Going Virtual

Information for Parents and Students

Accessing Courses

Virtual learning students will need a device and internet access.


Device recommendation

- PreK - 2nd Grade – iPad

- 3rd - 12th Grade – Chromebook or laptop


Learning Management System (LMS) / Instruction Platforms

- PreK - 2nd Grade – Seesaw

- 3rd - 5th Grade – Google Classroom

- 6th - 12th Grade – Canvas

General information

  • Many students may be assigned a new teacher (or teachers) due to accommodating schedules.
  • This may also mean your child could have 2 courses in the Learning Management System for the same content. If virtual long term, this will be adjusted soon after their schedule changes. If temporary, they will continue to see both until returning back to campus.
  • Each teacher will post their Zoom link, schedule, and recordings inside of their learning management system for students to access.
  • Students will also be accessing the different content related textbooks using ClassLink.
  • Please use these learning management systems for your grade level turning in all assignments.
  • Each campus Library Media Specialists has created a website to support technology used on the campuses. This website link is located in the student's ClassLink dashboard.
  • Students DO NOT need a zoom account. They will use the link and password provided by the teacher. These change weekly for security reasons.


Many more details and information can be found using the "At-Home" tabs on our district Return to Learn web page found at this link.

Campus Virtual Learning Support Websites

Each Campus Library Media Specialist has collaborated and gathered resources to support online learning for their campus. These resources can be found at the links below.
Click the SeeSaw image above for information about families using SeeSaw at home.

SeeSaw Grades Pre K- 2nd

  • There are 2 SeeSaw apps. One is for families to stay connected (SeeSaw Families).

  • The other is the SeeSaw Class app for students to view lessons and complete activities.


  • Please reach out to your child's teacher for more specific information about how they are assigning and accepting work. Please do not email work to the teacher, use SeeSaw to submit work.


  • Remember Skyward is the official district gradebook, so please refer to Skyward when verifying graded work.
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Google Classroom Grades 3-5

  • Students can access their Google Classroom using the district ClassLink Single Sign-on button located on the district web page. Log in credentials are:
* user name : id#

* password: id#-initials


  • Once students are logged into ClassLink, they will see the Google Classroom icon which will take them to their Google Classroom dashboard to access courses. For specific course questions, please contact the teacher. Please do not email work to the teacher, use Google Classroom to submit work.


  • Parents can be invited by the teacher as a guardian and receive summary emails for their child Google Classroom activity.


  • Please view the video below for assistance with logging in and using Google Classroom.


  • Remember Skyward is the official district gradebook, so please refer to Skyward when verifying graded work.
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Canvas Grades 6-12


  • Students will access Canvas using their ClassLink and the Canvas icon on their ClassLink Dashboard.

  • Some student MAY have changed teachers for a class if recently going virtual due to Skyward rostering. This may cause them to temporarily have 2 courses for the same content on their dashboard.

  • Students are automatically enrolled in courses using a sync with Skyward,


  • Each secondary campus has a Campus Canvas course all students are enrolled in.

This course has tutorials for how to use Canvas.

This course also has released some announcements on setting up notifications and

other trouble shooting tips when using Canvas.

This course has a link to a website for virtual learning to help with many of the

common questions students have with technology resources.


  • There are a variety of ways to access and submit work in Canvas. Please reach out to your child's teacher for specific information on assigned lessons and work. Please do not email work to the teacher, use Canvas to submit work.

  • Remember Skyward is the official district gradebook, so please refer to Skyward when verifying graded work.

Canvas Parent Observer Account

Please see tthe link below for how to obtain a Parent Observer account for Canvas that will allow you to stay connected to your child's Canvas account.
Please email instructional.tech@redoakisd.org for any questions or concerns.about SeeSaw, Google Classroom, or Canvas.

Email technology@redoakisd.org for any questions or concerns about log in issues or technical difficulties with a device.