What is Canvas?

What is Canvas?

What is Canvas? Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) that can help simplify online learning and our digital tools in one easy place. It will help GPISD teachers:

  • flip their classroom
  • blend their classroom
  • move to more of a paperless classroom
  • track, report and grade student work
  • create assignments and announcements
  • create online formative assessments
  • notify students of assignments and due dates, etc.


Canvas has been set up for teachers and students to use. The district is currently using the Skyward roster connection and the grade pass back feature. The LMS was purchased for teachers in grades 6-12 to use with their students. A group of pilot teachers were been chosen to test the features. The testing is now complete and the LMS is ready to use. Training for teachers will occur throughout the school year, into next summer and continue again for the next school year. The Instructional Media Specialists will learn the system first and than begin to share training and best practices with teachers and students. Please let us know how we can help you and your students.