Canvas K-12 Discussions

Discuss, share tips, and ask questions about using Canvas in a K-12 environment.

I am cleaning up our users in Canvas and was wondering from those that have been using Canvas in K12 how do you handle Users that leave your district.  Do you delete their accounts?

Community Coach K12 Canvas Users
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Hi everyone, we are a group of Learning Designers and Educators and have been building Stackle for the last 3-4 years. The problems that we as teachers faced included;1. How to add more interactivity ...

Partner K12 Canvas Users
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We are wanting to create a course which contains documents/information for users throughout our County (which would be outside our district). I don't want to create a public course because the informa...

Community Contributor K12 Canvas Users
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My high school is moving to block scheduling in the fall of 2024 and I am creating a learning module for the teachers to explore how Canvas can be used to engage students in the block schedule.  If yo...

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Hi! My name is Tilda! I have a Question! What chats are available for the kids of LUOA to chat on with other kids? I ask this Question because I think it is important for the kids to engage with other...

Community Member K12 Canvas Users
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Colleagues, So, this is one I've never seen before. Is Canvas compliant with https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/EDN/2-D? Student data protection - beyond FERPA. Apparently high school students ...

Community Explorer K12 Canvas Users
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Hello from Maryland!  What lessons did you learn in the first year of using Canvas? What would you have changed and done differently so that teachers, students, and parents were better informed? What ...

Community Participant K12 Canvas Users
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I was wondering if anyone was using an outside communication resource or app for parents that integrated or connected well with Canvas. Currently, our school has a separate site for report cards and p...

Community Explorer K12 Canvas Users
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For revision purposes, I often create a 10 question quiz using questions from the item bank, pick the Choose x questions at random feature and then allow students multiple attempts. One of my concerns...

Community Coach K12 Canvas Users
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Hello, I have a Kindergarten teacher who is looking for the best/simplest way for her Kindergarteners to upload pictures and provide audio feedback.  All students have ipads. Some examples of what she...

Community Explorer K12 Canvas Users
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I am a secondary teaching and learning specialist who had been teaching science for 20 years. We are a Canvas district and I have been using it for about a little over a decade. I have ideas for those...

Community Participant K12 Canvas Users
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How are you using Mastery Paths in your schools?  I am introducing my teachers to mastery paths this fall and would love to hear any ideas you might have and if you have any training materials you wou...

Community Coach K12 Canvas Users
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I am working on a Professional Learning session for my teachers and would like to hear your ideas for how you are using modules.  Maybe some screenshots for the layout of modules.  I am titling the se...

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Hello fellow educators and Canvas enthusiasts, I hope this post finds you all in good spirits. I am a teacher who's navigating the world of K-12 distance learning, and I'm seeking some guidance regard...

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Would you say that Canvas Hubs would be the best for organizing content for school clubs and extra curricular activities or should we do a course?  Maybe another option?

Community Member K12 Canvas Users
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Hello, educators and Canvas LMS users, I hope you are all doing well. Today, I'd like to address an issue related to the compatibility between Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) and internet filt...

Community Member K12 Canvas Users
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Dear forum members,I hope you're all having a great day! Today, I would like to discuss an issue I've encountered regarding the use of apps within the Canvas learning management system (LMS) in conjun...

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We're struggling to find resources specifically for elementary students--not teachers, students--on how to use Canvas. I'm thinking like third-grade level using C4E. The C4E guides are not written at ...

Community Explorer K12 Canvas Users
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We are a group of Learning Designers and EdTech colleagues who have been building our own platform called Stackle over the last 2 years. We've evolved into a set of Canvas integrated features focusing...

Partner K12 Canvas Users
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How Aims Community College Provides Secure and Accessible AssessmentsThursday, May 11th 2023 - 2:00 PM (EDT)By utilizing Respondus and ReadSpeaker, Aims Community College has been able to provide thei...

Partner K12 Canvas Users
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I am looking for ideas of how to incorporate Canvas on a routine basis in the related arts courses (Art, Music, PE, STEM, Etc.) in the schools in my district (We are a K12 District, with iPads K-8 and...

Community Coach K12 Canvas Users
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Have you checked out docReader, ReadSpeaker 's newest offering for our certified Canvas integration? Everyone has PDFs and EPUBs they need read, so how are you making them accessible? Check out thissh...

Partner K12 Canvas Users
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Did you Know? ReadSpeaker's docReader for Canvas helps support executive function and self-regulation skills. This skill development is valuable in both K12 and HE.Executive function and self-regulati...

Partner K12 Canvas Users
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Hello,Canvas is new to our school and I am a new user.I have asked this with our District IT Support and with Canvas Support.  One answer was to create Marking Periods at the Admin level.Will this als...

Community Member K12 Canvas Users
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Read your Canvas documents while providing study, focus and accommodation tools! Watch the video to see it in action!

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If anyone is in a similar situation, how do you set up assignments and enter grades to Sync/Passback? My district hasn't officially moved to standards-based yet. We have a list of "best practices" but...

Community Member K12 Canvas Users
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That's right!  ReadSpeaker has furthered their Canvas integration offerings by now adding docReader INSIDE the Canvas environment!  Contact us for more information on pricing and how to add this produ...

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Kids need to be taught social emotional skills, and what better way to do that than though stories.  I have picked three books which promote social awareness in ourselves, naming emotions, and managin...

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Canvas K-12 Blog

A user blog for all things Canvas K-12. Read tips and tricks or share your own.

