BLEND is Austin ISD's new digital learning space! This page will help provide parents and guardians with the information necessary to support their child's use of BLEND. For in depth steps on how to access BLEND, please click the direct link for the training course and to experience BLEND: http://bit.ly/BLENDparentTOUR
Here are some key things to know:
BLEND is our district's version of Canvas LMS (Learning Management System), a technology based learning, teaching and communication tool used by University of Texas and other K-12 districts, colleges, and universities around the country. This is why BLEND email/text notifications say "Canvas."
ALL Parents/Guardians who have students registered with AISD have an "Observer" role in their access to BLEND. This means that when they click on BLEND through the Parent Cloud, or download and set up the Canvas mobile app, they will automatically be able to view any published content for their child's enrolled courses.
See below for more instructions and details on how to access BLEND.
Why are teachers using BLEND? Teachers can use BLEND to:
Personalize learning for students.
Receive and grade student assignments, discussions, and quizzes.
Easily align assignments and rubrics to standards and/or learning objectives.
Provide students with written, audio, or video feedback and multiple revision/submission opportunities.
Organize all work and course-related events into one calendar.
Push course notifications to students via email and text.
Why might a student benefit from working in BLEND? Students can use BLEND to:
Access class materials (calendar, assignments, quizzes, etc.) online using any device.
Track their progress through ongoing teacher feedback tools.
Receive course announcements, grade notifications, etc. instantaneously on their preferred device(s).
Easily collaborate with peers and teachers.
Before you can access BLEND, you will need to set up a Parent Cloud Account. If you need support with your account setup, check out our sub page, "AISD Parent Cloud," or call the Parent Help Desk at 512-414-9187. Once you are in the Parent Cloud, click the Blend tile to see your student's teacher's homepage, our Hart Rocket Community Course and others. See the video below for some step by step instruction.
Accsessing BLEND / Accediendo a BLEND
Bernice Hart Early College prep Elementary
8301 Furness St. Austin, TX 78753
Phone: (512) 841-2100 Fax: (512) 841-2190 Principal: Sonia Tosh