parent app not secure

neildartnall
Community Member

I want the parent app installed at my college, but IT say it is not secure and that a paired parent can view any students details on the course. Surely this is not true?

See their email response below

"The parent app was deployed and ready to use for a parents evening, several weeks ago. But it had to be removed due to safeguarding and security issues.

Effectively a parent has to create their own account that gives them observer rights.

Having these rights allows the parent to see their own children’s attendance, but also allows them to see every other student’s as well. Canvas haven’t provided a way to limit this access, so it’s too much of a risk at the moment."

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