Frequently Asked Questions on Canvas

  • How can I access Canvas?

    Canvas can be accessed online at the following links:


    Is there a Canvas app? 

    Yes, the Canvas app can be accessed on IOS or Android. There is a Parent and a Student version. When asked for “school” please search for “kershaw” or “kcsdlms.”

    Canvas Apps

    How can students log in to Canvas?

    All students have Canvas accounts. Students who log into Canvas using their district device do not have to worry about a username and password because they will automatically be logged in using their Google credentials.


    How does a parent get access to his/her student’s information through Canvas?

    If you have never created a Canvas account, please follow the instructions found here:

    You can gain access via a web browser on a desktop or laptop or through the use of the Canvas App.

    What should I do if I forget my Canvas username and/or password?

    Canvas - Forgot PasswordAll students have Canvas accounts. Students who log into Canvas using their district device do not have to worry about a username and password because they will automatically be logged in using their Google credentials. If students do not know their Google username/password they may talk to their teacher(s). 

    Parents create their own login using their email address and they set their own password.  If they have lost or forgotten their password, they will click “forgot password” on the log in site to reset.

    Whom should I contact regarding the information for my student in Canvas?

    For questions about information for your student in Canvas, the first point of contact should be your student’s teacher.


    How can I learn more about Canvas?

    Canvas has some helpful FAQ resources on their website:


    Who do I contact if I need help?

    You can email canvashelp@kcsdschools.net for assistance.