Using My Parent Observer Role
Posted by Margaret Thomas on 21 May 2020 03:24 PM

Overview of the GaVS Parent Observer Role


Log in to your GaVS Parent account

Click View Enrollments on the left and then View Class in the right column. You will be directed to Canvas, and see a similar screen to below.

You will be prompted to log in to Canvas. Your login credentials will be displayed on the pop-up. Copy the username and enter you GaVS password to log in.

EXAMPLE Username:

              Password: same password you used to log into GaVS

All of your student’s enrollments for the current semester will be displayed on your Canvas dashboard.

(Note: Chad Foster and Digital Citizenship are additional resources and not course enrollments with grades.)




Task Menu on the Left Navigation Bar

Account: Use this for updating your notification preferences.

Dashboard: Canvas homepage that shows your student’s enrollments.

Courses: Lists the courses in which your student is enrolled.

Calendar: Course calendars with due dates for your student(s).

Inbox: Use for messaging one of your student’s instructors. (This is not an email account).

Studio: Unavailable for the parent observer role.

Help: Additional GaVS resources


Course Tiles (center)

Each tile represents a course in which your student(s) is enrolled. Click on the tile to visit the course. Instructor contact information is found on each course’s homepage.


Coming Up (right side)

Displays a snapshot of assignments due in coming days.


View Grades (right side)

Links directly to the gradebook for your student. You can toggle between courses if your student is enrolled in more than one GaVS course.

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