WHAT IS CANVAS?
Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS), where you student's online learning actually takes place. Students can take quizzes, tests, do homework and watch lessons.
Canvas has the ability for parents to act as a student observer. You now have tha ability to see what exactly is going on in your child's classes. Oberservers are linked to one or more students; while you cannot submit course work on their behalf, you can see grades, assignments, events and any course interactions.
Canvas includes a variety of built-in course construction and management tools that can be customized to create unique and accessible teaching and learning experiences.
Instructional designers and instructors may create and share course content using Assignments, Discussions, Modules, Quizzes, and Pages. They may also choose to foster a collaborative learning experience using Collaborations, Conferences, and Groups. Depending on course settings, students can access these areas in Canvas to find learning materials and interact with other course users.
Canvas also allows institutions and instructors to add state and institutional learning outcomes to rubrics in order to measure and track student skill development and learning achievement. Additionally course creators can use the Course Import Tool to bulk-upload pre existing LMS course packages and/or course materials.