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Hambrick Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Navigating Canvas

Welcome to Canvas, our new Learning Management System!

What is Canvas?

Canvas is a web-based Learning Management System (LMS) that allows the user to create, deliver, manage online instruction, and assess student learning. Students will engage in courses and receive feedback to increase academic achievement.  

Why Canvas?

Canvas enriches instruction by creating a space for collaboration and communication amongst learners. This increases achievement and engagement beyond the four walls and set time of a classroom. Having one LMS increases ease of use by providing a consistent hub for teaching and learning, organization, and communication for all stakeholders. It also prepares students for college and career readiness.  

Benefits of Canvas: 

Single sign on access

Fun learning experience by communicating and collaborating with students, educators, and parents

Designing engaging learning modules using a variety of tools

Creating formative assessments 

Using speed grader that syncs to Infinite Campus

Downloadable app available  

Access to Support 24/7


Canvas can be accessed anytime, anyplace, any space!


In order for you to access your child's Canvas account, you must first create an account and log in through a desktop or laptop device. Use the interactive tutorial below to follow the steps on how you can connect to your child's Canvas account. 

Info for Parents/Guardians   

Click along to follow the steps in the interactive tutorial below on how to access your home page.  This tutorial is best viewable in full-screen mode. To activate the full-screen view click the   icon located in the upper right-hand corner. After viewing the video, you will exit the full-screen view by clicking on  icon located in the upper right-hand corner.