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What is the Canvas Parent app?

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.

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.

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.

These comments are posted to the global Canvas Community,

NOT your Canvas course.

  • Have a question about using Canvas? Visit the Q&A page.
  • Have an idea to improve Canvas? Visit the Idea Conversations space.
  • Need to reply to a course discussion? Log in to your Canvas course and add your comment there (Tip: Visit your school's website to log in to Canvas).
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