For elementary and secondary teachers and students alike, the HCPSS team has created Canvas guidelines.
“Our expectations list very clearly for teachers what they must do. What is the bare minimum they must have in their Canvas course?” Melissa Daggett, Coordinator of Library Media, said. Managing a large staff at HCPSS can be a challenge. However, sharing guidelines with every teacher helps scale consistency.
“Canvas has become an integral tool for instruction and communication in HCPSS. When fully implemented, students learn skills that develop executive function and promote college and career readiness by monitoring course progress, collaborating with others, tracking assignments and due
dates, accessing instructional content, and receiving timely communications.” - Canvas Expectations at HCPSS.
Their team recommends a course structure for every teacher while also allowing some flexibility so courses can adapt to specific classroom needs and teacher preferences.
“Perhaps teachers want to organize their modules by units, weeks, or quarters. We want some type of organizational structure for every module, and we encourage them to include details in Assignments so that students can access that information at any time,” Jody Jankoski, Resource
Teacher Library Media, said.