Canvas Parent App

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Central Carolina Academy will use Canvas as its learning management system.  What is it?  Canvas is a simple and straightforward teaching and learning tool for students and teachers that keeps parents connected to classroom activities. Students will use Canvas on a daily basis to receive homework from teachers; submit completed assignments, take tests and quizzes; participate in classroom discussions; have access to a calendar which lists all current and upcoming assignments, tests and quizzes; be able to message teachers quickly; and much more. Parents will be able to see graded assignments/quizzes/tests; access the calendar listing upcoming assignments, quizzes and tests; and have the ability to message teachers quickly.

(Please note that PowerSchool is the school's official Student Information System and that final grades that appear in Canvas may not reflect the official grade which is recorded in PowerSchool.  In regard to grades, parents should only use Canvas to see individual assignment/task grades and teacher comments. To access a student’s official PowerSchool grades, please contact Mary Tatum at mtatum@ccasanford.org.

Parents - Stay connected with the Canvas Parent Account.

  • Canvas Parent enhances the potential for parents to engage in their children's education. Parents can review upcoming or past assignments, check on grades, and receive alerts for student activity.

  • Canvas Parent can be used by any Canvas user with an observer account.

  • Canvas Parent can be accessed from any browser using the Desktop Login

  • Parents can use the Canvas Parent app on Android devices using Android 5.0 or later and iOS devices using iOS 10.0 or later.

Canvas Parent Accounts can be created on desktop computers. Parents can also download the Canvas Parent App from the Apple App Store for IOS devices and from Google Play for Android devices.

To create an account from a desktop use this link https://centralcarolinaacademy.instructure.com/login/canvas and click the Parent of a Canvas User option.  You will need to obtain your student's pairing code prior to setting up your account.  (See directions below)

 Download Links are Below

Apple App Store

Google Play

After installing the App follow these steps to set up a Parent Observer Role and connect to your student's Canvas Courses:

Step 1 - Have your student sign into their Central Carolina Academy Canvas account.  (This is where you will obtain your Pairing Code.)

Step 2 - From the global navigation of Canvas, select ACCOUNT and then choose SETTINGS.

Step 3 - Select Pair with Observer from the sidebar of the settings page.

Step 4 - Copy or share the pairing code generated.  This is needed to link a parent (observer) to the student.

Step 5 - Open the app and tap Find My School.

Step 6 - Enter Central Carolina Academy (NC) - Parents.

This should take you to the https://centralcarolinaacademy.instructure.com login page.

You will now need to create your account.

Step 7 - Click the Create Account link.

Step 8 - Fill in the required information, including the pairing code that was shared with you from your student's account settings.

Step 9 - Click Start Participating

You are now connected.

Click HERE to learn more about the Canvas Parent App.

Click HERE to download the complete Canvas Parent App users guide.

For questions or concerns about Canvas or PowerSchool, please contact Mary Tatum at mtatum@ccasanford.org.