Power to the Parents
When I look up at the stars, I only recognize Orion’s belt and possibly a dipper or two. Even though I find the night sky breathtaking, I also find it overwhelming. I’m just not familiar enough with the patterns of constellations to draw much meaning from the jumbled mess of twinkling lights above my noggin.
The Helix Nebula. Dead stars are pretty.
Like myself looking up into the vast abyss of the Milky Way, parents of K-12 students are faced with an array of courses, dates, homework, assessments, and grades to keep track of. This is normally no easy task, and can often be a feat of epic proportion to drag such information out of your 8th grader.
Canvas K-12 is a lot like a star-chart for parents. Actually, Canvas K-12 is more like that really cool star-chart app that your brother-in-law has on his iPhone. When parents are co-enrolled into the same Canvas courses as their offspring, beautiful things happen. Things like being able to surprise Johnny with your awareness of an impending history exam and then planning some time to study together.
Susie Derkins: honor student, nemesis.
Parent co-enrollment provides access to grading information, submission status, due dates, calendar events, and best of all, notifications. With customizable parental notifications in Canvas, it’s easy for a parent to be notified via email, text message, or social media. Effortlessly, Susie’s mom is informed that her report on frogs was just graded and that Susie’s group is scheduled to present in class on Tuesday.
Canvas K-12 courses provide a framework for the educational careers of our students. Now, parents can share in the context that Canvas provides by viewing courses as an observer.
Student learning is a moving target that is often hard to perceive by rummaging through your kid’s backpack. Canvas K-12 provides parents just the right perspective to distinguish a shooting star from another airplane in the night sky.
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