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Online Learning - Parent Info & Resources

Information and resources for parents of online students. Check back for updated and more information.

FAQ Technology & Canvas Related Questions


Canvas Demonstration & Log In Directions

Canvas Overview

Canvas Overview

Log into Canvas on an iPad

Step 1: Open Chrome browser.

Step 2: Type “bettendorf.instructure.com” without the quotes in the address bar.

Step 3: You should see a Google style login. Please use your students credentials.

Step 4: Once the site loads, bookmark it.

Step 4.5: For future security, write the address from step 2 on a post and put it in on your refrigerator. That address will easily get you to Canvas day or night!

Log into Canvas as a Student on a Chromebook or a Computer through Google

Step 1: Open Chrome browser.

Step 2: Type “Google.com” without the quotes in the address bar.

Step 3: You should see a Google style login. Please use your students credentials.

Username: student iD + @g.bettendorf.k12.ia.us

Password: bcs + last 6 numbers of their state id

Step 4: Go up to the nine little squares/waffle in the corner of student Google Account. (We have enabled Google Single Sign On, which means students can get in through your google account without a password.)
Step 5: Then scroll down until you find the Canvas App and click on it, your Canvas account will load. No password required for students!

Log into Canvas as a Parent/ Observer

Step1: Go to https://bettendorf.instructure.com/login/canvas

Step 2: Sign in with parent personal email and password parent created.

(If you haven’t set up an observer account yet see information below for instructions on creating an observer account)

Question/Topic:

Assignments/Homework

How can I tell if my student has been in Canvas?

How can I, as a parent/ observer see if my student submitted work in Canvas? (on computer and the app)

As a parent, how do I check student grades?

Video: View Student's Submitted Work

Video: Checking Grades in Canvas


How do students find and access assignments?

Document with Embedded Video:
Working On and Turning In Assignments on Canvas

How do parents find/ access students past week assignments?

Video: BMS Previous Work

How can my child submit a media recording in Canvas? Why won’t my child’s media recording submit after I select save?

Canvas Documentation: Submitting a media file

How can students and parents/ observers see the comments and feedback a teacher leaves on a student’s assignment?

Canvas Documentation: Viewing Comments

Log-in/ Syncing
(Canvas, Google, ICloud, Edgenuity, STMath, Lexia)

(Grade PK- Grade1)
iPad Training Video

(Grade 2 - Grade 12) Chromebook Training Video

Can you give a quick overview of how to use Canvas?

Video: Canvas Overview

How can my student authorize a Google Cloud assignment?



Document with Embedded Video:
Authorizing Google Drive on Canvas

What does a parent/child see when they click on an assignment or module that isn’t published yet?

If a teacher hasn’t published an assignment or module yet for students to view in Canvas it will give you an access denied message (See example video below)

Video: Access Denied

How does my child access ST Math and Lexia on iPad?

ST Math:
Use a web browser like Chrome or Safari. Navigate to play.stmath.com and have the student enter their picture password.

For more info about the ST program, watch this ST Math Intro for families

Lexia: Lexia login information will be given to all elementary online learning only students and individual hybrid students deemed needing intervention based upon progress monitoring. LexiaCore5 Reading


What do I do if I get an “access locked” padlock message in Canvas?

Video: Making a Course or Assignment Accessible to Student Document

How will parents be able to bypass the pairing code when students want to do things on their own?

They can’t. Students have to give the parents the code one time. Please reference the
Video: Canvas Observer Account Registration and Student Pairing video.

They can’t. Students have to give the parents the code one time. Please reference the
Video: Canvas Observer Account Registration and Student Pairing video.

How does Google Meet work?


How to Use Google Meet

Do we have any text readers in Google and for Canvas that can be used on the Chromebooks?

Yes! Google Read Write App & Read ALoud App
Video: Read Write & Read Aloud Apps

Yes! Google Read Write App & Read ALoud App
Video: Read Write & Read Aloud Apps

High School Only-

How do parents create an account in Edgenuity to keep track of their student’s course progress?


Account information will be available during the week of September 28th.

Resources:

Support:

  • Please contact your student’s teacher if you have questions about their online assignments or grading.
  • If a student or parent is having difficulties logging into Canvas please contact your child’s school.
  • If you experience problems with District technology (Chromebooks and iPads for students), you can email support@bettendorf.k12.ia.us