Parent Observer Access in Canvas

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What abilities do I gain once connected as a Parent Observer of my student's Canvas account?

Canvas Parent Observer Abilities

Follow the steps below to create a parent account and pair it with your student(s).

Parent Observer Access in Canvas

Parent Suggestions

FIRST, we encourage that you log into Home Access Center to view your student's official grades. While some grades are collected in Canvas, Home Access Center will show the overall course grade that includes all graded assignments (ex. Canvas materials, paper assignments, Summative Assessments.) 

THEN, log into Canvas: Being informed of your student's course grades (overall average, low grades, missing assignments) provides direction and "look fors" when navigating courses and materials in Canvas.

SUGGESTION: Accessing Canvas using your Parent Observer login on the desktop will give a more robust experience than the Canvas Parent phone app. While the app is helpful for staying informed at a surface level, you are encouraged to dive deeper into Canvas coursework through accessing on a computer.

Additional Parent Observer Access Resources

Canvas Observer Resources:

Reach out to your student's teacher for questions or assistance.