WPS Technology

October 5, 2018


Canvas App for Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians of Kindergarten-5th Grade Students,


Wayzata Public Schools' students and teachers uses many digital tools. Please read through the following information. If parents are in need of login help for these systems please contact 763-745-5100 or email helpdesk@wayzataschools.org.



In kindergarten through third grade, teachers use Seesaw to keep parents informed about activities in the classroom. Your child's teacher should be contacting you with directions on how to connect to Seesaw using your mobile phone, tablet or computer.


Canvas Parent App

In fourth and fifth grades, teachers use Canvas to keep parents informed. Parents can download the Canvas Parent App for iOS and Android devices to stay informed about classroom activities for your child. To log into the app, use your Skyward Family Access username and password. Canvas Parent is designed to provide visibility into your child's education at a glance and allows parents to:

  • View assignment descriptions and due dates
  • View student calendar
  • Set reminders for assignments
  • View assignment feedback
  • Set alerts
  • View course announcements, and
  • View grades (in some courses).

Canvas Student App

You may also want to download and log into the Canvas Student app. This will give you access to resources that are shared in your child's class. For example, parents can click on links, download files and view videos. All parents are automatically enrolled in a Canvas for Parents course where you can learn more about the basics of navigating Canvas as an observer. You will find this course on your dashboard when you log in to the Canvas Student app or go to wayzata.instructure.com.


Technology Helpdesk

Phone 763-745-5100
Email us at helpdesk@wayzataschools.org
Hours 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

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