What is Canvas?

  • Canvas

    Canvas is our Learning Management System. 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.

    Parent accounts 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. 

    If you need to create a Parent Account, please look at the guides at the bottom of this page. Please visit Canvas's Clarity for Canvas Observers page to learn more about the observer role. 

    Willard Canvas Site  Willard Canvas Observer Login 

    Parent App  Canvas Parent Android App 

    Canvas Parent iOS App Canvas Parent iOS App 

Canvas Guides for Parents


  • Please see the Student Records Portal to see all your student’s scores and grade for a course.

    You may notice that there is no course grade displayed in Canvas, but if there is please note that it does not indicate the student’s current grade for that course. It only includes the scores for assignments completed in Canvas. Not all assignments are completed in Canvas. 

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