CANVAS for Parents

Canvas Visual
  • What is Parent Observer Role in Canvas?
    Observers have limited permissions that allow them to see what is going on in a course and a calendar of assignments.  Like students, Observers cannot view a course until it is published and the course has started. For assistance with Assignments, Test Dates, Quizzes, or other Canvas course content, please contact your student’s teacher.

    What can Parent Observers view in Canvas?
    Below are the features available to Parents. Please note that not all courses use all features.

    • Set your Notifications
    • View the Dashboard
    • View the course Syllabus
    • View prompts but no participate in Discussions
    • View but not submit assignments
    • Preview and download some Files
    • View the Modules Page
    • View Canvas Grades
    • View the Calendar
    • Communicate with the teacher

    Canvas Parent Mobile APP
    The Canvas Parent app is the mobile version of Canvas that helps parents stay up-to-date with their student’s courses. Download the Canvas Parent app on Android and iOS devices.