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Get to Know the Canvas Learning Management Platform

Rockwood Online is using Canvas to help bring the classroom into families' homes.
​​​​​​​​​One of the most consistent comments shared with Rockwood School District regarding the Alternative Learning Plan (ALP) in the spring was the number of organizational systems and communication tools families were asked to navigate. 

To streamline that process, all Rockwood teachers, K-12, will use four key features of the Canvas learning management system to consolidate academic communication with families:
  • ​Calendar and Due Dates
  • Inbox
  • Course Information/Class Expectations
  • Link to Lessons
Parents will also serve a crucial function in helping their children navigate learning with Canvas through an "Observer" role.

In Canvas, Observers have limited permissions that allow them to see what is going on in a course without interrupting the flow of daily course communication. Observers may be able to view assignments, course events and grades for a student in the Canvas Parent app.

Note (UPDATED August 25, 2020, 12:45 p.m.): Parents must first create a Canvas Observer account before they can access the Observer feature. Click on the image below for a video tutorial on setting up and utilizing Campus Observer accounts. 

Click here​ to learn more about Canvas Observer accounts in Rockwood.

Here is a list of helpful links for parents becoming acquainted with the Canvas platform:
More than 250 Rockwood teachers and staff members worked during the summer to build a robust online curriculum that all district students will access through the Canvas learning management system. Brian Reed, coordinator of STEM and Digital Learning, and three Rockwood teachers take parents and students through the innovation that went into creating courses for Canvas and how the system will help bring the classroom into families' homes.