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Parent Canvas Login

Parents click here to log in or set up your Canvas Observer account: https://wiseburn.instructure.com/login/canvas

Have questions about Canvas or need help setting up your account.

If you have any questions about Canvas or need help setting up your Parent Canvas Observer account please stop by the Wiseburn Community Makerspace and see Felicia Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-9:30am.  The WCM is located in room #201 at Dana Middle School.  Please stop by the Main Office first to sign in as a visitor. 

How to set up your Parent Canvas Observer Account Online

Here are the steps to set up your Parent Canvas Observer Account:


1.Go to: www.danamiddle.org

2. Click on the Parents Tab

3. Click on Parents Canvas

4. Click on the Canvas Link: https://wiseburn.instructure.com/login/canvas

5. Next in the upper right hand corner: Click here for an account

6. Enter your name

7. Enter your preferred email address

8. Enter your students Dana Middle School email address.  It should look something like this: asmith@st.wiseburn.org

9. Enter your students password they use with this email address

10.  Next Canvas will send you a confirmation email that will allow you to create your password for this account

11.  You will be in Canvas and check it out.

12.  You will need to open your confirmation email and set up a password to be able to log back in

13.  You will use the email and password you just created to log in from now on.  


If you have more that one student at Dana here are the steps you will need to complete to add them to your Parent Canvas Observer Account:


To enroll a second child/student to observe – do the following:

  • Log into Canvas Parent Observer account

  • Click account link

  • Click settings

  • Click observing in navigation menu

  • Enter student’s username and password in fields provided

  • Click + student button

Below you should see “students being observed: both names should appear.

Add a Parent Canvas App to your Phone

If you would like to add the App to your phone you will need to download the Parent Canvas App. it has a blue logo.


Please make sure you download the Canvas Parent App and NOT the Canvas App. The Canvas App has a red logo and is for students.  


Even though you have already set up a Parent Canvas Observer Account on your computer you will have to set up a second account once you download the App.  


You can use the same email and password you used to create your online account.  You will also use your students email and password to set up this App on your phone.  On the App you will also need to select our District URL: wiseburn.instructure.com

Click below to view a slideshow to help you set up your Parent Canvas Observer Account. This will allow access to your Students Grades, Assignments, Due Dates, Quizzes, Tests and more.


If you would like to watch a video demonstrating these steps, please click on the following link: https://vimeo.com/105957000


Video steps for this process is at the following video, at 2:22: https://vimeo.com/105957000



Canvas: Observer Video: -  Parent Registration and Student Observation


Canvas Observer Guides: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-4033


Canvas Parent App:


The Canvas Parent App offers some information and notifications for parents:

*Make sure you download the Parents Canvas App the Canvas App is for students.

Where to get it

What you need

  • Son or daughter’s Wiseburn Google account/email and password

  • District URL: wiseburn.instructure.com

All about it


If you have questions, please email Mary Nies at mnies@wiseburn.org. Thank you!



Short video introduction to Canvas: