See instructions and video tutorials to help with setting up your account.
Canvas for families
Canvas is the learning platform used by all GISD students. Canvas allows students to interact during classes, actively engage in assignments, take quizzes, collaborate with peers, communicate with teachers, and more.
All courses are housed in Canvas. 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 live lessons via Google Meets and house them in Canvas as well as document attendance, assignments and all communication to students and parents.
Need help with your district-provided mobile devices? See our district device help page.
Canvas update May 10-14.
|Livestreaming Platforms||All Levels|
Do your kids use Twitch for gaming and live-streaming? Is Twitch safe for kids? Follow this link for the Parents' Ultimate Guide to Twitch.
|Student Engagement in Learning||All Levels|
Watch these videos to learn strategies to help your child engage in learning.
|Support for District Devices||All Levels|
Visit Technology Knowledge Base website for help with setting up and using district-provided technology devices.
|Bring Your Own Device||Face-to-Face Users||Students who do not have a district-issued device, and are returning to Face-to-Face instruction, have the option to bring their own device to school. Students will be able to access Canvas and all online instructional resources using the GISDbyod wifi network. If you would like to request a district device, please contact your child’s school.|
|Canvas Parent App Video||All Levels|
Learn more about the Canvas Observer role and the Parent Mobile App by watching the Canvas LMS for Parents video.
Aprenda más sobre el Rol de Observador de Canvas y La Aplicación Móvil de Padres- Canvas Parent.
|Canvas Family Support||All Levels|
The Canvas for Families webpage includes instructions and video tutorials.
|Support for Hotspot||All Levels|
Coolpad Surf Hotspot tech support is available by calling 1Million Student Care at 844-309-1680, 7 a.m.–10 p.m. (Central).
|Technical Support||All Levels|
During the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, parents and students may contact the Garland ISD HelpDesk at firstname.lastname@example.org for student login support.
For additional technical assistance, please contact your child's teacher and have them submit a ticket for the campus technology assistant to help you.
Do you need help learning how to use the new Canvas platform or Seesaw?
Learn about Seesaw and how students can access it through Canvas.
Do you need help learning how to use the new Canvas platform?
Learn more about Canvas, the program your 3rd-12th student will be using.