Canvas 4 Braves

Family Information

Community ISD will be moving to Canvas for our online learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Canvas allows students to interact during classes, actively engage in assignments, take quizzes, collaborate with peers, communicate with teachers, and more.

Why Canvas?

The infographic below shows the differences in functionality between Google Classroom and Canvas.
Big picture

Why will teachers use Canvas?

Teachers can use Canvas to:

    • Receive and grade student assignments, discussions, and quizzes.
    • Easily align assignments and rubrics to standards and/or learning objectives.
    • Provide students with written, audio, or video feedback and multiple revision/submission opportunities.
    • Organize all work and course-related events into one, drag-and-drop calendar.
    • Push course notifications to students via email and text.

Why might a student benefit from working on Canvas?

Students can use Canvas to:

  • Access class materials (calendar, assignments, quizzes, etc.) online using any device or any browser.
  • Track their progress through ongoing teacher feedback tools.
  • Receive course announcements, grade notifications, etc. instantaneously on their preferred device(s).
  • Easily collaborate with peers and teachers.

How will students log into Canvas?

PK-1st Grade - iPad


  • Students will have access to Canvas through their designated iPad using the Canvas Student App and their school email and ID (sign in needs to be done only once).
  • IMPORTANT: Search for Community ISD instead of your students' school.
  • Community ISD Canvas URL for students is communityisd.instructure.com.
  • Student email is formed by the first three letters of the first name + the first three letters of the last name + month of birth @cisdbraves.org.
  • For example, Sara Jones, born in November. Email: sarjon11@cisdbraves.org
  • The student ID can be found in the paperwork that parents will receive at the time of iPad pickup. It is also found in Tyler SIS or can be requested by calling the students' campus front desk.
  • Please, help your student log into Canvas before the first day of school.
213 - Canvas Student App

2-12 Grade - Chromebook


  • Students will log into their Chromebooks with their school email and ID; young students may use their Clever QR code.
  • Email is formed by the first three letters of the first name + the first three letters of the last name + month of birth@cisdbraves.org.
  • For example, Sara Jones, born in November. Email: sarjon11@cisdbraves.org
  • The student ID and Clever QR code can be found in the paperwork that parents will receive at the time of Chromebook pickup. It can also be found in Tyler SIS or can be requested by calling the students' campus front desk.
  • Find access to Canvas by clicking on the Google Waffle, scrolling down, and clicking on the Canvas icon.
How to log into Canvas

Student resources

Canvas Overview - Chromebook
200 - Canvas Overview for Students

Student tutorial resources

The Canvas Community online provides a lot of great examples and helpful documents about how to use Canvas as a student.


Watch the Video Tutorials for Students to know how to use Canvas

PARENT SUPPORT

How do I set up a Canvas account for parents?

Parents should visit the Community ISD Canvas page below to create an account.

communityisd.instructure.com/login/canvas

501 - Observer Account Registration and Student Pairing

Where do I get my child’s Pairing Code?

Have your child log in to their Canvas account and follow the steps listed in the link below to generate a pairing code for you.


Canvas resources for families

500 - Canvas Overview for Observers

CANVAS PARENT APP

502 - Canvas Parent App

Need help?

If you run into an issue while in Canvas, support is available! Begin by selecting the "Help" button, located on the left-side Global Navigation menu. Then, select from one of the support resource items within the menu.

If your student has problems login in, you can contact Community ISD Tech Help Desk by emailing techhelp@communityisd.org or by calling (972) 843-6401 during office hours.


Note: If you are using the Canvas Student app, please review the following Canvas Student Guides for additional support: