Canvas Parent

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Canvas Parent is designed to provide visibility into your child’s education at a glance. Canvas Parent allows parents to:

View assignment descriptions and due dates
Set reminders for assignments
View assignment grades
View course grades
Set grade alerts
View course announcements

Canvas Parent App Description & Overview

The applications Canvas Parent was published in the category Education on 2016-09-04 and was developed by Instructure Inc.. The file size is 130.82 MB. The current version is 2.0.4 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

- Fixed a bug that would cause 'not graded' assignments to appear missing
- Accessibility improvements

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Canvas Parent Reviews


Useless  danamknight  1 star

None of the teacher tabs will open. I still have to sign in through the website if I want to see anything.


W  K321456  5 star



Worst  Dfvcsdgfc  1 star



Needs major improvement  5280west  1 star

The app gives you very little info compared to the their website. The entire canvas software is not user friendly for parents or students.


Works like Fox Pro in 98’  Fgandz3  1 star

Mobile app doesn’t do half of what the web site does and the web site is half baked. Most teachers barely use as it seems like the district just wanted to assign this to them as busy work. Can’t view most things without downloading and navigation is illogical. It must be produced by the same slow speaking redundant folks who hoodwinked the school’s into using iReady.


Error  Eddie24x  1 star

I’ve been trying to log in and my child’s school is not coming up nor the district!


Sync?  Cmamfh  3 star

I like the ease of this app but it sometimes does sync to the LMS so I see different grades on my PC then I do on the app


Parent Canvas  Tlove513  1 star

I have tried multiple times to get into Canvas, I Called the school, and have my password reset. I Even deleted the app several of times and downloaded it over and over again. This is the only app I have had issues with.


Useless  Benkyoka  1 star

Feel free to try it, but for the ways all of the teachers in my kids’ three schools use it, the parent app shows NO information. No grades, no assignments, no events, no nothing. In a desktop browser I can see everything I need to, but in this Parent app there’s literally nothing. Maybe ALL of the teachers — all very active Canvas users — are using it “wrong,” but if so please change this app to match actual use. As it is every course for every kid with every teacher is blank. Pointless. The Canvas Student app is fine. This one: trash.

7 year HS parent

Unhappy and disoriented.  7 year HS parent  1 star

The school loop was efficient and easy to find the information I need to quickly see my student was on track. Now I’m am in the dark and have too many single pieces of data floating around.


App Crashes  Zoxter  1 star

Please update this app for iOS 11. It continues to crash on multiple devices iPad and iPhone


Nothing works  momnothapoy  1 star

Nothing works! You have to be able to log in to request a pairing but can’t log in without a pairing!! So difficult to use!!


Worse than even the student version!  Ppb1367  1 star

What is the point of an app that never updates with your student info, isn’t tied to it in any way and gives you virtually no info! I know - it was a way to sell it to the schools - “We even have a parent version! Isn’t that great!?” Bait and switch!


App has potential, but a long ways off  Dcpander  1 star

Must be able to filter homework status types (missing, complete, late) There is no auto-refresh (Changing week to week, going into an individual class does not refresh without pulling down, etc) Cannot view the actual submitted assignments, and clicking to view the PDF syllabus of an assignment does not open Should be able to receive an alert for a missing or late assignment Automated summary email or notification at the end of each night would be very helpful (rather than loads of individual emails stating an assignment was graded)



As a parent I think this app has really helped me so that I can look at my daughters Improvements


Parent link not working  par3nt1234  1 star

2 weeks and still not working and it’s been escalated and unresolved


Multiple children  Toryforeves2  1 star

I have 3 children that I would like to observe. There is no option to add additional child whatsoever. It is not user friendly!


Insane number of useless notifications  jf918  1 star

I have literally received over 500 email notifications in less that 8hrs.


Horrible  Jim12005  1 star

The app is impossible to setup.


Limited functions  Kevinw23245  1 star

Biggest drawback is it has no way to message the teachers in the app. It can be used to monitor students but that’s it. Not sure how it does in showing assignment materials as PDFs or other documents.

Canvas nightmare

Canvas Nightmare  Canvas nightmare  1 star

Worst app ever I’ve been trying for last 2 years to use it and it’s not user friendly, very frustrating for a mom that wakes up at 1:00 am everyday to go to work and have to come home and deal with nonsense Canvas!

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