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What is the Canvas Parent app?

Find your school's Canvas URL

To find your school or institution's Canvas URL, begin typing the name of your school/institution. Results will appear after you type at least 3 characters. For best results be as specific as possible. If you can't find your school, try using any part of your school's name or searching for your school district or state. You may also need to search for the school using the acronym or full name, for example "USU" and "Utah State University".

What is the Canvas Parent app?

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 and is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Note: Depending on your institution, you may need to log in to additional apps to view certain course content.

View Student Courses and Grades

View Student Courses and Grades

The Courses tab displays the list of courses that their students are enrolled in. For each course, parents can see course grades, syllabus, assignments, and events. Grades display according to the course grading scheme.

View Student Assignments and Events

View Student Assignments and Events

Assignments and events can be viewed by course or week. Parents can set reminders for a specific assignment or event, which are sent to mobile devices as push notifications.

Set Alerts for Student Activity

Set Alerts for Student Activity

Parents can set alerts for specific assignment and grade activity. Alerts are displayed in the Alerts page in the app.

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