Canvas LMS

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A learning management system (LMS) is a software application or Web-based technology used to plan, implement, and assess a specific learning process.  Typically, a learning management system provides an instructor with a way to create and deliver content, monitor student participation, ans assess student performance.  A learning management system can also provide students with the ability to use interactive features such as threaded discussions, video conferencing, and discussion forums.  

The learning management system MHHS has decided to use is  called Canvas.  Canvas is an open-source learning management system that's revolutionizing the way we educate students.  This open modern learning management system will be used to host content, textbooks, primary source documents, videos, quizzes, tests, and information that will help student keep track of their work and assignments, and help parents keep track of what's going on academically with their students.  

Canvas, in connection with Blended Schools Network, will also allow us to host online courses that can be taught by our very own teaching staff here at MHHS.  It is our goal to begin offering online coursework through our own teachers starting in the 2015-2016 school year.

 


Parents are able to sign up for an "observer account" within this learning management system that will allow the parent to observe their student, receive updates on their work, and check their students' grades on a regular basis.

PARENTS!!!! Sign up for your parent observer account to be able to track your student's progress in their classes, and to take a look at due dates and test/quiz dates.  You can even check to see if your student has completed their assignments, and when they submit their assignments.  Go to blendedschools.instructure.com and click on the grey ribbon at the top that says "Click Here for an Account" and follow the instructions. You need your student's username (their ID number), and their password (ask them for their password). For more detailed instructions, take a look at the instructional video below this post!