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Parents' Guide to Canvas Learning Management

We understand that transitioning to a new Learning Management System (LMS) such as Canvas may bring both excitement and a bit of apprehension. To ease the transition and familiarize you with our new digital learning environment, we have developed a self-paced Canvas course specifically designed for our families.

What is the Family/Observer Canvas Course?

It's a self-paced learning experience that guides you through all the important features of Canvas, allowing you to learn at your convenience. This course is designed to give you a firsthand experience of Canvas as an observer, mirroring what your child will see and do.

What Can You Learn?

Navigating Canvas: The course walks you through logging in, exploring the Dashboard, accessing specific courses, and using the Global Navigation Menu.

Understanding Course Content: Learn how to access and view course materials, assignments, discussions, and grades.

Communication Features: Understand how to use the Inbox for direct communication with teachers and how to keep track of updates via Announcements.

Observer Role: As an observer, you can link your account to your child's to keep track of their academic progress. The course provides step-by-step instructions on how to do this.

How to Access the Course

Go to

Click on Canvas for Parents and Guardians link

You can progress through the modules at your own pace and revisit any part of the course whenever you need a refresher. The course is packed with useful tips, interactive guides and video tutorials to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the platform.

We encourage every family to take advantage of this unique learning opportunity. The more familiar you are with Canvas, the better positioned you'll be to support your child's learning at home.