Canvas Information for Parents
What is Canvas?Canvas is Central Catholic’s Learning Management System that supports and accelerates the transformation of student learning for a more personalized, collaborative and engaging experience.
What is a Parent/Observer account?Parents/Guardians can access Observer accounts to view grades, resources and activities posted in their child's courses. To complete the setup of your observer account you will need the Canvas username and password for each student you want to observe.
Canvas Website Browser
Canvas Parent App
How to access
|Login||iOS App or Andriod App|
How to create an account
|Video Guide||iOS Video Guide or
Andriod Video Guide
Use cchs.instructure.com when is asks for “find your school or district”
|-View and read announcements
-View assignments index page
-View the calendar
-Join conferences, if invited
-Join collaborations, if invited
-View personal inbox
-Send conversation messages to instructor and student they are observing
-View the dashboard
-View and read discussions
|-View student grades
-View the calendar
-See the course syllabus
-Access a list of assignments with due dates
-See online assignments, but not discussion posts
-Set up email or text notifications for announcements, assignments, and more.
|-View files unless they are locked
-View grades of student they are observing and filter, view scores and dates, and print grades
-View modules and see due dates, point values, etc.
-View pages and contribute if the instructor enables the Anyone can edit it setting
-View profile pictures, if available
-View quizzes index page
Need Additional Help?Search Canvas Guides - Find answers to common questions
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Frequently Asked QuestionsHow do I link a student or multiple students to my user account as an observer? CLICK HERE for answer.
How do I change the language preference in my user account as an observer? CLICK HERE for answer.
How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as an observer? CLICK HERE for answer.
How do I navigate a Canvas course as an observer? CLICK HERE for answer.
How do I reset my password as an observer? CLICK HERE for answer.
What is the Canvas Parent App? CLICK HERE for answer.