Canvas is the Learning Management System launching in the Fall of 2020 for West Allegheny students in grades K-12. A learning management system, (or LMS), is a software-based platform that provides a framework and tools to facilitate learning both inside and outside of the school building.
Canvas bundles assessments, grading, state standards, messaging, learning data, and more—while keeping everything simple, easy, and in one place. Canvas was chosen by a team of administrators and teachers as the District's Learning Management System for its wide range of easy to use tools for teachers, students and parents. Canvas will allow our teachers and students to use our 1:1 technology more efficiently and more effectively.
Canvas will enhance the learning experience for families who chose to return their children to the classroom this fall and will also provide a more robust learning environment for our families who chose remote education for their children. The system also not only engages the student both in and out of the classroom, but it allows parents to take part in their children's education by providing access to important class information.