K12 Canvas Users Discussions

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​Has anyone used Google Classroom with Canvas?  I am looking for some How tos.

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Does anyone currently use Canvas and Power School in a standards-based grading system?  Since Canvas will onlly "send" grades to Power School in the form of percentages and numbers (and we need them in words such as "meeting" or "progressing"), our c...

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Our school is in the process setting up training sessions for Canvas, our recently adopted LMS.  One of the topics I have been asked to research is what is the best way to structure athletics in Canvas.  Our initial thought is to set up athletics as ...

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The great thing about the Canvas community is how wide reaching it is.I am based in our awesome Sydney office and am finding myself helping Canvas users all over the asia pacific, including Beijing!!So, I am keen to find out how many on the new Commu...

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Who has a screenshot of how kindergarten/primary grades are using Canvas?  I'd love to see some modules that teachers are building.  Thanks!

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As the end of the year is approaching, I'm saddled with reconciling a mastery based course (through Canvas modules) with the factory model I'm--and I'd assume many, if not most of us here--are working in. Mastery instruction is based on the premise t...

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How old are your youngest Canvas users? We currently do not have students younger than 9 years old enrolled on Canvas but are looking at how younger students will use and experience Canvas. Do you have any advice, hints, or tips for engaging younger ...

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Interested in hearing user's perspectives on integrating TurnitIn with Canvas.  I have seen the videos but want to know if it is worth paying the additional cost.  Additionally, we have been told we will need a secondary license (not just HS) in orde...

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Has anyone been using or know of a good web based (Chromebook) program that allows students to place music symbols onto a Drive document? This is for my music teachers.

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Hello all,There are some teachers at our school who have created courses with a very large number of assignments with separate groups for in-class work, homework, labs, projects, and summative assessments. When you have at minimum one assignment for ...

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One of the obstacles that we are experiencing in regard to buy-in from our instructors is the lack of annotation tools in Quizzes. Secondary to annotation being an important aspect of reading for understanding, our students (K-8) are required on stan...

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Our 6-12 school is going to be starting with Canvas this August.  One thing we haven't figured out yet is how to best integrate Canvas with our SIS - Senior Systems.  Specifically, we are concerned with figuring out how to get teachers grading in Can...

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Hi all!I'm presenting next month on our fully online K-12 so I wanted to crowdsource this here, where lots of you are probably familiar with at least the K-12 specific issues, if not the fully online K-12 issues. I know generally what I want to cover...

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My goal is to create a space in Canvas for each student to demonstrate their learning. Every student’s space would begin with a ‘template’ copy of the content and instructions I want them to have. From there, each individual student could edit the co...

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Hi Everyone,I am running a training for my elementary teachers and was wondering if anyone has links or information on using Canvas with instruction in a K-5 Classroom.  Thank You, David Ross  

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Our K-12 is rolling out K-12 with teacher materials through curriculum communities that users can join based on what they teach.  In addition, they will have "student courses" generated as well as a school community.  We understand the Canvas calenda...

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Seeing the great idea for a 'lab' course to demonstrate design and media options in Canvas, I was wondering what kinds of media others embed into Canvas regularly?In my class I use: google docs (and sheets and presentations and forms)video padlet wal...

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Our teachers love how easy it is to use the quizzes feature in Canvas.  One question/request we've had from many teachers is what the most effective way is to add a reading passage alongside comprehension questions.  Although there are some work arou...

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Hi all,This idea has been very popular at my school so I thought I'd share it with the community.  Teachers are choosing a twitter feed to embed in their Canvas page (a favorite for humanities teachers is CNN breaking news) and then having students p...

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Hi K-12 Friends!I'd love to know what LTI/Other integrations people are using with Canvas....both from the App Center and from other vendors who have unlisted LTIs.  We spend so much time going back and forth with vendors about what integrations they...

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What action is your school doing for accessibility within Canvas?I have reviewed the Canvas documents: Accessibility within Canvas and General Accessibility but would love to hear from schools doing this well. What general tips or tricks do you have?...

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Do you delete the Canvas accounts of Seniors once they have graduated? I know some of the colleges that our students will attend use Canvas and I don't know if there will be any negative side effects to them having another Canvas account which they n...

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Is there a way to disable student rights to add a discussion at a building level?

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Have you seen this video? I think it's pretty fantastic. Props to the Canvas Marketing team & the good folks at Archbishop McCarthy for sharing their Canvas success story.

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Hi All,At my school district we are looking at expanding our online course offerings for high school students. Obviously having the course meet NCAA criteria is an important consideration for us. I'm wondering if any of you have NCAA approved online ...

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Hey everyone,What percent of parents are you are seeing sign up for a parent account to observe their student(s)? If you have a high percentage of parents doing this, I would love to hear about your strategy to help make that happen...Thanks!Josh

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Hi All,Just wondering is anyone using Canvas for careers? I am new to Canvas and interested to see use of canvas as a careers space for sharing of links and information for students. I am keen to see any examples or success stories before I start the...

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How many K-12 Canvas schools are struggling with the fact that students and parents can see grades?  We find that parents can become negotiators on behalf of their kids if the grades are not high enough.

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What is your favorite part of Canvas? What can't you do without in your classroom? What tool or learning activity has transformed your classroom for the better?

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Hey everyone, We are new to Canvas and are currently in our pilot phase.   We have roughly 340 active students in Canvas currently and 7 active teachers.    Next year we are going 1:1 iPad in our Junior High, and the following year we are going 1:1 M...

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