Seesaw & Canvas

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Kara Metz
Personalized Learning Coordinator
651-403-7023 |


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Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) used by teachers across School District 197 in grades 5-12. Through Canvas, teachers can create one online location for students to access course work, online textbooks, submit assignments, view the class calendar, participate in discussions, collaborate with classmates, find ways to explore a class topic further and more. Parents and guardians can even access Canvas to view information about the class.

We encourage you to use the Canvas Parent app to engage in your child's education. Instructions have been provided below for setting up a Canvas Parent account and using the app on your smartphone or tablet.

Instruction Flyer for Canvas Parent: English | Spanish

If you do not have a smartphone or tablet, Canvas can be accessed on a desktop or laptop using an Observer Account. Instructions and the login link have been provided below.

Instruction Flyer for Canvas Parent for desktop/laptop: English | Spanish
Log in to a Canvas Observer Account: Parents/Guardians

Please contact your child’s school or teacher if you have any questions about Canvas. Parents may also contact Kara Metz, the district's Personalized Learning Coordinator, at 651-403-7023 or

Canvas Resources


Seesaw is a digital tool where students can show learning, teachers gain insights, and parents connect.  Students explore a variety of powerful and intuitive multimodal tools (like draw+record, collage, video, and more!) to show what they know in the way that works best for them. 

Parents are invited to follow along on their child's learning journey. Watch for an invite from you teacher in the fall.  Didn't see one? Just reach out to child's teacher to follow along. Once you sign up once, you'll use the same account throughout your child's time in elementary school. Read below to learn more about what Seesaw is and how you can follow along. 

Learn more about Seesaw and find information about their mobile app at or watch our favorite parent videos below.


Click here to login to Seesaw

Seesaw Resources