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Canvas - Parents

Canvas - Parents
 
  • Canvas works best with Google Chrome browsers.
  • Watch THIS VIDEO for a quick overview of the parent experience.
  • It is necessary for students to sit down with parents as you will need access to the student’s Canvas account in order to
    complete this process
 
How To... Via Canvas Parent App Via Website
Access Parent Portal
Download the Canvas Parent App via the App Store or Google Play
https://bufordcityschools.instructure.com/login/canvas
Create an Account
  • Search “Buford City Schools”
  • Choose Buford City Schools - Parents
  • To create the new account, click “Parent of a Canvas User? Create Account
  • Enter full name, personal email address, password and student pairing code
    • A pairing code is required to create the parent account
  • To create a new account, click “Parent of a Canvas User? Click here for an account.”
  • Enter full name, personal email address, password and student pairing code
    • A pairing code is required to create a parent account
Find a pairing code
  • To locate your child’s pairing code, follow the instructions below:
    • Students log into GMail (jdoe12345@bufordcityschools.org) account and navigate to their Canvas account
      • Click Account / Settings. (see screenshots below)
      • Click “Pair with Observer” and pairing code appears
      • Click ok
      • Pairing code will expire in seven days
    • Student provides parent with pairing code
    • Parent enters pairing code into parent account
    • Parent should now be able to see student screens
Student Account / Settings “Pair with Observer” Pairing Code appears
(expires in seven days)
Canvas Student Settings Canvas Pair with Observer Canvas Pairing Code
Add a student
  • Open the Menu by tapping the three lines in the top left corner
  • Choose Manage Students
  • Click the plus sign in the top right corner
  • Enter the pairing code for each additional student
  • Click Account / “Observing”
  • Add pairing code
  • Click “+student”
Change notifications
  • Cannot edit notification settings but alerts can be modified
  • Open the Menu by tapping the three lines in the top left corner
  • Choose Manage Students
  • Choose the student you wish to modify
  • Click Account / “Notifications”
Communicate with teachers
  • Use “Inbox” to communicate with teachers
  • Use “Inbox” to communicate with teachers