Looking for someone who uses Powerschool and integrates with Canvas. We are considering it, but I have a question. We list dual enrollment classes, in Powerschool, by their individual names and the college being used. We create a generic class called Dual Enrollment #1, #2, #3, in Canvas, for the purpose of announcements, two way communication, some other misc. assignments that have nothing to do with actual class, but we need the students to do for housekeeping, like submitting receipts for books, etc. By doing this the teacher, over the dual enrollment, has all her cherubs in one class for easy and quick contact. Not all our classes are like this, though and if we integrate with Canvas, I have been told we need to do all or nothing. I am wondering if we can create all those individual classes (Comp 101, Psych 101, etc.) and then cross list them under Dual Enrollment #1, if that would work. If she were to go in and enter a grade for Suzy who takes Comp 101 and for Joe who takes Psych 101, through the Dual Enrollment #1 class, would those grades push into Powerschool as Comp 101 and Psych101? I hope you can understand what I am asking, lol.
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Hi folks, We're currently designing our courses for elementary school users, and have run into an issue I'm hoping someone can help with. I really like the button-based homepages I've seen where students access all their subjects from within the same course. When we looked into this more, however, it seems there's no way to output grades for the different subjects with they're not separate courses. I'm trying to understand if it's possible to link from one course to another so that we could have a Homeroom course with a homepage that students use to access all their other courses, or if cross-listing could be solution. Does anyone know if there's a way to do this? Or am I missing an obvious solution to all subjects in the same course grading issue? We're using PowerSchool as out SIS if that's relevant. Thanks a lot.
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Hey Community! Our primary school (K to 6 - Australia) is currently in the process of reviewing our student reporting process (feedback to parents) and wanted to explore the possibility of using Canvas for continuous/progressing/ongoing reporting throughout the semester (instead of the traditional end of semester reports). Are there any K-6 schools out there doing this successfully? I can find lots of secondary school (7 - 12) examples but obviously, the process is a lot different for us! Would love a quick chat just to see how your school approaches it.
Any help would be appreciated! Feel free to hit me back here or you can drop me an email.
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Hi all, A Special Ed teacher in my building has courses called Math 3 and Math 4. These courses are pushed into Canvas from PowerSchool, so she has two separate course tiles for these, naturally. However, in her actual schedule, she has Math 3 and Math 4 students in her class during 2nd period, and Math 3 and Math 4 students in her class during 6th period. She didn't ask for her courses to be cross-listed this semester, so they're still separate right now, and she's finding it very time-consuming to enter grades in her gradebook (as far as I can tell, she's not really assigning work in Canvas - I think she's mostly recording scores from other tools like iXL in the Canvas gradebook). I thought it through, and it seems like, even if we cross-list her Math 3/4 for next semester, she'll still have basically the same problem, since she'll either be viewing all Math 3/4 students for both periods, or only (for example) Math 3 students from Period 2. The only other solution I can think of is to manually create courses for each of her class periods, and add the appropriate students manually. But then she's stuck with posting identical content to multiple courses. What am I missing here? Is there a more elegant solution? Thanks!
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