What is Canvas?
A Birdville C&I and Digital Learning Publication
"Canvas - a learning management system (LMS) - is a way to simplify teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one easy place."
What is an LMS?
An effective LMS is a very complex ecosystem designed to make it easy for teachers and students to access resources from multiple sources. Some of the benefits are:
gives teachers a centralized place to post learning resources and make the administration of class work simpler
helps teachers create lessons and resources that engage their students, and deliver personalized learning (include resources for different levels of understanding, which can then be assigned to specific pupils)
automates routine administrative tasks and communication with colleagues, district leaders, parents and other stakeholders
allows online tools housed in the LMS to be accessed on the many devices used by teachers and students
promotes collaboration inside and outside the classroom, engaging students more in their learning and giving a voice to less confident students
provides the ability to share lesson plans, assignments, classroom announcements and other information with others
allows content coordinators and teachers to build content independently or together, and easily share
Short online course to help teachers set up their Canvas environment.