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Canvas Student and Staff Support

All students and staff have an account in Canvas. Students and staff can access Canvas by logging in with their District Google account: or by clicking the Canvas icon in their Google Apps waffle.

If you have questions or need help, go to the main Canvas page and click the help button at the bottom. Tech support will respond as soon as possible.

Canvas Tips for Success

  • Students and parents are STRONGLY encouraged to use the browser, not the app to check for and submit assignments  The Canvas app delays course updates by 15-30 minutes.

  • Notifications should be turned on for at least: conversations, submission comments, assignments, announcements and due dates.

  • Students should connect their school Google Drive to Canvas

  • Students should take a Canvas Introduction module before school starts

  • Students should upload a current photo of themselves to both Google and Canvas (please do not use any offensive images)


Canvas Student App


Canvas Student Android Guide                     Canvas Student iOS Guide

  1. Open the Canvas app.

  2. Tap Find Your School or District.

  3. Type Los Gatos-Saratoga UHSD (Students) tap the full name appears in the search list

  4. Sign in using your School Google account.


Choose QR code login and take a photo of the QR code from your account


Canvas Parent Accounts

The Canvas URL for parents is:

Parents can create a Canvas account to observe their student's courses. Please follow the Parent Portal Instructions to create your account. You cannot set this feature up on a mobile device, such as an smartphone. However, it can be used on a mobile device once it is set up on a computer.



To observe a second student in Canvas - login using your parent Canvas account:

Go to Account---Settings--Observing
Enter the Student Pairing Code
Click the +Student button and follow the prompts to add student.


Canvas Parent App

Open the Canvas app.

  1. Tap Find Your School or District.

  2. Type Los Gatos-Saratoga UHSD tap the full name appears in the search list

  3. Enter your email address and password, and tap Login

  4. On the verification page, tap Log In.

  5. Your Canvas dashboard will open.

Canvas Parent Android Guide Canvas Observer iOS Guide


Getting Started with Canvas for students
Canvas Parent Portal Instructions
Change Canvas Notification Settings
See All Your Canvas Courses or Customize your Dashboard
Additional Canvas Tutorials for Students
Video- Canvas Overview video for Parents and Students
Video - Adding your cell phone number as a contact in Canvas
Video- Access Canvas on your phone
Video-Turn in Canvas assignment on your phone
Video-Turn in multiple files to one Canvas assignment
How do I file a Canvas help request?