Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) that teachers use as a tool to enhance your child’s learning and to provide continual access to classroom tools. In order to create a parent observer account in Canvas, please go to the Canvas homepage and click on the link that says “Parent of a Canvas user? Click Here for an Account.” This is a four-step process:
1. Create your account by entering your name, email, and the username and password for one of your children
2. Open the Confirm Registration: Canvas email and click “Click here to finish the registration process”
3. This will bring up the Canvas login screen where you will enter a new password of your choice, your Time Zone, and click Register
4. You add additional student(s) by going to Settings, Observing
For more detailed instructions please refer to the following:
In Canvas, the courses are NOT sorted by student. You will just see a list of all courses in which your student(s) are registered.
During this initial setup you will receive an e-mail from each teacher’s course when you first join (this may mean many e-mails if you have many students).
Canvas does have grades listed but these grades only represent assignments/quizzes that have been graded within Canvas. Canvas does not include assignments/quizzes/tests completed outside of the Canvas tool. To see overall grades for your child you will need to look in PowerSchool.