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East Grand Rapids Public Schools

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Canvas Learning Management System

Canvas Learning Management System

 
 
A Learning Management System (LMS) is a way to simplify teaching and learning by connecting the digital tools teachers, students, and parents use into one place. EGRPS chose Canvas as its K-12 LMS for its robust toolset and ease of use for students and parents/guardians. Information and support for parents, students, and teachers for using Canvas is forthcoming.
 
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
 
Parents can use Canvas to:
  • To view the resources and activities posted in their child’s courses that are available 
  • Read announcements, calendar, and course syllabus
  • See a list of assignments and quiz titles with due dates
  • See the child's assignments and quizzes, but not his/her discussion posts
  • View the child’s scores
  • Use the Inbox to contact the teacher
  • Set up notifications to get emails or texts for announcements, assignments, etc.
 
Teachers can use Canvas to:
  • Receive and grade student assignments, discussions, and quizzes (Skyward will continue to be the official gradebook)
  • 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
 
To learn more about how Canvas supports parents/guardians, students, and teachers view these short videos: Get to Know Canvas (1min. 42sec.)  or Canvas LMS for Parents (4min. 40sec.). The district will provide more specific information regarding Canvas in the upcoming weeks.