In Canvas, parents function as observers. As an observer, you will have limited permissions that allow you to see what is going on in a course without interrupting or participating in the course.
See the Calendar
Observers can see all Events and Assignments due on the Calendar, filter the calendar view by the different courses the student is enrolled in, and view undated events and assignments. NOTE: Up to 15 calendars can be selected for viewing at one time in a web browser.
See the Modules Page
Observers can see how a teacher has organized course content in Modules. They can also see the point values for individual assignments.
View Course Announcements
Observers can view course announcements by clicking Announcements in the course navigation.
Preview Documents in Course Pages
Observers can view documents in an inline document previewer and download documents to their computer.
See the Quizzes Page (Grades 7-12)
Observers can see Quiz titles. This navigation piece is "hidden" for 5th - 6th grade Canvas users. However, quiz titles can still be viewed in the appropriate module.
See Canvas Grades
From the top banner, if an Observer clicks on Grades, they will see a list of the student's assignments and total grade for Canvas assignments only. Skyward (Links to an external site.) is the official grade book of record with all of the student's course grades.
Observers can click on the Inbox link to access student Conversations if the teacher or student copied them on the message. Observers can also message the instructor.
Visit the Canvas Observer Help Guides (Links to an external site.) for further assistance.