Soon the parent communication pieces in Canvas will be up and running.  However, how can teachers and administrators communicate with parents and keep it tied to student materials.  Below are some suggested tools and actions moving forward.

Skyward Message Center

Many teachers and administrators use this already.  It’s a great way for parents to receive emails with the account(s) they used when they registered their children.  There’s no need to collect emails from parents; they’re already there.  Although emails, are basic, you can still provide a thorough message in the body, tie gradebook information, and attachments as well.  Below are a couple of resource for parent communication in Skyward

How to use Skyward Message Center

Email Notification Settings for Parents

Remind (101)

Remind is very popular. I won’t expand on this one as I’ve seen teachers and administrators use consistently.  This can still be a good tool when communication through Canvas rolls out.