Carmel Clay Schools is exploring implementation of a district-wide online learning management system (LMS). Learning management systems are software designed to connect all the digital tools and resources teachers use in one place for students and parents to access. After exploring many different learning management systems, Carmel Clay Schools is going to begin testing Canvas, an LMS designed for grades K-12.
I have signed up to be one of many teachers in the district who will be participating in a preliminary trial of Canvas as a way to learn more about this tool. During this experimental period, teachers, including myself, will be able to add class materials, links, assignments, and more to a secure, online classroom space. Our students will be able to access the online course content using their school username and password. As a parent, you will also have the ability to access your child’s Canvas content by creating an observer account. The sampling of this software will provide the district with the feedback needed for a possible full K-12 implementation beginning in the fall of 2016-2017.
Thank you, in advance, for your assistance and understanding as we participate in this trial of Canvas as a teaching and learning tool in Carmel Clay Schools. To learn more about Canvas and how to set up a parent observer account, click here.
If you have any questions about your child’s participation in Canvas, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs. Shirley Morton