Tools for Effective Instructional Continuity

As schools and universities prepare to go back to school—whether it’s with a blended, distance, or hybrid learning model, we’re committed to providing students and teachers with the tools they need to continue connecting, teaching, and learning from anywhere. We created this page to help you do just that. We’ll keep updating our resources. You keep washing your hands.

Blended, Distance, and Hybrid Learning Resources

4 Ways to Create Consistency For Remote Learners

As students and parents settle into their distance learning routines, there’s one question on every educator’s mind, “How do we ensure learning occurs for every student—virtual or not?”

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5 Must-Haves for Switching or Choosing an LMS

Whether you're looking to switch, expand or upgrade your existing digital learning environment, join our discussion for valuable insights and lessons learned from fellow edu leaders.

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Keys to Good Canvas Design and Usability

VP of K12 Strategy, Trenton Goble, discusses the most important elements of creating engaging Canvas content with three experts.

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Leadership and Instructional Continuity

Dr. Tracy Weeks connects with Todd Theobald and Rich Wilson to discuss the importance of quality instructional content and effective professional development in preparation for next year.

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Center for Leadership and Learning

Get the latest insights from school and district leaders together about how to improve communication, consistency, culture, and collective teacher efficacy.

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EdTech Guide

If your district needs to purchase now, there are a few critical questions to ask to ensure you get the security, scalability and support you need.

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Schools

Canvas 101: Strategies to Get Started

Helpful tips and tricks on getting started with Canvas from Chris Giles, an Oregon-based educator and Canvas user.

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Prepare to Launch with Canvas LMS

A quick start guide to Canvas with all of the essentials you’ll need to support teachers and students adapting to distance learning.

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Using Canvas to Communicate with Students

Get insights on the best tools to use for taking your classroom online with Canvas from “The Canvascasters”, Eddie Small and Marcus Painter.

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Teacher Quick Start Checklist

Our teacher checklist provides a high-level overview of steps to take as you continue to transition from face-to-face to distance learning with Canvas.

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K-12 MasteryConnect Resources

MasteryConnect supports schools and districts in delivering curriculum and assessments online. Access these tips and resources to help.

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Expert Insights

Jared Stein, VP of Higher Ed Strategy, Canvas, shares insights and tips on seven core tools to help you adapt to distance learning.

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Teachers

Understanding Your Child’s Canvas Account

Shara Johnson, a Canvas expert, educator, and parent, will guide you through the most important Canvas features for parents to understand from a student perspective.

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K12 Parents Survey

A recent survey of K12 parents uncovers new challenges parents are facing. Learn more about these findings and a few tips for supporting your learners at home.

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Tips and Tricks for Parents

For parents dealing with the transition to remote learning, we gathered together educators (who are also parents) to share their insights.

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Tools and Features for Parents

Our training team pulled together an overview of tools and features available to parents in the Canvas parent app.

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Get the Canvas Parent App

When you download the Canvas Parent app, you’ll be able to quickly view assignment due dates, announcements, events, and grades.

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Monitoring Your Child’s Learning With an Observer Account

Join Canvas guru, Shara Johnson, as she guides you through setting up your Observer account and monitoring your child’s progress in the Canvas Parent App.

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Parents

Student Guides

Access these community resources to help you create an account, familiarize yourself with Canvas, and participate in your Canvas courses.

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Adjusting to Distance Learning in High School

Hear how our 2019 scholarship winners are adjusting to learning from home.

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A Family Affair

Get tips and advice from a family of Canvas Superheroes: The Timbs family. Hear from a Canvas Admin, 5th Grade teacher, PHD student and university sophomore.

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Students

Free Canvas Account

We want to help get educators and students teaching and learning online. Teachers can create their own Canvas account and access resources in our community to get up and running quickly. This account never expires and offers all the features teachers and students need to transition to online learning.

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Partnership Support

Instructure's mission is to help people grow from the first day of school to the last day of work. One crucial way we accomplish this is by partnering with those who are equally committed to learning, innovation, and technology. We will continue to support institutions, teachers and students as they prepare for and transition to, online and distance learning.

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Canvas Is Right By Your Side

Ready to Scale

We’re prepared to scale Canvas as online learning needs require it. We’re also prepared to scale training for those who need guidance on running online courses with Canvas.

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Ready to Support

We know that an increase in usage and activity may mean an increased need for technical and product support. Fortunately, we have the flexibility to expand our support capacity as needed.

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