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Canvas Learning Management System

Canvas is the ICSD's learning management system (LMS) for grades 6-12. On Canvas, teachers can post activities, assignments, and announcements; students can view all of their course content, submit work, engage in discussions, and take assessments; and parents and caregivers can get an inside view into their children's learning as "observers." Find more information about Canvas and how to navigate it at the links below.
 

Canvas for Students

Through Canvas, students have single sign-on access to all of their course content, whether learning in person or virtually, and can submit work and take assessments online. Canvas also allows for discussion boards and group work and provides a localized place for all course communication.

How to Access Canvas

To access Canvas on your Chromebook, click on the orange Canvas icon in the Clever Portal. When not using a district-issued device, students can access Canvas by going to clever.com/in/icsd.

Canvas Overview

This Canvas Overview tutorial video provides an introduction to Canvas for students, as well as information on how to navigate a course and access assignments (view video script). To learn more about Canvas, check out these other helpful resources:

Canvas/Tech Support

If you need help understanding an assignment or other course-related material on Canvas, please use the Canvas inbox to send a message to your teacher. For additional Canvas support, you can contact Mrs. Arnold or your school librarian, or browse the Canvas Troubleshooting Guide. For help with a technology-related issue (Chromebook, Google account, etc.) please complete our online Student Support Request Form.

 

Canvas for Observers

Canvas allows parents and caregivers ("observers") to view their children's course information, announcements, assignment due dates and submissions, and grades/feedback.

How to Register for a Canvas Account
Click here to download the instructions>> *In order to register for a Canvas account, you will need a unique student pairing code. Instructions below.

 
Student Pairing Codes

In order to register for a Canvas account, observers will need a unique student pairing code. Students can generate pairing codes for up to five observers that want to link to their account by following these steps:

  • In Global Navigation, click "Account" then "Settings"
  • Click the "Pair with Observer" button

Each student pairing code can be used only once (for a single observer) and will expire after seven days or its first successful use. For more information about pairing codes, check out these frequently asked questions.

Linking to Additional Students
Once registered, parents and caregivers can follow the steps below to link to additional student accounts as an observer, as long as they have a unique pairing code for each student:
  • In Global Navigation, click "Account" then "Settings"
  • In User Navigation, click "Observing"
  • Enter the student pairing code (instructions above) and click the "Add Student" button
Canvas Overview

To learn more about Canvas and how to navigate the app as an observer, check out this Canvas Overview tutorial video (view video script) or these other helpful resources:

 

ICSD Canvas Orientation Sessions

Canvas Student Tour
Canvas Caregiver Tour