• Get to Know Canvas

    Canvas is Columbus City Schools' new learning management system (LMS) for students, parents, and staff across all grades, and the platform serves as a “one-stop-shop” for all things instructional in the District.

    Using Canvas, teachers can collaborate to deliver high-quality, student-centered learning experiences. Canvas allows each student’s learning to be managed in one central place, including accessing information, submitting assignments, and communicating with their teacher. In addition to student and teacher-related features, parents can observe and access their child’s classroom experience.


  • Canvas Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Canvas?

  • How do students and parents access Canvas?

  • How do I access my student’s Parent/Observer Account?

  • Do I need to create a new Observer account each school year?

  • If I have multiple students, do I need to create multiple accounts?

  • I am new to CCS. How do I get a pairing code?

  • If I’m a CCS employee, can I use my district email and single sign-on to create my Parent/Observer Account?

  • Will Canvas replace Google Classroom?

  • Is Canvas replacing Infinite Campus?

  • Who do I contact if I have questions about my student or observer account?

  • How do I manage notifications in my Canvas observer account?

  • Where can I find additional Canvas-related resources?