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Canvas for Parents

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.


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. 
  • 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.


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Get the Canvas Parent App Code
You will need a school generated code that is specific to your student to set up your observer account with Canvas.  Please complete the Canvas Student Code Request Form.  Once submitted, a staff member from CHS will contact you within 48 hours.