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What is Canvas?

​​Take a look at this video for a brief look at some of the core features of Canvas.

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Canvas at SCSC.

In 2020, Canvas was introduced as the Surf Coast Secondary Colleges Learning Management System (LMS).

Canvas supports teachers in delivering a differentiated approach to learning online. It is a cloud-based application which enables students and teachers to access the tools they need for learning and teaching wherever they are. It also enables parents to be enrolled as an observer thereby providing access to student results, assessment tasks and course materials.

This system will work alongside our current Student Information System (SIS), Compass, which will still be used for College administration needs such as roll marking, event planning/permissions etc.

The introduction of Canvas came about for a few core reasons:

  • The Learning and Teaching aspects of Compass had not progressed as we hoped they would. It was time consuming for teachers and students, especially in the marking and feedback of work
  • There are a multitude of online tools currently being used (Weebly, Google Classroom etc), and Canvas will assist us to streamline things into one place over time
  • Parent feedback indicated a desire to improve the ease of access and quality of information about student learning progress
  • Canvas is utilised in thousands of educational institutions internationally and has high level support and innovative features that we are excited about using and sharing with you.

Please click the links below for access to Canvas, use the email associated with your Compass account to log in.

Full instructions for accessing your parent Canvas account can be found in this document: 


Accessing Canvas Document

Acknowledgement of Country

Surf Coast Secondary College sits on beautiful Wadawurrung country and we acknowledge the First Nations people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and play on. We acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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