The implementation of Canvas will address the instant need for digital learning while constructing an ecosystem where students, parents, and teachers can thrive. The implementation process and strategy include communication, preparation (training) for deployment and administration, timelines for gradebook and Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) integrations, and districtwide adoption. The main goal of the implementation plan is to increase the speed of adoption, optimize utilization, and improve the student learning experience. In addition, the implementation will move district personnel, students, and parents from product awareness to instructional best practices.
Canvas will be implemented in Fort Worth ISD through a soft rollout. Administrators and teachers can opt-in to moving from Google Classroom to using Canvas as their complete learning management system during the 2021-2022 school year. Campuses will receive Canvas training during the 2021-22 school year, and all 1st-12th grade educators in FWISD are expected to use Canvas by the 2022-23 school year.