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Canvas is a learning management system (LMS). An LMS allows teachers to deliver content in a blended format, or on the computer. Teachers can give assignments, quizzes, post discussion etc. Canvas is particularly useful if a student is out for an extended period of time as it allows them to remain connected to the classroom content.  All secondary students have access to Canvas. There are a variety of resources on this page to help parents and students with Canvas.

Canvas is the Learning Management System for grades 6-12 in Vance County Schools.  Teachers  digitally share resources, exchange work, and offer assignment feedback in Canvas.  

How do I login?

1. Go to NCEdCloud (

2. Type in your username/password

a. Example: Username – PowerSchool Number (0000000) Password:  Specific to each student.

b. Students who experience password issues should email their teacher to reset their password.

3. Once you get in, click the red Canvas icon.


  • Where can I find courses that I am enrolled in?

    • The Dashboard displays courses that you are enrolled in.
    • High school students: Click Courses > All Courses from the global navigation on the left of the screen to access all enrolled courses.
    • Elementary and middle school students: Click Subjects > All Subjects from the global navigation on the left of the screen to access all enrolled subjects.

    Where can I learn how to use Canvas?
    Your teacher determines which Canvas tools are available to students. For help learning how to use the available tools, visit the Canvas Student Guides: High School Students | Elementary and Middle School Students | Guides In Spanish (coming soon)

    How will the school communicate with us through Canvas?
    Families and students can send messages directly to the teachers of a course. Canvas also allows teachers to post updated announcements and provide feedback on assignments and assessments. 

    What platforms can I use to access Canvas?
    For information about browser compatibility, see What are the browser and computer requirements for Canvas? At school, students should be using Chromebooks to access Canvas.  The Canvas Student app and Canvas Parent app are available on Android and iOS devices.

    How can I learn more about Canvas? 
    You can review the Canvas Observer Help Guides for more information.

    What features will make Canvas user-friendly for my student?
    Canvas incorporates many accessibility and accommodation features, including Immersive Reader, audio/video responses, annotation, extra time for assessments, and assigning to groups, individuals, or whole groups.

    Immersive Reader provides the following support for students: 

    • Reads text aloud in the Canvas Pages and Assignments. 
    • Allows students to increase and decrease the font size and line spacing as well as alter the background colors for ease of reading. 
    • Provides a picture dictionary to give students a graphic representation of words within the text. 
    • Translates into over 60 languages so students can compare, read or listen to words and sentences.