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PARENTS: The Canvas Parent App

Canvas Parent App Logo
What is the Canvas Parent App? 
According to the online Canvas Guides:
Canvas Parent enhances the potential for parents to engage in their children's education. Parents can review upcoming or past assignments, check on grades, and receive alerts for student activity.  Canvas Parent can be used by any Canvas user with an observer account.  Parents can use the Canvas Parent app on Android devices using Android 5.0 or later and iOS devices using iOS 10.0 or later.



To start using the Canvas Parent app:

1.  You'll first need to register for a parent account as an observer.  If you have not already registered for an account, please click on the How to Register for a Parent Account link in the list of shortcuts to the right.


2.  Visit the app store for your device (available for Android 5.0 or later and iOS 10.0 or later).  Search for Canvas Parent and it should come up in your app store search results (look for the blue Canvas logo like you see in the image at the top of this page).


3.  Once you've downloaded the app, you will need to go through the brief setup.  Follow the steps in the screenshots below to setup the app:

Step 1


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Step 3



For more information about the Canvas Parent app, visit the the Canvas Guides by clicking here:

Canvas Guides: What is the Canvas Parent App?