Canvas

Canvas learning management system is a way to simplify teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one easy place to create an online classroom space. Teachers can create, find, share, post and organize class documents and assignments, collect student work and give feedback, and calculate grades.

Canvas LMS, made by the company Instructure, was adopted by NCDPI as the Learning Management System for all public schools in North Carolina. Canvas is used in KCS students in grades 6-12 and is readily accessible via your MY.NCEDCLOUD.ORG login.

Canvas integrates with PowerTeacher Pro to streamline grading. Parents can also access the Parent app to keep up with student assignments. Canvas Commons allows teachers to find and share courses, lessons, and assignments from other teachers in the state and import into their own courses.

Canvas also houses some online professional development courses for teachers, including our AIG module and Introduction to Understanding by Design course.

By using Canvas in your class you can:

  • Canvas modules allow you to organize units of related materials that students can access from any device with an internet connection. These might be review materials, videos, images, self-­paced activities such as practice quizzes, or web quests.
  • Help manage your course with Gradebook.
  • Gather student work via online submissions in assignments.
  • Deliver course content such as PDFs, documentation, and presentations using Files.
  • Provide online practice quizzes or class surveys quickly and easily.
  • Try new teaching practices such as flipped classroom models in select lessons.
  • Learn More About Canvas:

    New To Canvas – Get Started Guide: View resources from the Canvas Community here.

    Canvas PDF manuals: Canvas PDF manual guides here.

    Canvas Instructor Guide:  Table of Contents of all support resources for teachers using Canvas.

    The Learning, Mastery, & Success Machine:  2 minute video.

    Toolkit

    Name:IconBrief DescriptionType:EssentialsGrade: 
    Working with Categories in PowerTeacher ProHow to set up grading categories in PowerTeacherProTutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
    NCEd Cloud-Logging InNCEd Cloud is a storehouse, single sign-in program where you will access many state and local apps and programs.TutorialCanvas, Discovery Education, iReady, School Net, NCWiseOwl, Edgenuity (6-12), PowerTeacher ProProfessional
    Adobe ScanTurn pictures into PDF'siPad AppCanvas, Google Classroom, SeeSaw, ShowbieProfessional, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
    Setting up Grading Preferences in PowerTeacher ProHow to set up grading preferences in PowerTeacherPro.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
    How To Import Assignment Groups from PowerSchool into CanvasKannapolis City Schools has adopted both Canvas LMS and PowerSchool SIS as enterprise student academic management applications. This resource will help you understand how they communicate with each other.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
    Using PowerTeacher Pro in CanvasKannapolis City Schools has adopted both Canvas LMS and PowerSchool SIS as enterprise student academic management applications. This resource will help you understand how they communicate with each other.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
    Using Canvas on a Teacher Mobile DeviceClassroom teachers work on school activities outside of their classrooms. This resource will help you work inside Canvas LMS from your Mobile DeviceTutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
    Creating a Google Drive Assignment in CanvasClassroom teachers in a one-to-one computing environment will benefit greatly by using Google Drive as linked content to share resources and assignments digitally with their students.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
    Using Discussions in CanvasClassroom teachers in a one-to-one computing environment will benefit greatly by using Canvas LMS to discuss content digitally with their students.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
    Syncing Grades Between Canvas and PowerTeacher Pro - Short VersionIf you get stuck passing grades between PowerTeacher Pro and Canvas LMS refer to this guide for answers.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
    How do I Sync Grades Between Canvas and PowerTeacher Pro - Long VersionIf you get stuck passing grades between PowerTeacher Pro and Canvas LMS refer to this guide for answers.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
    Getting Help with Canvas (Instructor)If you get stuck using Canvas LMS refer to this guide for links to answers.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
    Comprehensive Instructor Guide for CanvasThis 24 page guide is packed full of tutorials designed to help you maximize your efforts using Canvas LMSTutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12