Welcome to the tutorial page for Canvas, Santa Ynez High School's learning management system. Canvas leverages the power of the Internet to provide teachers and students with advanced, modern tools to teach, learn, create, communicate and collaborate. With Canvas, each student’s assignments and grades are available 24/7 through an app on their phone or tablet or through a browser on a desktop or laptop computer. Students—and their parents through a Parent Observer account or the Canvas Parent app—can view a calendar of all their class assignments and when assignments are due; when they click on those assignments, they will be able to access the materials and instructions and download them or, depending on the assignment, complete everything online. When a teacher assigns work that can be done entirely online, students can complete the assignment, submit it, and have it graded and returned to them all paperlessly. Students will be able to message their teachers and receive notifications and reminders about upcoming due dates, missing assignments, and a whole lot more. Many colleges and universities across the country--including Harvard, Stanford and some of the University of California campuses--are adopting the Canvas LMS, and Santa Ynez High is excited to be joining this dynamic education community. To take full advantage of the new system, students should have a smartphone, tablet or laptop that they can bring with them to school and need Internet access at home.
Whether you are a student or a parent, this is your jumping off point to begin participating in Canvas. Teachers and students access Canvas differently from parents, so click the appropriate button below for a tutorial on how to begin your Canvas journey!