Canvas: Parent Instructions

Canvas Parent Observer Options: Canvas offers two methods for parents to observe their children’s progress in class. Parents can choose to set up the web app only or the web app and mobile app together.

  • The Web App is a Canvas website that you access using a browser on any internet enabled device. It is almost identical to what students see when they log in to Canvas and has full functionality.
  • The Mobile App is an app that you download and install on a mobile device. It provides a quick, but basic overview of student progress.

All parents should set up the web app first, before setting up the mobile app.