In order for students to graduate prepared to choose their future, and for our schools to be relevant, current, and college-aligned, we will use a learning management system that enables greater personalization, access to resources and course materials during and outside of the school day, and the ability for students to work towards standards mastery.
Canvas is available to all Renton students, teachers, and administrators. Canvas is our Learning Management System (LMS).
What is a LMS?
A LMS is a web-based framework that handles all aspects of the learning process. A LMS can do some or all of the following in a classroom:
Distribute and organize instructional content
Provide modes for differentiation, student choice, extension, or practice
Provide modes of collaboration
Provide modes of assessment and feedback
Track formative and summative grades
Canvas will also be used by our district to enhance and support instruction by providing course framework, collaboration, and professional learning opportunities.
Rationale: Using a learning management system allows for...
Students to access course content inside and outside of class and communicate with teachers, thereby expanding learning opportunities
Greater personalization of student learning through use of blended learning instructional practices and differentiated resources
Ease of access to resources and increased collaboration for teachers across school sites (including sharing and regular refreshing of learning materials) with support from curriculum specialists to allow teachers to focus on instructional practices
Increased family engagement and involvement with student learning
Differentiated professional learning opportunities for all staff
Alignment with district goals:
Supports standards based planning, instruction, and assessment by providing broad access for teachers and students to aligned, relevant, instructional materials that can be personalized to support ALL students.
Prepares graduating students for college experiences through the use of an LMS.
Question: What happens to all the content I created from previous semesters/years?
Any course(s) you are the “teacher” of will be available as read-only. You will have access to everything (except student work) and can easily import some or all of it into your new course(s).
School building Technology Integration Specialists, Digital Learning Coaches, and Kyte Learning are all available to help staff and students make the most of this digital tool.