The Independence School District uses Canvas for Virtual Learning Resources. Canvas is a learning management system that helps organize instruction by connecting the digital materials that teachers and students use in one easy place. Canvas will include a daily live teaching component, attendance and grading expectations for credit.

Accessing Your Accounts

Log into Canvas:

Access your Canvas account using your ISD student email and password at Your classes will automatically be added to your Canvas account.

Pairing Codes & Observer Accounts

Parents and guardians can create their own observer accounts to connect with your Canvas student account. You can generate a pairing code in your Canvas student account using the following steps:

  1. Login to your Canvas Student Account.
  2. Click “Account”.
  3. Click “Settings”.
  4. Click “Pair with an Observer” to generate a pairing code.
  5. Share your pairing code with your parent or guardian.
  6. The pairing code will expire after 7 days or after its first use.

You can find step-by-step instructions for setting up the Canvas parent mobile app here.

You can find step-by-step instructions for pairing with multiple students accounts using the iOs app here.

You can find step-by-step instructions for pairing with multiple students accounts using the Android app here.


In order to be counted as present, students should log out of Canvas and log in on a daily basis. Closing the lid of the Chromebook will not log a student out of canvas. To log out, click “Account” in the top left corner of Canvas, then click “Log Out.”

Technical Requirements

Virtual students are encouraged to use an ISD provided Chromebook for ISD Virtual Learning with Canvas, however, you are allowed to use a personal device provided you are able to meet the technical requirements and skills listed below. 

Technical Requirements:

  • Computer – Windows or Mac Computer or Chromebook
    • Must have a web camera and microphone
  • ISD Supported Browser – Google Chrome
    • You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser
  • An Internet Connection 
    • A home WiFi connection is required for ISD provided Chromebooks

Technical Skills

  • Ability to use the Canvas platform
  • Ability to email your teacher and include attachments
  • Ability to use Zoom for remote instruction & meetings
  • Ability to use Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides to create, organize, and share assignments
  • Ability to copy and paste (Control+C for copying and Control+V for pasting on a PC, Command+C for copying and Command+V for pasting on a Mac)

Technical Assistance

The ISD is able to troubleshoot technical problems for students using an ISD Chromebook. ISD Chromebooks include shortcuts for Virtual Learning applications and monitor and filter student web activity. Should you choose to use a personal device and at a later time decide that you would like to use an ISD provided Chromebook, please contact technical support at

Clearing browser data on your ISD Chromebook may fix common glitches. You can find instructions for clearing browser data here.

Canvas Resources:

How to Set Up Your Student’s Chromebook and Canvas Account

How to Submit Assignments

How to Take Quizzes

How to Set Up the Canvas Parent Mobile App