Canvas Parent App: Adding a Student Directions

Install the Canvas Parent app on your device. Go to your App Store/Play Store on your device

Android Device                  iOs Device

What is the Canvas Parent App?

2. Create a Canvas login by visiting (mcdowell.instructure.com)

3. Log into the Parent app using your newly created account information.


🌟If you already have created a Canvas Parent login before, but forgot your password then, Click “Forgot password” (4) on App’s login screen:

**If you clicked forgot password, open up your email on whatever device has the Parent App on it, click Reset Password link in the email from Canvas. Type in new password.


3. Adding Student(s):

Information you will need to set-up your student on your account:

Enter student’s school’s name: mcdowell.instructure.com (Type in exactly)


4. You will have to get your child to log into his/her Canvas on your device when prompted (Students will need to use their AD Login, see format below:)

Student ID Number (Lunch Number)

Password: mcdowell + 4 digits (Chromebook password)

😊That’s It! You can now view assignments and course/class progress for your student. You can change notification settings, if you wish.

**Click the 3 dots icon in upper right to Add more students and repeat steps 3-4 above.

For more info on how To Use the App, Visit https://community.canvaslms.com/

Type Parent in the Search box on the site and find the information you need