Recently, Newton-Conover City Schools adopted Canvas by Instructure as its new Learning Management System. Canvas is an Open-Source LMS that is designed to consolidate instruction and materials, grading, feedback, due dates, and web tools, all into one place. Canvas was selected to become a district-wide LMS with the help of a fantastic LMS Selection Team composed of teachers across the district. Canvas will be ready to go live at http://nccs.instructure.com with students, teachers and classes pre-uploaded, on January 23rd — though its use with students is not a requirement.
As we begin familiarizing ourselves with all that Canvas can do, I’d like to share a helpful resource with you. One of the best supporting features that Instructure provides its end users are the Canvas Guides. Nearly any issue that you may encounter with Canvas has a pre-existing solution that can be found in the Guides.
In addition to the Canvas Guides, N-CCS will operate a ticketing systemthat you will be able to submit tickets to for the most immediate help. This ticketing system will be primarily supervised by Jamie Frye, District Instructional Technology Facilitator. If you have any questions related to technology integration in your classroom, please e-mail Jamie Frye at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Guides, be sure to check out the video embedded below!