There are varying uses of this integration tool from elementary and secondary related to content and courses. In addition, Canvas is utilized to develop WDMCS online and blended courses. More colleges are moving toward implementation of a learning management system. For example, both Iowa State University and the University of Iowa use Canvas for all their students in face to face and online courses. Our WDMCS students will be prepared for these future opportunities.
WDMCS made the decision to utilize the many capabilities of the Canvas gradebook this school year for 7th-12 grade, providing a platform for students to submit their work, access important resources, receive feedback, communicate with teachers, collaborate with peers, and take more ownership of their learning. Infinite Campus
is a Student Information System (SIS), required for state reporting and still an important tool within the system. Therefore, official letter grades will continue to be reported in Infinite Campus.
Students and parents are highly encouraged to access Canvas regularly for important information related to student learning and progress.