I was recently asked by a Maths teacher if I could help with some ideas for a Treasure Hunt style game on Canvas. The teacher had read the previous post on Canvas (Scavenger Hunts in Canvas - My Light...

Community Coach K12 Canvas Users
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My Light Bulb Moment I am often very guilty of spending far too long looking for additional software tools to work with Canvas because "there is nothing on Canvas that does what I want to do".  Writin...

Community Coach K12 Canvas Users
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There are many articles in the Community that demonstrate how to create a digital Escape Room or Treasure Hunt or Scavenger Trail using a Canvas Module and the Requirements feature.  When I create my ...

Community Coach K12 Canvas Users
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So we are beginning our journey into the world of micro-credentials and learning pathways with Canvas credentials. Something I have been waiting pretty much all my digital learning professional life t...

Community Coach K12 Canvas Users
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We are a a K12 District.  On occasion we have a unique situation where a student needs an extension to complete the year’s coursework. In our district, an extension to complete after the school year e...

Community Champion K12 Canvas Users
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Top 3 SEL-Friendly Titles1. The Invisible String by Patrice Karst  This heartwarming picture book introduces the concept of an "invisible string" that connects us to the people we love, even when we c...

Community Novice K12 Canvas Users
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Out school has a preferred stylesheet for colours, fonts and sizes. I have tried to stick with this throughout but also made use of primary and secondary colour schemes.  Outer Navigation Menu  Standa...

Community Coach K12 Canvas Users
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An update to the post I made a few years ago (almost 5 - yikes!) In the increasingly commercial world of EdTech, few tools survive that are genuinely free to use, which makes many on this list, all th...

Community Coach K12 Canvas Users
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I am a long-time fan of any digital tool that interacts with and engage the learner and integrate with the learning platform. This is why I was such a big supporter and regular user of H5P. Somewhere ...

Community Coach K12 Canvas Users
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  Our Instructure Global Support team has been hard at work preparing for our busiest time of year, or Peak Period, between the first part of August and continuing through the end of September.  We’d...

Instructure K12 Canvas Users
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The Feelings Book by Todd Parr is a picture book designed to explain different emotions to kids. The book highlights all the different changes a kid might feel in their early childhood. This book is g...

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The first story - The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn is about a worried little raccoon named Chester who is afraid to start school. He will miss his mother and he does not know what to expect, and he fe...

Community Novice K12 Canvas Users
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First the book, Have you filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. This book helps guide young readers to see how their actions affect others. It increases self awareness in readers. One's actions can ...

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Little Monkey Calms Down by Michael Dahl and Oriol Vidal (2014) is a self-regulation book about managing hurt, sad, and frustrated feelings in a healthy way.  Little Monkey is having a bad day in the ...

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SEL learning strategies are are very important to incorporate into the classroom. I have mentioned three books that are SEL children's literature. Having literature that are SEL based, is one of the b...

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Social Emotional literature offers a foundation to promoting diversity and building self awareness. These books build social and self awareness, responsible decision making, self management, and relat...

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Coloring pages are a great way for kids to express their creativity. They can be used to make art, tell stories, or just have fun. With so many options available, it can be tough to choose the right c...

Community Novice K12 Canvas Users
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Canvas Certified Educator Turns 2! Celebrate with Us - November 7-11, 2022 What’s Included in This Post?• Celebrating our graduates, participants, and future participants!• We have CCE swag and gifts ...

Instructure K12 Canvas Users
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 Ludlow Laughs, by Jon Agee, is about Ludlow who was born with his mouth in a downward curve and would never smile. As he grew older the downward curve never left and grew with him. He worked in a com...

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Book 1: Little People Big Dreams: Inspiring Writers By. Maria Isabel littlepeoplebigdreams.com/book/little-people-big-dreams-inspiring-writers/ This small book set introduces three women from differen...

Community Novice K12 Canvas Users
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Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein: As little red chicken and her Papa settle in to read a bedtime story, Papa kindly reminds her to not interrupt the story. However, right before the ending of ...

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     The Science of Breakable Things is about a girl who is trying to cheer up her mother who has depression. She tries to do it by winning an egg dropping completion to earn money to help her mom to ...

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The Invisible Boy by Patrice Barton and Judy Ludwig.This book is an excellent choice for an SEL classroom. This books revolves around Brian. Brian is an invisible boy, but not the invisible you may be...

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Book 1:I am Enough by Grace Byers and Keturah A. Bobo I am Enough by Grace Byers and Keturah A. Bobo is a great book on showing young children that they are simply enough for being who they are, they ...

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The Bad Seed by Jory JohnThe Bad Seed by Jory John is a story about a seed that has bad manners, and a bad attitude. I have fallen in love with these stories by Jory John. The book talks about the imp...

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Social-emotional learning helps kids gain a better understanding of themselves and the people around them. They capture skills that will assist with their emotions, and help develop their identities. ...

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Books draft My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook Synopsis We’ve all been there, said something and then willed the words to come back into our mouth. This endeavor was as successful as trying to usher ...

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Wild Mindfulness by Laura Larson is a wonderful book geared to teach children to experience mindful moments through guided imagery and breathing techniques.  Wild Mindfulness is about a child who is g...

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The Problem: Campus administrators and district department directors wanted some method to automatically enroll students/staff into courses based on their campus or district department affiliation. Li...

Community Contributor K12 Canvas Users
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Resources from Instructure’s Instructional Design Team There are so many resources out there for Canvas best practices and it can be so overwhelming to sift through it all! We thought we would simpli...

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