) and events.
    ● Set alerts to view course announcements and/or receive reminders for a specific assignment or event (sent to mobile devices as push notifications).
    ● Monitor their child’s performance on Canvas assignments (final grade reported in Pinnacle).
    ● Please Note: If a student does not have any visible courses you will see a “No Enrollments” message, this means the teacher has not made the course publicly viewable yet.

    With the Canvas Parent app, parents cannot:
    ● Submit assignments, participate in discussions or take quizzes on their child’s behalf.
    ● Access course content (files, pages, other students’ work, etc.).
    ● Participate in the course in any way.

    To set up Canvas Parent, download Instructure’s Canvas Parent app (Apple App Store or Google Play Store) and complete the following: 

    Canvas Parent App steps

    Please note, only one account can be paired through the Canvas Parent App. Additional accounts will need to be added online at Sign in using the parent account previously created. Click Account > Click Settings > Click Observing > Enter additional Student Pairing Code > Click the blue +Student button.