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Gorzycki Community BLEND Page Information
Gorzycki MS is using BLEND to continue learning while schools are closed.
BLEND is our district's version of Canvas LMS, a tool that the University of Texas and other K-12 districts, colleges, and universities around the country are using to support instruction. This is why BLEND email/text notifications say "Canvas."
Teachers are still getting comfortable with BLEND and are using it to varying degrees.
ALL Parents/Guardians have "Observer" access to BLEND. This means that when they click on BLEND through the portal or download and set up the Canvas mobile app, they will automatically be able to view any published content for their child's courses.
Parents will ONLY be able to see individual responses and teacher feedback for their child, not for the entire class.
TEAMS is still the grade book of record. Parents should still access overall course grades through Self Serve, but if a teacher is using BLEND to grade individual assignments, parents can view those assignment grades in BLEND.
Students are already familiar with BLEND!
Connecting to Blend
How do Community Members Connect to our Campus Community Course?
Before they can access BLEND, parents will need to set up a Parent Cloud Account. These resources are designed to support parents with this process. If a parent or guardian needs support with their account setup, they should call the Parent Help Desk at 512-414-9187
Start at the AISD Portal: https://portal.austinisd.org/
Helpful Blend Information
These printable documents provide parents/guardians with key information about BLEND.
Multiple Languages Supported
This page contains helpful BLEND (Canvas) guides in multiple languages.
Parent Setup Walk-Throughs
These links will take parents to short screencasts that demonstrate what BLEND looks like from the parent "observer" view.
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