CanvasWhat is Canvas?
Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) used by our district in Early Childhood through 12th grade that serves as a digital classroom.

Canvas allows teachers to manage content, record and measure learning, and communicate with all users. Students can connect with their teacher and peers, access activities and assignments, and receive feedback. Parents and guardians function as observers of the course, which allows them to view work pertaining to their individual student(s).

Parents and Guardians - Learn How to Use Canvas:
Visit the AASD Canvas Observer Orientation for an overview of Canvas that will help you support your student to maximize their learning.

Why Canvas?

  • Consistency and Efficiency - We believe Canvas facilitates learning in a consistent and efficient manner that improves the process in which we teach and communicate with students and parents. 
  • Personalized Learning - Teachers can build their course digitally, with several options that allow for more personalized learning for students. We have been working hard district-wide to meet the needs of ALL students to achieve success.  This is one way that we offer that support. 
  • Preparation for the Future - Canvas is just one of many learning management systems used world-wide in K-12 and universities.  However, Canvas is the LMS currently being used throughout the University of Wisconsin System. Outside of Wisconsin, Canvas is used on campuses such as The Ohio State University, University of Miami, North Central State University and many more. K-12 schools using Canvas in Wisconsin include Oshkosh and Pulaski as well as many others. Introducing our students to this instruction delivery method is one more way we are striving to prepare them for their future.
  • Mobile Friendly - Canvas has mobile apps available for students, parents, and teachers.

Getting Started

Parents and Guardians
Already have an AASD Canvas account? 
Sign In

Don't have an AASD Canvas account?
Create Account

Note - AASD Students and Staff access Canvas from their ClassLink LaunchPad.

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I set my Canvas notification preferences?

How do I view Grades in the Dashboard?

How do I organize my Canvas courses list?

How do I view the Grades page for a student?

How do I use the Calendar?

If you have any questions about Canvas Observer accounts please contact us.

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