Seesaw, the platform that is utilized by our six elementary schools, does not have a built in mechanism that allows a teacher to assign files (Ex. Word, PowerPoint, PDF etc.) to students and organize student submissions in one place. To overcome this, Canvas has been opened up for elementary teachers. Canvas is a learning management system with a lot of use cases, but ultimately allows a teacher to easily assign a document to a student, and easily allow for the student to submit the assignment all in one place. Once students have submitted their work, teachers can easily see student submissions, and flip from one student to another.
How to access for teachers
Canvas can be found by default on the “District Page” on Clever. Any tool on Clever can be favorited by clicking the heart on the top left of each icon.
How to access for student
Canvas can be found under “SSCSD Apps” on Clever. Any tool on Clever can be favorited by clicking the heart on the top left of each icon.
Canvas at Elementary
Canvas is a powerful learning management system (LMS) that ties into many 3rd party services, platforms and tools. It is used throughout the world at the K12 level, as well as in higher education. At its core, Canvas helps teachers to deliver the content they need their students to access, whether it be in class or remotely. Canvas can serve as a communication platform, an assignment delivery system, a gradebook, a quiz and test maker, a place for class discussions, and so on. Part of the power of Canvas is its flexibility and openness, and can become almost anything the teacher wants it to be. It can be used to make very simple tasks a lot easier and less time consuming, or can be used for major tasks and projects.
More information about Canvas at the elementary level can be found below.
Canvas provides a variety of options to teachers in how they assign documents for their students to complete. One of those options is to assign documents through Kami, which allows students to complete classwork in an easy and reliable way.
What is Kami?
Kami is an online document annotation and markup tool that works the same no matter what device you are on. You can highlight, underline, and strikethrough text in PDF, Word, PowerPoint and other document formats You can also add text boxes, shapes, and images. With Kami, you can easily collaborate on documents in the classroom while avoiding the hassles of printing documents.
More information about using Kami can be found below.