K-5 Shakopee Online Canvas Setup

Directions for Students and Parents

What is Canvas?

Canvas is Shakopee's Learning Management System. Students use it to access instructions and materials for class, to turn in assignments or quizzes electronically, and to receive feedback and grades from their teacher. Grades in Canvas are the official grade for students and will only be posted in Infinite Campus at the end of each quarter.


Parents can sign up to become "Observers" of their students in Canvas in order to view course materials, directions for the day, assignments, and feedback.


Step 1: Students Sign-in to Canvas

Shakopee Online K-5 - Signing Into Canvas - Student

Step 2: Find the Pairing Code on the Student iPad

Shakopee Online K-5 - Find Your Pairing Code

Step 3: Parent Account Creation & Login

Shakopee Online - K-5 - Signing into Canvas Parent App

Email Notifications

Email Notifications

Once you have an account, be sure to edit the notifications or you will receive a lot of emails. Notifications can be found in your account settings in Canvas. We recommend setting the following notifications to either “right away” or a “daily summary.” Turn off the rest.

  • Announcements

  • Grading

  • Submission Comment

  • Conversations (all)

  • Global Announcements


Tech Tips for Parents

Check the Calendar: All due dates for all courses are available on the Calendar.

Read Announcements: These will be posted daily to provide students with directions for the day.

View Grades and Feedback: You can view grades and any feedback that a teacher has provided.


Supporting your student(s):

Canvas will be used by all Shakopee Online and 6-12 students. Students will always have something to do for every class, every day.


Need a Translation of the Videos?

Watch the video below for help.

Need tech support?

Parents should email parenthelp@shakopee.k12.mn.us and students should email helpdesk@shakopee.k12.mn.us. You can also call (952) 697-8701.