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Distance Learning: Canvas How To
Posted 7/31/20

During distance learning, our district is using Canvas for student learning. Here is a brief introduction and how to guide to using Canvas. 


What is Canvas?

The Canvas Learning Management Platform allows schools to build the digital learning environment that meets the unique challenges faced by their institution. Canvas simplifies teaching, elevates learning, and eliminates the headaches of supporting and growing traditional learning technologies.

Canvas is made up of a powerful set of highly integrated learning products that allow institutions to get all of the functionality they need and none that they don’t. (Source: 

Canvas Apps Now Available at Google Play or Apple App Store:

  • Canvas Parent App:  Canvas Parent is designed to provide visibility into your child’s education at a glance. Canvas Parent allows parents to: View assignment descriptions and due dates, Set reminders for assignments, View assignment grades, View course grades, Set grade alerts, View course announcements.

For help with Canvas, contact HLPUSD Help Desk at:

  • E-mail:

  • Phone: (626) 933-1111

  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

District Website for Canvas:


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