Canvas is an online learning management tool used by teachers and students throughout our district. It is a communication tool as well as an interactive learning tool. It will be utilized by each classroom teacher in ways appropriate for their grade level. Teachers can send announcements and post assignments through Canvas. Students have access to Canvas in a variety of ways. They can receive announcements, assignments, and calendar notifications. Some students submit assignments, participate in discussions (like blogs), and take quizzes on Canvas.Your child’s classroom teacher will share more about how they will be utilizing Canvas this year. For some that will mean a class homepage, announcements, and calendar events. For others, this will mean assignments, discussions, and quizzes.
As a parent, you can create a parent account.You will be able to receive announcements, view things posted on a classroom calendar, and view what your child views on Canvas. You will only see what your child sees, so privacy is maintained when it comes to assignments and grading.
If you set up a parent account for you child, it will continue to be active through high school so no need to create a new one this year.
If you haven't created a parent account yet, please take a few minutes to get one set up. See this document to get you started:
Getting Started Using the Parent Portal in Canvas
If you have an account for an older child, you can add multiple students to your parent portal. See this document:
Adding Multiple Students (Parent Portal in Canvas)