Parent Directions for Using CANVAS

  1.  Use Google Chrome or a newly updated version of Internet Explorer to navigate to
  2. Click on the white writing which reads “Parent of a CANVAS user?  Click Here For an Account”.  If you don’t see the Madison County Schools seal, you are on the wrong Canvas site!

  1.  Add your name and email address.  You will need to know your student’s CANVAS username and password.  Be sure to check the “Terms of Use” box.

  1.  Click on the “Start Participating” button.

  1. You will then enter CANVAS.  Click on the “Account” link in the upper left hand corner of the screen.  Then click on “Settings”.

***To Observe More than One Madison County Student***

Click Account - Settings - Observing - Add 2nd Student’s Information

See Next Page to Learn How to Get Email and Text Notifications!

  1. Under the “Ways to Contact” menu, enter an email address and a cell phone number (You can do this under “Other Contacts”.  This will allow your child’s teachers to send you messages directly from CANVAS.
  2.  Click on the “Notifications” link on the left hand side of the screen.

  1.  Under the “Cell Number” and/or “Email Address” columns, click the “check mark” for each item you want to be notified about.  
  1. I would recommend that all parents and students check the following:  Due Date; Announcement; Grading; and Conversation Message

  1. To finish the registration process, check your email. Open the email titled “Confirm Registration:  Canvas”.  Click on the included link to finish the registration process.  This process will allow you to setup a password for your account.
  2. When you wish to login to CANVAS again:
  1.  Navigate to:
  2. Enter your email address and password.
  3. Once in CANVAS, use the “Courses” button to select the course you would like to explore/observe.
  1.  If you have any questions, you can email our BHS Canvas contact at