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Ankeny Schools welcomes you to begin experiencing Canvas, our new Learning Management  System, replacing Google Classroom. Below, you will find a  step-by-step process of signing up and visiting your student’s Canvas account to  view and access lesson plans, assignments, videos, resources, weblinks, documents, discussions and possibly entire curriculum bundles as placed on Canvas by your student’s teachers. 

Student Login

*We have found that pairing works best on a computer, instead of a mobile deviceOnce paired, bookmark or save the link below to make it easier for you and your child to access their Canvas courses at home.

Canvas User guides



Step 1:

Go to the login page

Ankeny Canvas Login Page

Parent Login Instructions (Spanish Version)

Step 2:

Login to an existing Canvas account if you have one.  If you do not have a Canvas account, continue to Step 3.
Enter Login (email address) & Password -or- Step 3:  Parent Signup

Canvas login1    or   Canvas login2

Step 3: Parent Signup 

Tap Click Here for an Account

Enter the following information 

  1. Enter Your Name
  2. Enter Your Email
  3. Create a Password/Re-enter Password.
  4. Get a Student Pairing Code from your student. 
    1. What is a pairing code 
    2. How do I get a pairing code from my student

Or Request a pairing code from your student’s teacher.

  1. Click Start Participating 

Step 4: Observe Your Student

    1. Click on Account
    2. Click on  Observing
    3. See below Students being Observed for currently added students – or Add a student in the Student Pairing Code box

*Here you can add and observe multiple students.

Canvas observe1

Step 5: See Your student’s Courses

  1. Click on Courses
  2. Click on All Courses
  3. You will see a list of courses with Enrolled as Observer

Canvas courses1    Canvas courses2