Canvas Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Shoreline School District has implemented a learning management system called Canvas for managing student assignments and grades in grades 7-12. Middle and high school teachers assign and collect schoolwork, assess and record grades for students using the Canvas system. We invite parents to follow their students’ progress through either the Canvas Parent mobile app for Apple iOS or Android or through the Canvas website.


  • How do I create an account in the Canvas Parent app?

    Canvas Parent is available for both iOS and Android mobile operating systems and can be downloaded at the App Store or Google Play Store, respectively.

    We have created a setup guide for Canvas Parent account creation. In order to link to your child's Canvas account, you will need their Canvas username and pairing code. Student Canvas usernames are the first part of the Google email addresses we have used for several years (ex. js0123456) and can be found in Family Access in Student Info in the school email field--or ask your child. Your child can log in to Canvas at shorelineschools.instructure.com and obtain a pairing code (click this link for detailed directions).

    How do I create an account on the Canvas website?

    Go to the website at https://shorelineschools.instructure.com. Click the option in the upper right hand corner that invites you to create a parent account. Next you will need to fill in four fields to create your account, including your student’s Canvas username (first & last initial followed by Student ID number – ex. pg0998877) and their Canvas pairing code, which your student must provide to you. Your student(s) can log in to Canvas at shorelineschools.instructure.com and obtain an pairing codeYou will then get an email with instructions on how to complete the registration process. More info on how to use your Parent Observer account is available at: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-4033.

    How do I add multiple children to my Canvas account?

    1. Each of your children will need to give you a “Pairing code” that they can generate in their accounts.
    2. You will use those pairing codes to add them in web Canvasshorelineschools.instructure.com.
    3. They now will appear in your Canvas Parent app, as shown here.

    How do I control notifications that I receive from Canvas?

    Please see this document: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10910-4144710318