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 3.5.0

- Updated menu design.
- Non-secure http connections are now disallowed.
- Fixed To Do and Grades not loading when Student Annotation type submission is present.
- Improved accessibility.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
79.5K Ratings

79.5K Ratings

ATC8272 ,

Fix needed

Canvas bags s great for keeping up with homework and my kids’ grades; however, there is an annoying problem I wish you would fix. I have twins who take the same classes. When I look at their graded assignments through the link sent by the teacher, I have no idea whose grades I am looking at. I would like to see the student’s name somewhere. Also, when you are in the screen viewing the weekly assignments and back out of it, it doesn’t go back to the same student’s page. It goes back to the first student in my kids drop down list. Since I have 4 kids, it’s really annoying!

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.

Parentvu ,

Needs improvement

Canvas is good in which it allows the parents to be linked to view the child’s assignments and performance in class to communicate with teachers for better understanding. However, the bad part about it is that the teachers, students, and parents all have different view from the same portal. On the parent’s view, I’ll see missing, late, or non-submitted work. Then, I ask my child about it and he/she will check and show me that it is turned in and gets frustrated with me because any time I don’t see work submitted on my view that is due, I’ll ask again because I don’t see or remember that he/she told me it was submitted another few days or week later as it’s still showing the same status. I’ll check with the teacher and the teacher will say that he/she does not see it submitted or that it’s not graded yet because it’s turned in late so grade average will still show low, or they’ll comment on the child’s work that we’re not able to see on our view. Teachers are busy. So, they get frustrated when they see many emails from parents.

App Privacy

The developer, Instructure Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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