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Successful Students Start with Great Teachers

and better teaching and learning start with Canvas K12 Learning Management System

Canvas is proud to partner with K–12 schools, districts, colleges, and universities across The Golden State to help provide high-quality instruction to every student. In addition to supporting California’s emphasis on teacher training, Canvas also supports the Global California 2030 initiative to expand the teaching of languages and the number of students proficient in more than one language. Our goal is to help you scale great instruction across your classrooms and ensure that every California student is prepared for college, career, and life.

So, why use an LMS?

Canvas is California's preferred K12 Learning Management System

And as residents of a state that loves shiny new tech (and street tacos), you probably also know that a mashup of apps and tools isn’t the same thing as an LMS. When it comes to creating a better, more streamlined learning experience for students, a hodgepodge won’t do. Canvas takes all those edu apps and tools and unites them—everything you use to teach students, all working together seamlessly in one place.

CA districts and schools use Canvas to:

  • Improve teaching and learning
  • Facilitate professional learning
  • Prepare students for college, career, and life

CA Education Priorities

And How Canvas K12 Learning Management System Supports them


Global CA 2030

Canvas solutions:

  • Teach and learn in 29 languages
  • Students can record and submit videos of themselves speaking a second language
  • Non-English-speaking parents can see their students’ progress in school


Support and Retain Teachers and Principals

Canvas solutions:

  • Provide consistent professional learning opportunities across regions
  • Technical Assistance & PD (TAPD) can provide online and on-demand training modules for K–12 technologists across CA
  • AVID can deliver professional learning opportunities online


College, Career, and Life Readiness

Canvas solutions:

  • Provide a consistent learning experience with widespread usage
  • Provide a consistent learning experience from kindergarten to higher ed
  • Build capacity for student ownership
  • Encourage collaboration, discussion, and feedback


Improve Teaching and Learning

Canvas solutions:

  • Leverage and scale your best instruction
  • Give students voice and choice with multiple ways to demonstrate learning and mastery
  • Personalize learning by creating custom learning paths for students

Scale Great Instruction to Every Classroom

And So Many Integrations

74% of districts use more than 26 different edtech tools. But you can bring them all together in happy harmony—like cotija and corn; sand, sun, and surf; or a sea of sweaty festival-goers. Canvas unifies all your apps and content, making it easier to improve teaching and learning, provide professional development, and prepare students for college, careers, and life.

CCSS plugs right into Canvas

Canvas talks to your SIS

  • AERIES ✓
  • PowerSchool ✓
  • Infinite Campus ✓
  • Synergy ✓

Use your favorite Google apps right inside Canvas

Canvas integrates seamlessly with Office 365

Plug and play your favorite learning apps right inside Canvas

Canvas Commons is a learning object repository (LOR) with tons of open, available resources

California Love for Canvas

some of the folks using Canvas near you

What fellow Californians are saying about canvas

When Canvas K12 Learning Management System launched at Santa Ana Unified School District, it was enthusiastically adopted by teachers and administrators alike.

“Canvas was the most forward-thinking and its features matched with what we valued most and provided the most benefit. Three years later, we have no regrets choosing Canvas.”


Education Technology Coordinator, Huntington Beach Union High School District

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