Parent Canvas Account Information

Jackson County Schools is pleased to offer
Canvas access
to parents and guardians
of students in grades 3 through 12!

These accounts are called “Observer Accounts” in Canvas. Now, parents and guardians who are eligible for an Observer Account are able to see assignment details, quiz information and scores, and any supplemental learning materials housed within your student(s) Canvas course(s)!

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  In order to have an observer account created for you in Canvas, you MUST be marked as a LEGAL GUARDIAN for your student(s) in our student information system, INFINITE CAMPUS. To protect student privacy, we will not be creating accounts for any persons who are not listed as legal guardians at this time.

HOW TO ACCESS YOUR PARENT CANVAS ACCOUNT

  STEP ONE:  Before you can log into Canvas as a parent, the following information is required.

1.  LEGAL GUARDIAN STATUS

You must be listed as your student(s) LEGAL GUARDIAN in our student information system, Infinite Campus. If you are not marked as a legal guardian, a Canvas Parent account will not be automatically created for you.

2.  INFINITE CAMPUS USERNAME

You must have a login to Infinite Campus. If you have not logged into Infinite Campus with a username and password as a parent, you will not be able to log into Canvas, as you need the Infinite Campus username to access Canvas.

Click here to access the Infinite Campus Parent Portal desktop site.

Need Infinite Campus Help?

  STEP TWO:  Log into Canvas using your Infinite Campus username

                  • GO TO THE CANVAS PARENT LOGIN PAGE


Click here to open the Canvas Parent login page in a new tab.
This website is also linked on each school’s website and the district website. 

                  • ENTER YOUR UNIQUE USERNAME


Your Canvas Username is the SAME as your INFINITE CAMPUS USERNAME.
As stated above, you need to have an Infinite Campus login in order to access Canvas.

                  • ENTER YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD


Your Canvas Password is your Infinite Campus Username PLUS the number 2021.
For example, if your Infinite Campus username is “suzysmith” then your Canvas Password is “suzysmith2021.”

HOW TO SET UP YOUR CANVAS NOTIFICATION PREFERENCES

Click here to open a downloadable and printable version of this guide.

Parent_Observer Canvas Account Set Notification Preferences