Creating a Canvas Account as a Parent

  • Canvas by Instructure is a learning management system being used by teachers in Knox County Schools. This product allows teachers to provide online content to students in an organized and easy to use fashion. The Canvas learning management system provides teachers with ways to create and deliver content, monitor student participation, and assess student performance. Canvas also provides students with the ability to use interactive features such as threaded discussions, video conferencing, and discussion forums.

    As a parent, you can create a Canvas login that will allow you to check on upcoming assignments, view class materials and follow your student’s progress.

About Canvas Enrollments

  • Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) used by teachers and staff in Knox County Schools to organize and present content of all kinds. Some of the courses offered for Professional Development will be offered online and some are offered face to face. 
    When taking a PD course, you may be asked to enroll in a Canvas course. Your facilitator will provide  you with a link similar to this one: Notice that the word enroll is in the URL. This is an enrollment link. It can be used one time to enroll in a course. If you use the link and then later try to return to the course using the same link, you will find that you are unable to connect.
    After enrolling in a course, simply go to and log in with your employee ID number and email password (AD credentials). There you will find your courses listed under the red button that says courses. 
    For help with taking online courses or Canvas enrollments, contact