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CCS Technology for Parents/Students

CCS Technology Info for Students & Parents


  • Your teachers use Canvas, a learning management system.  You can access Canvas from your Student Bookmarks in the Google Chrome Browser.

  • At home, you will be prompted to login to your Office 365 account before proceeding to Canvas.  Remember, your login is your email address, and your password is your student ID.

Download the Canvas App

Parents as Observers in Canvas

Directions – Canvas Parent Pairing Code Steps 

Observers can:

  • View and read announcements
  • View assignments index page
  • View the calendar
  • Join conferences, if invited
  • Join collaborations, if invited
  • View personal inbox
  • Send conversation messages to instructor and student they are observing
  • View the dashboard
  • View and read discussions
  • View files unless they are locked
  • View grades of student they are observing and filter, view scores and dates, and print grades
  • View modules and see due dates, point values, etc.
  • View pages and contribute if the instructor enables the Anyone can edit it setting
  • View profile pictures, if available
  • View syllabus
  • View outcomes
  • View quizzes index page

Observers cannot:

  • Comment on announcements or discussions
  • Submit assignments or quizzes
  • View course rosters
  • Send conversation messages to students in the course they are not observing
  • View locked files or folders
  • Join groups
  • View unpublished courses


Students: you can find the link to ehallpass in the Google Chrome Browser under Student Bookmarks.

Office 365 Student Email

  • Your school email is through Microsoft Office 365
  • Your email address is your Active Directory user name followed by
  • Your password is your student ID
  • Click Office 365/Student Email under your Student Bookmarks in the Google Chrome Browser.
  • Your username is your entire email address. Example for Bart Simpson 123456789, 
    • Username
    • Password:  123456789
  • If you are unable to login, please ask your teacher to enter a work order that includes your name and student ID.
  • When logging into Office 365 at home, you will be asked for your password. 
  • Want to setup email on your phone?  Here's how.
  • Logging in to Office 365
  • Quick Start Guide for Students PDF
  • How do I access my student email?

Microsoft Office

  • Each student gets 5 free licenses of the full version of Microsoft Office to install on personal devices
  • Login to Office 365 on your personal computer and click to Install Office 2016
  • A full version of Microsoft Office is already available on every school computer

Creating/Saving Documents

If you initiate a document in the desktop version(Office 2016) of Word(or Excel or PowerPoint), you must  "Save As" to OneDrive - Cabarrus County Schools if you want the file to be accessible from any computer.

Alternatively, you may initiate a document in Office 365 and "Open in Word".  When you save, it will automatically save to your OneDrive account.  If you do not have Office 2016 installed on your machine, you can work in Office 365(the online version of Microsoft Office).

Learn More 


  • OneDrive is online storage for your files
  • You are able to share any file in your OneDrive with other users
  • You cannot upload folders or empty files to OneDrive

Google Apps
Students have a Google Apps account where all of the services are available except Mail.
Your username is your Active Directory user name followed by
Your password is your student ID.