Introducing Canvas

Canvas will be the new learning platform that all GISD students will use. It allows them to interact during classes, actively engage in assignments, take quizzes, collaborate with peers, communicate with teachers, and more.

All courses are to be housed in Canvas. This includes core content, as well as electives and specialized courses. This will enable us to shift to fully virtual instruction if additional school closures are required. Canvas will be for every student, every day regardless of their selected mode of instruction. Face-to-face students will participate in blended learning through the system while fully remote students will be able to access all coursework. Teachers will be able to host their lessons via Google meets and house them in Canvas as well as document attendance, assignments and all communication to students and parents.

Canvas support for families

New support pages for parents and students have been added to the School Basics section of the website. See the Canvas for families page for resources to help you get started with this new system.

Canvas home pages

Teachers are able to create home pages for their courses in Canvas. These help students and their families get to know the teachers better. Even Dr. Lopéz is getting into the action! Click on objects in the the picture below to learn more about our proud superintendent.