CANVAS and Special Education?
How do we make it work?
Welcome to the community! Is this for K12 or Higher Ed?
Hi Katrina and welcome to the Canvas Community! Are there any particular questions about using Canvas with students in these classes that you would like feedback regarding or are you looking for general ideas?
The use of Canvas with these types of courses has come up a number of time. Here are a few discussions you might find helpful.
Canvas and Special Needs Population
Making Learning Accessible through Accommodations
Accommodating Students in Canvas
Accomodation for Quizzes with time limit
IEP Goal Monitoring with Canvas?
These threads have great information you may find beneficial and also like to other resources themselves.
I hope this helps, but if you have something more specific you are considering, please let us know!
Thankyou for the welcome and links,
We are four support classes in a mainstream high school 7-12.
Our students generally aren't able to access the platform and it is quite complicated for them as they are mostly functioning at a ES1 level or lower.
Our school has instructed that we must use CANVAS, however, it is proving very difficult.
Although we run a program that encompasses the curriculum and oversees the life skills development for our students it isn't in a linear format and incorporates many aspects which are not literacy based. This means we are constantly adapting our programs and developing resources that use a variety of computer programs and resources including starting new learning programs often.
It has been suggested that we use the calendar function and notifications for parents. This is a possibility but many of our families are from lower socio economic backgrounds and don't have access to computers or data. 90% of our students do not have mobile phones.
Most of the information I have been able to find is in relation to diversification of assessments for special needs in mainstream classes and programs.
Thankyou for your help it is very much appreciated.
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