Canvas for Parents


All parents have accounts within Canvas by email from Jeffco Connect.
At the start of the school year, new families will be setup by the first day of classes.

You need to activate your account:

1. Go to http://jajags.instructure.com/login/canvas which can be found on the Secondary Website under Resources → Canvas for Parents → Canvas Parent Login

2. If you are logging in for the first time click Forgot Password.

3. Enter your parent contact email that is attached to your student’s Jeffco Connect

4. Click request password.

5. You will receive an email with a link to create your password.

6. Return to the login screen and log in with your email and password.

7. You must login with the above steps on a computer before you can use the App.(directions for app below)

8. After logging in on a computer as a parent, click Account on the left sidebar and you will find a link for the QR for Mobile Login.
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9. Install the Canvas Parent App.

10. Open the App and click QR Code, click Next, then scan your QR Code.

11. Read the Tips below to adjust your settings.

***If you have a new email and have tried to login with it but have not received a response, click here to add a new account. (New emails must be updated in Jeffco Connect)

Once you are logged in you will see a card for each course that your student or students are in. If you have more than one child, their name is displayed on the card.

As a parent you see everything for a course that your student sees but you act as an observer and cannot participate in the course.

TIP # 1: Customize Your Dashboard!

  • Color code each child's course tile or
  • Rename each course tile with a nickname
  • Rearrange dashboard tiles

TIP # 2: Adjust Your Notifications

  • Account > Notifications.. And adjust

TIP # 3: Visit the Calendar

  • View calendar events by week, month, or agenda list
  • Only 10 course and group calendars will be shown at one time
  • Icons indicate:





TIP # 4: Message a teacher

  • The Canvas inbox allows you to communicate with teachers

TIP # 5: View grades 

  • Select VIEW GRADES from the dashboard for a high-level overview
  • OR Select a course dash card from the dashboard > grades for more detail

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TIP # 6: Download “CANVAS  PARENT” App

TIP # 7: Log in to CANVAS PARENT (iOS) (Android)

TIP # 8: View Courses (iOS) (Android)

  • The default view shows the course list and current grade
  • Tap the course name for more information

TIP # 9: View the Calendar on the app! (iOS) (Android)

  • The app allows you to see events and assignments for one student at a time.
  • Multiple dots indicate multiple assignments or events
  • Select the assignment to “Set Reminder”

TIP # 10: Set Alerts! (iOS) (Android)

  • Manage alerts for your linked children including:
  • Course grades
  • Missing assignments
  • Assignment grades
  • Announcements
  • Go to Manage Students > select student > adjust alerts
  • Then, view alerts (iOS) (Android)


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