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Canvas Parent Portal

Canvas LMS Designed specifically for K-12 teachers and students, Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) that connects digital tools and other curricular resources to one location that's Internet accessible 24/7. Parents can sign up as observers in Canvas. Observers can link their account to their student's Canvas account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view their student's course content but cannot participate in the course.

Canvas Observer User Guide

Note: Not all teachers are using Canvas, nor does Canvas fill a need for all curricular areas. Ask your student if their teacher is using Canvas.

Students must provide their parent with a "Student Pairing Code" to link to their student account when the Canvas parent account is created. How do I generate a pairing code for an observer as a student?

Once the Canvas Parent Observer account is created, the parent can use a web browser or the Canvas Parent app to observe course content. What is the Canvas Parent app?

To make Canvas Parent Observer account updates or recover lost passwords, parents must login using a web browser. The Canvas Parent iOS/Android apps do not support account updates or password recovery.

App Store Preview of the Canvas Parent App
Google Play Preview of the Canvas Parent App
(Buncombe County Schools does not provide support for the use or installation of these third-party apps.) 

Create a Canvas Parent account or login here:
(Only accessible using a non-BCS device.)


Update 10/4/2019

Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin, [email protected], 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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