Canvas is Iredell-Statesville Schools' learning management system (LMS) that brings K-12 classroom tools together.

The following resources will help you leverage Canvas for student learning:

Canvas Support

  1. Canvas Coaches by Schools (I-SS currently has 23 coaches through the district. These individuals are Canvas Champions, Ambassadors, and Ninjas. If you have a coach in your building, talk to them, pick their brain, ask them questions of how they leverage Canvas for student learning.). Interested in being a Canvas Coach, please contact Don Lourcey (
  2. Canvas Coaching Cycle (Sign-Me-Up Form)
  3. Canvas Guides
  4. Canvas Support Options

Beginning, Middle, and End Processes

  1. Beginning- and End-of-Course Checklist
  2. Course Set-up Roadmap
  3. Canvas and PowerTeacher Pro (Steps to Syncing Gradebook and Importing Assignment Categories)
  4. Course Design Look-Fors
  5. Top Ten Canvas Tips to Leverage Student Learning
  6. Designing Course Content with Canvas Tools
  7. Personalize Learning with Mastery Paths
  8. Canvas Best in Class (Samples & Examples) (Explore a variety of K-12 Canvas use cases)
  9. Canvas and SAMR
  10. Canvas and the Digital Learning Competencies

Learn Canvas

  1. Master Canvas Teacher Learning Pathway: You can take all four courses to become a Master Canvas Teacher or your can take each course ala carte style. The learning pathway includes four courses:
    • Ready! Set!! Go!!! Mastering Skills to Leverage Canvas
    • Designing Courses with a Purpose
    • Canvas Choice Board
    • Canvas Palooza Micro-Credentials Stack

      To register for any of the above courses go to our iQuest Online Professional Learning page, and follow the five step enrollment process for Full Courses and/or Microcredentials
  2. Canvas of Things (Updates, New Releases, Tips, & Strategies)
  3. Canvas Video Hub

Canvas Parent Observer
Encourage the parents/caregivers of all your students to be Parent Observers. 

This FAQ will get them started and answer all questions they may have about being a parent observer.

Guide Parents to the Parent Portal located under Students/Parents on the home page. This page will provide parents with a wealth of resources to connect as a Parent Observer.