Canvas Learning Management System

  • DSISD is excited to announce that Canvas is coming in 2019!

    Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) that allows teachers to provide a personalized learning experience through instructional support, class calendars, messages, notifications, assignments, collaborative activities, and resources that are tailored to each student in one easy-to-use, easy-to-access platform.

    Beginning in February 2019, select teachers across DSISD will begin piloting Canvas. Parents of students who are part of a Canvas pilot classroom will receive additional information about Canvas, along with directions on how to connect to student accounts a few weeks after the pilot kicks off.

    All teachers in DSISD will begin using Canvas in August 2019, and all parents will be able to connect to their student’s accounts at that time. Parent access in Canvas will give the ability to see what is going on in a course and a calendar of assignments. Below are the features available to parents. Please note that not all courses use all features:

    • Customize notifications
    • View the Student Dashboard
    • View the course syllabus
    • View assignments
    • View grades
    • View the calendar
    • Communicate with the teacher​