Starting this school year, Dripping Springs ISD has implemented the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) that helps teachers to provide a personal learning experience to students. The system features 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.
Last spring a group of teachers across the district piloted Canvas. This year all teachers in DSISD are using Canvas, and all parents can connect to their student’s accounts. Parent access in Canvas gives the ability to see what is going on in a course and a calendar of assignments. Parents will be able to: view the Student Dashboard, course syllabus, assignments, grades, and the class calendar. In addition, parents can customize how they receive classroom notifications from teachers.
Grades will still be available in Family Access, as will attendance information. The Canvas classroom notification feature will give teachers another tool to communicate with students and parents. The district will continue to use the Blackboard system for time-sensitive and emergency notifications.
Click here to access the Canvas login page for student and parent accounts. For account assistance please refer to the slideshows on that page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.