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Learning Management System

Canvas is the OCPS-adopted Learning Management System and the hub of the digital classroom. Students will visit Canvas to check their calendar for upcoming due dates, access course materials, and submit assignments. Parents can use Canvas to keep up with their student's calendar and assignments. Access to Canvas will be provided through the Parent LaunchPad Portal.
LaunchPad Parent Portal accounts are created based on parent/guardian data shared when registration for a child is completed in OCPS. Please wait 24 hours after registration to setup your LaunchPad Parent Portal account.

Students- click here to login to Canvas!


Click here to download directions on how to create a Parent Portal account.

NOTE: In order to access Canvas through mobile you must set up your LaunchPad Parent Portal account first.

Canvas Parent App

The Canvas Parent app is a streamlined mobile application that allows parents or guardians to have access to important class information (Calendar, Assignments, and Announcements) right at their fingertips. The Canvas Parent app is available for OCPS parents using iOS or Android devices.

iOS Devices

Android Devices


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Parents can register for a Canvas Observer account through the OCPS Parent Portal
PDF Directions

What is my username?

Forgot your username? No worries- it is your email address.

What is my password?

Parents create their own password which the school and district do not have access to. If you forget your password you can click on the Forgot Password? link on the login screen. You will be prompted to enter your email address. Canvas will send a reset password link to the email address you entered.

Do I need different accounts for each student?

Once your parent observer account has been created, all student will be connected based on Skyward records.

Do I have different passwords on the mobile app and website?

Your password for the mobile app and website is the same. On the Canvas Parent App, use the Login with Canvas button.

How do I view my student’s calendar?

Take a look at this Calendar Canvas Guide to learn how to view your student's calendar.

How do I check the grades for assignments completed in Canvas?

Click on the Grades icon in Canvas however, please remember that Skyward is the official gradebook of record in Orange County Public Schools.

Are these my student’s official grades?

The official gradebook in Orange County Public Schools can be found on Skyward that can be accessed through the launchpad parent portal.

Why are there more grades in Skyward than in Canvas?

A student may have more grades in Skyward than in Canvas if a teacher adds paper-based assignments to Skyward that were not submitted and/or graded in Canvas.

How do I contact my student’s teacher?

You can contact the student you are observing and the instructor of the course in canvas by clicking on the Inbox icon

Canvas inbox button

And then clicking on the new message icon.

Canvas new message button

Do all of my student’s teachers use Canvas?

All teachers at LaunchED digital learning sites are required to used Canvas as their Learning Management System for all courses.

Are schools required to use Canvas?

At this time, only LaunchED digital learning sites are required to used Canvas as their Learning Management System for all courses.

How do I update my Canvas settings?

Canvas includes a set of default notification preferences you can receive for the courses you are observing. Notifications are sent to Canvas contact methods as specified in your account User Settings. However, you can change the default settings by setting your own notification preferences Account Settings Guide