Where to find Canvas- the address for FISD Canvas is fisd.instructure.com or you can access it through the portal. There is a Canvas tile.
Blueprint courses in Canvas say (Blueprint) in the name. All the classes with course numbers on them are about to disappear! Blueprints stay forever while those courses from eSchool will disappear each year. If you do not yet have a blueprint, please complete the form here and request one. You will get an email from Canvas telling you that you have been invited to a course. Click the link in that email to accept the Blueprint course.
When using Google documents in Canvas (embedding and such)- you cannot use documents from team drives. Keep that in mind as you work through planning this summer!
Canvas Training Options
Last night the summer training group created two additional face-to-face Canvas trainings. If you are interested, sign up quickly! Go to workshop in Eduphoria and search for Canvas.
Online Canvas Course
If you want to do a self-paced course that will guide you through learning Canvas with videos, you can enroll yourself in the online course by clicking on this link. https://fisd.instructure.com/enroll/9B4TE6
Explore On Your Own
If you are interested in poking around and learning on your own, a great place to visit is the Canvas Online Community! There is a one-hour introduction to Canvas that covers the basics at https://community.canvaslms.com/community/answers/training/pages/training-offerings
I have indicated in the below screenshot the ones that I think are valuable (you do not need the support training)
New LTHS Tech Web site
Find the new site at
Google Certified Educator
Google also has a certified Innovator program which is really cool, and you can read more about it on their training site. to see if you would be interested.
If you are a great Googler, I would encourage you to check out their training and certification program here.
But I encourage you to use the Summer Help Desk ticket above if you need summertime assistance! I will be back when new teachers come back at the very end of July.