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    Tips for Observers and Parents:

    You need a PAIRING code:

    1. Your child can generate a code through their Canvas (web version)
    2. Instructors can also generate pairing codes (if given appropriate permissions)

    Create Your Account:

    1. Visit the URL of your school’s Canvas instance

    2. (or) Download the “Canvas Parent App” and create your account there **If you have additional children from the same institution - CLICK HERE**

    TIP # 1: Customize Your Dashboard!

    • Color code each child's course tile or
    • Rename each course tile with a nickname
    • Rearrange dashboard tiles

    TIP # 2: Adjust Your Notifications

    • Account > Notifications.. And adjust

    TIP # 3: Visit the Calendar

    • View calendar events by week, month, or agenda list
    • Only 10 course and group calendars will be shown at one time
    • Icons indicate:

    Canvas Calendar Icons

    TIP # 4: Message a teacher

    • The Canvas inbox allows you to communicate with teachers

    TIP # 5: View grades

    • Select VIEW GRADES from the dashboard for a high-level overview
    • OR Select a course dash card from the dashboard > grades for more detail

    TIP # 6: Download “CANVAS PARENT” App 

    Canvas Parent Icon

    TIP # 7: Log in to CANVAS PARENT (iOS) (Android)

    TIP # 8: View Courses (iOS) (Android)

    • The default view shows the course list and current grade
    • Tap the course name for more information

    TIP # 9: View the Calendar on the app! (iOS) (Android)

    • The app allows you to see events and assignments for one student at a time.
    • Multiple dots indicate multiple assignments or events
    • Select the assignment to “Set Reminder”

    TIP # 10: Set Alerts! (iOS) (Android)

    • Manage alerts for your linked children including:
      • Course grades
      • Missing assignments
      • Assignment grades
      • Announcements
    • Go to Manage Students > select student > adjust alerts
    • Then, view alerts (iOS) (Android)