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Canvas Guide for Parents

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

For this school year, Mana Academy will be utilizing the learning management system Canvas to deliver curriculum online. Canvas is also used to monitor grades, assignment submissions, share course documents, class syllabus, facilitate message correspondence between scholars and instructors. 

We've put together this comprehensive guide for parents to navigate their way through Canvas. Please note, you will need to obtain a Student Pairing Code first from your scholar's teachers to complete the sign in. You'll be getting these codes soon, but if for some reason you haven't received this code when school starts, please reach out to your scholar's teachers. You can also get the Student Pairing Code from your scholars.

How to create a Canvas observer account

  • Click on Parents sign up here indicated in the photo below by the red circle and arrow.

Enter the following information:

  1. Enter your name in the Your Name field.

  2. Enter your email in the Your Email field.

  3. Enter your password in the Password field.

  4. Re-enter your password in the Re-enter Password field.

  5. Enter a paring code to link your account to your student in the Student Pairing Code field. You can ask your student to log into to Canvas and generate a code. Here are the directions on how to do that. You can also ask a teacher for a pairing code.

  6. Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use checkbox.

  7. Click the Start Participating button.

Congratulations! You can now begin observing in Canvas.

To add more students

If you have more than one scholar at Mana Academy, you can add now add them to your Canvas dashboard. Go to Account > Settings.

In User Navigation, click the Observing link.

Type the pairing code in the Student Pairing Code field and click the + Student button.

You will then be able to see the scholars you are observing.

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