Let’s talk about Canvas: What you need to know about Beaver’s learning management system

We know we talk about Canvas A LOT, but what exactly is Canvas and how and when should parents use it?

Before we dive into those details, let’s get back to the basics.

What is Canvas?

Canvas is a learning management system that helps us (Beaver) improve our classroom communication and provides more transparency about our practices.

More simply? It’s a virtual hub for a student’s homework, to-dos, and schedule, and a place for families to see feedback, comments, and grades.
And please keep in mind, Canvas is one part of our feedback loop (Middle School and Upper School); it is not the only place families receive feedback.

How do I access Canvas?

Click here to log in to Canvas. If you’re having trouble logging in, contact the Registrar’s Office.

What can I see on Canvas as a caregiver?

  • Course materials and resources
  • Assignment calendar and to-do list
  • Ongoing feedback (this will look different for different classes and grades, and may include rubrics, checkmarks, messages to review teacher comments, etc.)
  • Grades (similar to feedback, the types of grades vary by class, and can include letter grades, number grade, checkmarks, etc.)

Show me more!

If you find the interface overwhelming, don’t fret. Below we highlight what you need to know when you login:

I still need help!
We have your back! Contact the Registrar’s Office and they’ll guide you through.

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