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Canvas For Parents




Welcome to Canvas! We are glad you are here. This page has been created for parents /guardians and includes information about Canvas Learning Management System for grades K-12 and general instructions for using Canvas as a parent/observer.  
What is a Learning Management System? A Learning Management System (LMS) is a way to streamline teaching and learning by connecting the digital tools teachers, students and parents use into one place.

Why are teachers in grades K-12 using Canvas? 
Teachers can use Canvas to:

  • Receive and grade student assignments, discussions, and quizzes.
  • Easily align assignments and rubrics to standards and/or learning objectives.
  • Provide students with individualized feedback in the form of written, audio, or video formats directly related to growth or remediation the student needs.
  • Organize all work and course-related events into one, drag-and-drop calendar.
  • Push course notifications to students via email and text.

Why might a student benefit from working in Canvas?
Students can use Canvas to:

  • Access class materials (calendar, assignments, quizzes, etc.) online using any device or any browser. 
  • Track their progress through ongoing teacher feedback tools.
  • Receive course announcements, grade notifications, etc. instantaneously on their preferred device(s).
  • Easily collaborate with peers and teachers.
  • Receives individualized feedback on assignments.

What can parents do In Canvas?
Parents can see...

  • what is going on in the course
  • the calendar
  • announcements
  • discussions
  • grades
  • specific feedback that the teacher leaves for each assignment
    Parents cannot submit work for the student(s).