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What is Canvas?

Designed specifically for K-12 teachers and students, Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based LMS that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers and students use daily, in the classroom and at home, in one location.

  • Teachers can post all their class content in one place, including a calendar for due dates, links to class resources like videos, posted homework assignments (and a drop-box for turning it in), etc.
  • Students can see all their assignments, due dates, and class materials in one place. They can turn in assignments and see teacher feedback.
  • Parents can "observe" their student's progress and performance in each class.

Please note that the official YCSD gradebook will continue to be located in Aspen. Grades in Canvas may not reflect the final grade for a course.

Observer Role

Parents have access to Canvas as an "observer" in each class. Observers have limited permissions to see course assignments, grades, class calendars, and more. Like students, Observers will not be able to view a course until it is published and the course has started.

How do I access Canvas as an observer?

Please see the YCSD Canvas page to learn how to setup a Canvas Observer account.