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 2.1.1

- Added support for custom help links
- Added support for course links
- Accessibility improvements
- Other bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
15.2K Ratings

15.2K Ratings

Nileema ,

Idiotic pairing id thing

No stars for this app.
Whoever came up with this stupid idea of having the parent request the child for a pairing id?
Let the school pair it..or let the parent pair
Teenagers won’t let parents in if they get a chance.. basic psychology.
Please change it in such a way that the student gets a notification(within app) when somebody pairs with them. If the child sees it is an impostor(as in not a parent) he can take it up with the school to remove the perpetrator (and possibly set the police after the impostor😊)

Drbarb03 ,

Canvas Parent is a useless app

I am a teacher and have experience with Canvas and the Canvas apps from all three perspectives: teacher, parent, and student. The parent app is completely useless. I wish I could give zero or negative stars. It’s nothing more than a list of assignments. You can’t see the grades of individual assignments, or the submissions themselves to see what your student got right and wrong. There is no way to message the teachers (which would be the main reason for parents to use the app, in my opinion). I ended up having my child log in on the student app and view her progress exclusively from the student point of view. Clearly the developers of the parent app have never been parents involved in their children’s education. There are also known bugs regarding missing assignments that the Canvas developers in the forums have outright stated are not being fixed because the parent app is their lowest priority.

Texas user ,

Not Ready for Release

As of 2.1.0, this is a garbage app. If you work for a school district, please don’t use this. I didn’t think it was possible, but they’ve made it worse over the last year. Now, you can’t see individual assignment grades at all. This is a regression; it used to work.

Let that soak in. This is an app to let parents see their kids grades. Without. Grades.

Garbage app. The management should be embarrassed.

Update as of v2.0.3: Nope, you haven’t fixed all of the problems with two kids in the same class. If I’m looking at the calendar entries, I see the right grades for Kid1 and Kid2. But, if I tap the calendar entry for - grade belonging to Kid2 to get details, it shows me the grade of Kid1. Try try again, and please tell me that your software test plan will run this test and the prior tests so you don’t introduce more regressions. I’m tired of being an unpaid software tester.

Previous review:

First, my prior critical review was mysteriously deleted. That’s not a sign of a company confident in its product.

Second, this app simply doesn’t work for two kids. I have twins in the same grade, and the app only shows one kids’ grades, even with both kids entered into Canvas. Selecting kid one still shows kid two’s grades, even acted dragging down to refresh.


Instructure, Inc.
99.7 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Haitian, Japanese, Maori, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Welsh

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Instructure Inc.


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