Canvas For DISD Teachers

Staff Professional Development 2015

Why Use Canvas?

  • District Goal
  • Re-Assessments
  • Absentees
  • Crazy High School Schedules

One page Cheat Sheet

Guides by Instructure

Want More After Today?

You can get on demand training from Region XI - if you will go here, look under where it says Enter Password, click the email address and she will send you the password for the course.

We host a Canvas Klatch the third Wednesday of every month at GHS in Room B207 starting at 4:15 if you would like to join - don't worry about coming in late; I stay as long as people want to work. We will be hosting them as a Google Hangout as well. I will post the link and directions here once it gets closer to each day.

Here are also some videos on how to use parts of Canvas:

Adding ExamView Test Banks

How to Get Quiz Statistics

Sample Data from Quiz Statistics

Register Google Drive

Embed Google Docs as an assignment

Student Submission of Assignment Via Google Drive

Embed Padlet


Embedding Nearpod

Student Recordings

Embedding YouTube (Remember you must make the YouTube watchable by approving it under your district Google account)

Grading Assignments

Canvas in 7 Steps

Working with Canvas (Playlist of many tools on video)

Start to finish youtube playlist for Canvas

Creating Modules and Assignments



Canvas at home

Don't Be Afraid To Ask For Help

A special thanks to Ronnie Yeatts (Crownover ITS), Chaveyee Johnson (Harpool ITS), Sherrie Orr (Calhoun ITS), Sarah Abbott (GHS Teacher) and Tim Sanchez (DHS Teacher) for their help in finding and sharing materials.

Thanks also to the DISD Instructional Technology group for their continued behind the scenes efforts to make this work smoothly!