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

- Added an option to easily create an account by scanning a pairing code from the Canvas Student app
- Fixed logging in for some institutions

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
42.3K Ratings

42.3K 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!

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!

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.


Instructure, Inc.
86.8 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 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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