Canvas Information

What is Canvas? Canvas is a Learning Management System  (LMS). It is used to simplify teaching and learning by connecting the digital tools teachers, students and parents use into one place. 

Why are teachers 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 written, audio, or video feedback and multiple revision/submission opportunities.
    • 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.
Can parents create a Canvas account to keep track of my child's progress? Parents can sign up as an observer in Canvas. Observers can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course. To learn more about an observer account, visit

To create a canvas account and view instructions, click here. You will need a pairing code from your student's teacher. (Updated 2022)

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