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

What’s New

Version 3.3.1

- Added an option to Settings to allow cross-website tracking to temporarily fix images not loading in rich content
- Fixed an issue with missing observed students
- Fixed a bug that could cause duplicate calendar events to show
- Dropped support for iOS 12

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
53.1K Ratings

53.1K Ratings

Sybils ,

Agree with Johnny’s Dad 3

I agree with everything he said and do want to reiterate that the app needs to sort the assignments by date. I had such a hard time trying to figure out what was due when that I recently decided to log onto our Mac as my kid. I now keep that up while working on the other monitor so I can see what my 6th grader has/has not completed. It is so much easier to do that than try to sift through the mess on the app. Again, I agree that the quick ability to message the teachers on the app is great, and good on the go, but really started relying on the student version on the Mac for everything else.

Johnnys Dad 3rd ,


Great app overall. These are the things I’ve noticed thus far and I hope this feedback is helpful. Some courses show in ascending order and some show in descending order by way of the date. It would be nice to see that each course only went one way or the other for searching purposes. Auto checks on the side of each finished assignment would be nice as well. Status seems to auto change to viewed on some if not most assignments but once data or uploads were entered by the student if that initiated an auto checking system I think both students and parents might find that helpful. I’m sure a lot goes into programming as it is and I just wanted to share what I felt is an honest review. The parent side of the app I overall find as being very user friendly and enjoy being able to simply send a quick message to the teachers as opposed to searching down specific emails. Great job with that : ) I also like the customizable notifications as well. Thanks!

DMullinsMusic ,

Cumbersome and limited

I don’t know if Canvas has the capability of being a great application, but I do know that San Jose unified is using the student and the parent versions of the app in a way that makes it impossible to see an easy representation of today’s work across all of the classes. There are no sorting features to sift through complete and incomplete assignments. Some teachers use one area of the app to put their assignments and other teachers use another area. Sometimes assignments that are prepped and ready to go end up not being covered by the teacher that day, but still show up in the assignments in the coming days as not turned in. It’s really hard to keep everything straight. Also, I don’t know if the parent app is supposed to be so functionally useless, but I find that it has no value whatsoever. All of that said, the district and the teachers had so little time to put distance-learning together, and it’s a miracle that we have what we have. I am grateful that my child is at least able to attend virtual classes and stay engaged with teachers and peers. The teachers are all working so hard, much harder than my student is working.


Instructure, Inc.
56.6 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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