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631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
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Canvas

Welcome to Canvas - PT's Learning Management System

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Canvas is the Learning Management System coming in the Fall of 2020 for Peters Township students in grades K-12. A learning management system, (or LMS), is a software-based platform that provides a framework and tools to facilitate learning both inside and outside of the school building.
 
Canvas bundles assessments, grading, state standards, messaging, learning data, and more—while keeping everything simple, easy, and in one place. Canvas was chosen by a team of Administrators and Teacher as our Learning Management System for its wide range of easy to use tools for teachers, students and parents. Canvas will allow our teachers and students to use our 1:1 technology more efficiently and more effectively.
 
Canvas will enhance the learning experience for families who chose to return their children to the classroom this fall and will also provide a more robust learning environment for our families who chose remote education for their children. The system also not only engages the student both in and out of the classroom, but it allows parents to take part in their children's education by providing access to important class information.
What is a Learning Management System?
As we begin the 2020-2021 school year, there are many questions for our schools and community on what education will look like as the District must also work to provide the safest learning environment for our students and staff. We recognize that for some families, a return to the tradition school setting will not be possible due to health concerns. Canvas will play a vital role in educating those students who still wish to have the benefit of the robust Peters Township curriculum and quality teaching staff, only in a remote learning environment.

Canvas Parent App

The Canvas Parent app allows parents to engage in their children's education by providing access to important class information. The Canvas Parent app is available for parents using iOS or Android devices and can easily be configured in just a few minutes. 
 
With the Canvas Parent app, parents can: 
  • View the list of courses where their students are enrolled. For each course, parents can see things such as the syllabus, assignments (title, due date, and instructions) and events. 
  • Set alerts to view course announcements and/or receive reminders for a specific assignment or event (sent to mobile devices as push notifications).
  • Monitor their child’s performance on Canvas assignments (final grade reported in PowerSchool). 
 
With the Canvas Parent app, parents cannot:
  • Submit assignments, participate in discussions or take quizzes on their child’s behalf.
  • Access course content (files, pages, other students’ work, etc.).
  • Participate in the course in any way.
Step by step instructions for creating a parent account in Canvas along with the credentials necessary to connect with your student will be supplied by the District in mid-August. 
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Peters
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Peters Township School District
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631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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