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Welcome to Canvas!

  • What is Canvas?
    Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) that allows teachers to provide instructional support, class calendars, assignments, and resources for students in a safe online environment. For traditional face to face classes, Canvas is an integral part of sharing blended classroom instruction. 

    Canvas Background  The Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) was selected by our LMS Committee during the 2018-2019 school year, and will be utlized by students, staff and parents starting with the 2019-2020 school year. All staff will have a presence on Canvas and it will be used in grades 3-12 with students. Canvas has many benefits including clean, user-friendly, content-focused design, an excellent platform for cultivating interconnected, digital teaching and learning opportunities, and frequent feature and tool updates. 

    Canvas Use  The District hopes that this resource will provide you with specific information about your student’s curricula, so you have a better understanding of the work that teachers and students are doing. We hope you use this information to communicate to students that the skills and content identified in these courses are important to master.

    What is Parent Observer Role in Canvas?
    Observers have limited permissions that allow them to see what is going on in a course and a calendar of assignments.  Like students, Observers cannot view a course until it is published and the course has started. For assistance with Assignments, Test Dates, Quizzes, or other Canvas course content, please contact your student’s teacher.

    What can Parent Observers view in Canvas?
    Below are the features available to Parents. Please note that not all courses use all features.

    • Set your Notifications
    • View the Dashboard
    • View the course Syllabus
    • View prompts but no participate in Discussions
    • View but not submit assignments
    • Preview and download some Files
    • View the Modules Page
    • View Canvas Grades
    • View the Calendar
    • Communicate with the teacher

    Canvas Parent Mobile APP
    The Canvas Parent app is the mobile version of Canvas that helps parents stay up-to-date with their student’s courses. Download the Canvas Parent app on Android and iOS devices.