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What is Canvas for Elementary?

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What is Canvas for Elementary?

Canvas for Elementary is a Canvas setting that displays a simplified interface and experience designed for young learners.

The Canvas for Elementary setting can be enabled at a school's account or sub-account level. When enabled, the Canvas for Elementary interface displays to all users enrolled in at least one active subject within the account or sub-account.

When enabled, users enrolled in Canvas for Elementary subjects can view a homeroom which displays the user's subjects and information or resources that apply to all of their subjects. Within an individual subject, a user can view upcoming tasks and information or resources that apply to that subject.

What is the Homeroom?

The Homeroom is a course designated by an instructor to act as a home base in which students can view information or resources pertaining to all of their subjects.

Within the homeroom, users can view homeroom announcements [1], their active subjects [2], and important dates [3].

They can also view a schedule of this week's tasks and events [4], resources [5], and, if made available by the instructor, subject grades [6].

Learn more about the Homeroom.

What is a subject?

A subject is a course in which holds information pertaining to one topic or subject.

Within a subject, users can view subject-specific announcements [1] and, if added by the instructor, the subject home page [2].

Subject users can also view modules [3], this week's tasks and events [4], and resources [5].

If made available by the instructor, users can also view subject grades [6] and groups [7].

Learn more about subjects.


  • The Modules, Resources, and Groups tabs may not display if they're not being used in the subject.
  • Subject tabs can also be hidden by the instructor.
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