Williamsburg-James City County Schools adopted the Canvas Learning Management System for our WJCC Virtual Learning Program and high school blended learning courses in 2015. We have expanded use of the program to include all middle and high school courses for the 2020-21 school year. We are confident that this tool will be an invaluable resource for supporting student learning and for fostering better understanding of expectations and management of assignments and lessons, whether classes are held remotely, in-person, or a combination of both.
Canvas is a web-based learning management system which brings together all digital resources and tools that students and teacher use daily during various aspects of a lesson, whether in the classroom or at home. Designed specifically for K-12 environment, the program is comprehensive and easy-to-use. It includes a calendar for posting important due dates and reminders, pages with content built in and with links to other class resources, discussion boards to foster engaging, educational dialogue, and assignments with drop-boxes for work submission. Canvas also integrates with Microsoft Office365 tools, making access to OneDrive and other apps seamless. In short, it is a hub for teaching and learning and for communication about student skill development and learning achievement.
While Canvas is primarily a web-based program, there are free apps which can be used to access Canvas from a mobile device.
IMPORTANT NOTE: VUE remains the official gradebook for WJCC Schools. While feedback and grades may be visible in Canvas, refer to StudentVUE and ParentVUE for official grades. Final grades in Canvas may not reflect your child’s final grade.
Logging in to Canvas
To access Canvas, click on the appropriate button below. Teachers and students, enter your Office365 account information when prompted. Parents, enter the login information that you entered when you created your account.
Parents/guardians have the ability to create an “observer” account to access information about their child’s courses, including a course calendar, resources, progress, teacher feedback, and more. Observers have limited, view-only access to the courses.