What is Canvas?  

Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) that allows teachers to provide instructional support, class calendars, assignments and resources for students in a safe online environment. Canvas is an integral part of our Self Directed Learning (SDL) model.   

How does a Parent Login?

OneSchool administration has created a Canvas parent account for every parent that has provided an email address in PowerSchool.  To verify what email address we have in PowerSchool for you, please log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal and click on "Other Information" link in the left hand menu.  If you have not provided a parent email for your child, you will not have a Canvas account and you will need to contact your school to get that added.  

Here is the link to the Parent Canvas Login Page: 


If you do not know your password or have never logged in you will need to do the following:

  • Go to the login pages listed above and click the Forgot Password.
  • Then on the next screen you will enter your parent email address in the Login box and then click Request Password.

  • Upon completing the steps above, you will receive an email from Canvas to setup your password.  Now that you have your password, you can return to the login page referenced above and enter your email and newly created password to gain access to the Canvas system as a parent.

How does Canvas relate to PowerSchool?

PowerSchool is our Student Information System (SIS) and will continue to be used throughout OneSchool - North America. The table below gives information on the functions of each system.

PowerSchool (SIS)

Canvas (LMS) 


Historical Grades





Report Cards









Learning tools


How is Canvas “better” for checking student grades/learning?

PowerSchool excels at student information where Canvas is better for communicating student learning. For example, using Canvas, parents have the opportunity to see the assignments and other events from ALL courses posted to ONE calendar. With many of those assignments, you can verify that your student did, in fact, submit work and even WHEN it was submitted.  You can also see the assignment directions and expectations. You will also be able to view future assignments posted on Canvas. 

What does Canvas offer parents?

Canvas will give parents the everyday overview of their child's learning interactions including calendars, newsletters, assignments, grades, submissions, and assessments. Grades will only be passed to PowerSchool when the teacher synchronizes them.

What can Parents view in Canvas online?

Below are the features available to Parents. Please note that not all courses use all features.

  • Set your Notifications
  • View the Dashboard
  • View the course Syllabus
  • View prompts but not participate in Discussions
  • View but not submit Assignments
  • Preview and download some Files
  • View the Modules Page
  • View Canvas Grades (Web only)
  • View the Calendar
  • Communicate with the teacher

What can Parents view on the Canvas Parent App?

Below are the features available to Parents. Please note that not all courses use all features.

  • Grades
  • Submission Status
  • Calendar
  • Announcements
  • Syllabus