• Canvas & iPad Student FAQ's

    Q 1: Are we expected to complete ALL of our work on our iPads?

    A: For the most part, yes! We will do paper-based activities in class as needed and you’re encouraged to take notes in whatever way works best for you BUT your daily lesson materials will be on your iPad via Canvas. Our world is becoming more technologically integrated and the use of iPads and other small electronics will only become more prevalent as time goes on. Not only are you reducing paper waste, but you also are truly training yourself for the future.


    Q 2: But I forgot my iPad today OR my iPad isn’t charged. What is expected of me now?

    A: Firstly, I would set reminder alarms in your iPad to remind yourself to charge it nightly and to bring it every day. Secondly, you are NOT excused from working! You will complete your work on paper so make sure to ALWAYS have some on hand! Once you get your iPad, you will take a picture of your work and put it in the appropriate e-folder so that you have it as a reference.


    Q 3: What apps should I have on my iPad?

    A: You must download Notability (purchased by the school for you). 

    You should also have Google apps (Drive, Slides, Docs) as well as Google Earth and Map Quiz


    Q 4: But I hate typing! Isn’t there another way to complete my work?

    A: YES! All students need to have a stylus for physically writing on your iPad screen. You can find these almost anywhere for under $1. You are also welcome to use a keyboard if you have one.


    Q 5: Do you have any other tips and tricks?

    A: You must also utilize email and Canvas communications via Announcements and messages. Your teachers use these features to communicate with you, thus it is your responsibility to stay up to date with these communications. 

    Please use this guide for any FAQs - Canvas Tips & Tricks