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    Getting Started with Canvas as a Parent

    Canvas is the Ferguson-Florissant School District’s Learning Management System. Canvas is a course management system that supports online learning and teaching. Parents can sign up for a free account in order to view the resources and activities posted in their child’s courses that are available on Canvas. You can access our Canvas by using a browser on a computer, or by installing the Canvas Parent app on your mobile device.

    Parents can:

    • Read announcements, view the calendar, and see the course syllabus.
    • Access a list of assignments with due dates.
    • See your child's assignments, but not his/her discussion posts.
    • View your child’s scores on assignments in Canvas. Course grades will continue to be published in SIS.
    • Use the Inbox to contact the teacher.
    • Set up notifications to get emails or texts for announcements, assignments, etc.
    • View the instructional content in the course.
    • Please note: When parents add the Canvas app and logs in, you will not see your child's courses automatically.  You must pair your child's teacher(s) with their account. Here is a link to generating a student pairing code.    How do I generate a pairing code for an observer as a student?



    First Look at Canvas

    What is an LMS and why Canvas? (5m)

    Canvas Parent App 

    Learn how to use the parent app (3m)

    Canvas Overview

    Canvas Overview for Observers/Parents. (4m)

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    Parent Accounts 

    How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a parent?

    Canvas Observer Guide

    User guide for parents

    Linking Student Accounts

    How do I link a student to my user account as an observer?