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 109.92 MB. The current version is 2.0.8 and works well on 11.0 and high ios versions.

Fixed a bug where observers with custom roles could not use the app.

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Canvas Parent Reviews


App not working after update  Stembi  1 star

Unable to log in after today’s update


Today’s update makes app unuseable  kbmckinney  1 star

When trying to toggle between tabs and between multiple students, the app constantly flips back to the “home” grades page of the first student on the list. Trying to check status of grades and assignments of three kids. Essentially impossible.


Student and parent apps are the worst  A0emouse  1 star

The mobile apps are the worst. The parent app is completely useless. You can’t see grades. You can’t message the teacher. And it’s very hard to read in the mobile app (the menu takes up 3/4 of the screen and you can barely see anything else). The student app does not work half the time. Teachers are telling students to use the desktop version because half their submittals don’t work from the mobile apps. Hello?!? Please bring your technology into the 2000s. Everything is mobile these days.


Hard to maneuver  momofmomo  2 star

Not all information here and hard to look at previous grades

Clo of Midwest

Hard to log in  Clo of Midwest  1 star

Can’t login. I’ve received so many codes for my kids accounts to be an “observer”. School district has had it for years and yet every year it it not user friendly and cannot log in. Received so many instructions and can never do it successfully , especially when I have to get authorization from my kids? Not good for parents whose kids are not very responsible or don’t bother to look through everything .

Happy to Buy!

Ugh  Happy to Buy!  1 star

I hated canvas with a passion before this new update, who knew I could hate it more!!


Useless for Parents  Hupper86  1 star

While teachers can push out information on this platform it doesn’t allow Apple phones to open links which is 80% of what is needed. It just kicked me out and wouldn’t allow me or even show my sons school. Teachers are being told to implement this and I’m not sure they’ve been trained on how to implement it. Thanks for a waste of time and resources Orange County School District (Florida).


Please fix IOS platform  MdTeach2011  1 star

Review of weekly activity does NOT provide grades on IOS platform, as it does on Android.


Every time  Cincinnance  1 star

This app is so annoying. Every time they update the app loses my log in information. Have they ever heard of testing?


Not easy to search through for grades  TP111111  1 star

Not very organized and easy to search through when looking for grades.


Painful  CazzaLizzie  1 star

This app logs me out all the time and then there are continuing issues trying to log in again, it is quiet annoying.


App Crashes  Zoxter  1 star

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


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.


Sso from other google accounts  dujsik  1 star

SSO from other Google accounts confuse canvas. One often gets user unknown error, and has to clear cookies and un-authenticate from google, Before re-authenticating with Canvas

ug frustrating

Not great  ug frustrating  1 star

I love this single location idea. IF teachers use it I find the dates not consistent with actual due dates and grades are off from skyward too.


Can’t connect  ..........parent  1 star

Bad instructions.

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