Canvas Parent Resources

  • Notification Preferences

    Once you have an account set up and have installed the app on your device, return to the Canvas Web Portal and set your notification preferences.
    How to Set Preferences

    Navigating a Canvas Course

    Navigation on a Canvas course is simple. This allows you to view all items posted within a course. This includes assignments and resources.
    How to Navigate a Canvas Course

    Viewing Student Grades in Canvas

    As an observer, you can view grades for students you are observing. The Grades page in a course displays your student's grades for course assignments. You can also view assignment scoring details, comments, and rubrics. Scores in Canvas reflect individual assignment scores only, not the course average. For the official course average, please log into Skyward Parent Portal.
    How to View Student Assignments and Grades

    Using the Canvas Dashboard

    The dashboard is the first thing you see when you log into Canvas. The Dashboard displays at-a-glance information about what is happening in all current courses for the students you are observing. You can return to your User Dashboard at any time by clicking on the Dashboard link in Global Navigation.
    How to Access Additional Information About the Canvas Dashboard

    Canvas Calendar

    The calendar is a great way to view everything a linked student has to do for all their courses in one place. You can view calendar events by day, week, month, or agenda list.
    How to Use the Calendar

    Changing Language Preferences for Observer Account

    English is Canvas' language default, but you can choose to view the Canvas interface in another language.
    How to Change the Language on Your Canvas Observer Account