Back to School Glossary
Canvas - The U-46 Learning Management System where teachers will be posting and organizing information for their courses. Teachers can post videos, course content, and lessons, and students can access and submit their curriculum assignments. Click here for helpful tutorials on navigating Canvas.
Zoom - The live, online video software that teachers will use for synchronous instruction with their students. The Zoom app has been installed on all U-46 issued Chromebooks, making it easy for students to open meeting links sent by their teacher(s).
Asynchronous instruction - this term refers to teaching and learning that does not occur in the same place or at the same time. Students during these periods might watch a recorded instructional session and complete exercises or may follow written instructions to complete independent learning activities without live interactive instruction. Students may also be able to check in with teachers during “asynchronous instruction” periods.
Synchronous instruction - live simultaneous instruction held at a specified time through Zoom. . The teacher and students will engage in live conversation, and activities as a whole group or in small groups. This time might be used for quizzes, testing, student presentations, and discussions.
Infinite Campus - Our online student information system houses registration, attendance, and performance-level data. Teachers may email their students via Infinite Campus. If you need help finding a username and password, click here.