Canvas Observer Account

Canvas Overview & Creating a Parent Observer Account

What is Canvas?

Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) that allows teachers to provide instructional support, class calendars, assignments, feedback, grades, and resources for students in a safe environment. In Rock HIll Schools, Canvas is an integral part of sharing blended classroom instruction specifically in our 1:1 grade levels (3-12).
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Creating an observer account...

Observers have limited permissions that allow them to see what is going on in a course and a calendar of assignments. Like students, observers cannot view a course until it is published and the course has started. For assistance with Assignments, Test Dates, Quizzes, or other Canvas course content, please contact your child’s teacher.

Below are the features available to parents who create an observer account. Please note that not all courses use all features.

● Set your Notifications to get Email Updates

● View the content and resources to support learner beyond the classroom

● View prompts but not participate in Discussions

● View but not submit Assignments

● Preview and download files as available (study guides, review documents, etc.)

● View Canvas Grades & Feedback provided by Teacher

● View the Calendar

● Communicate with the teacher

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Instructional Specialist & Blended Learning

We look forward to a continued partnership in supporting all children in Rock Hill succeed!

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