AISD Canvas Blend

Welcome to AISD Canvas Blend on AISD Portal Digital Learning Space! This article is designed to provide parents and students the information that will help to use Canvas Blend, directly for your education course.

This type of teaching combines the best practices and methods of traditional face-to-face teaching with the intentional integration of voice and student choice. In a blended learning environment, students continue to collaborate with their peers and receive immediate feedback from teachers.

Canvas Blend is a secure and reliable online learning platform that allows students to engage in meaningful learning activities designed by teachers. By providing a single point of access to online learning tools, BLEND promises to be a powerful learning archive for students.

About AISD Canvas Blend

Blend (Canvas) is a learning placement system that allows teachers to provide learning, programs, assignments and resources to all students in a secure network environment. Blend is the official online database for all K-12 students. Teachers use Blend to share important information, assignments and other digital resources in class.

The main cloud account allows observers to access their Blend’s children courses. What does it look like? The AISD Blend Parent Tour provides information and some promotional videos in English and Spanish.

Canvas Blend Facilitates

Learning Management System (LMS) is a way to facilitate teaching and learning by integrating all the digital tools used by teachers, students and parents.

If any students have questions about using Blend in a mixed learning environment, contact the teacher. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about how and why they are learning and connecting with teachers.

As you walk the course, you will see a link to the Canvas as education management system used in all school districts and universities around the world. The canvas version of the Austin ISD is called Blend.

Why are Teachers Using Canvas Blend?

  • Personalize learning for students connected to standards (TEKS).
  • Recruit students, discuss and accept and evaluate quizzes.
  • Give students written, audio or video feedback.
  • Organize all activities and course-related activities on a calendar.

The Benefit of Canvas Blend for Student

  • Access online class materials (calendar, assignments, tests, etc.) from any device.
  • Track your progress.
  • Get course announcements, class announcements and more.
  • Easy to work with teachers and colleagues.
With the Canvas app parents can…With the Canvas app parents cannot…
view the course syllabus (if published), course assignments, and calendar events.access course content (course homepage, content pages, embedded google docs, files, other students’ work, etc.).
set alerts to receive reminders for specific assignments / calendar events (sent to mobile devices as push notifications).submit assignments, participate in discussions or take quizzes on their child’s behalf.
monitor their child’s performance on BLEND assignments (overall course grades are accessible using the Self-Serve tile in the Parent Cloud).participate in the course in any way.

Canvas Blend works as observer that you will have limited access to what is happening on the course without interrupting or participating in the course. As an observer, you can:

Getting Started With Canvas Blend

To start using Canvas Blend, you must first create a cloud account at my.austinisd.org. Contact Basic Technical Support at 512-414-9187 for help setting up your primary cloud account, then Using AISD Parent Cloud Certificates, access portal.austinisd.org in a web browser and tap the Mix field.

If you access Canvas Blend through the portal, you will be redirected to the control panel. It is a good idea to change the course name and color coding, especially if you have more than one student.

Click on Account (as pictured above). Next, click on Settings, and then Notifications. You’ll be able to select how often you receive notifications for each item type. Use the icons on the next page.

By clicking Account and Settings you can also add an additional email address or mobile # to receive notifications. You will need to manage the settings for each additional contact method you add from within Notification Preferences.

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