Digital Learning at PIC

CLICK HERE to go to Compass login page

CLICK HERE to go to Canvas login page

 

At Playford International College we use a suite of effective online learning tools to provide a robust learning program for your student. All software platforms are designed to make our learning and student management transparent so that parents and caregivers have a clear view of how their students are progressing at our school.

The school employs Canvas as our Learner Management System (LMS) for all educational courses. Canvas is a cloud-based Learner Management System that is designed to make teaching and learning easier. Students have live 24/7 access to their courses, so they can learn from anywhere (as long as they are connected).

Canvas integrates with a range of educational software platforms and creates a single sign-in service for its users. Canvas provides educators, learners & parents / caregivers with access to live analytics about student performance and learning habits.

Canvas coexists on our site with other software applications such as Maths Pathways, Google for Education, Office 365 and more. These other learning tools are used as required by our curriculum.

It’s important to note that –

Compass is our School Information System (SIS) and is used for student attendance, notes and roll-marking.

Canvas as our Learner Management System (LMS) and is only used for teaching and learning purposes.

The fundamental difference is –

     Compass is about student information and attendance.

     Canvas is about teaching and learning (assignments, assessment). 

Please refer to the table below to see the differences. 

SIS - School Information SystemLMS - Learner Management System
Student InformationTeaching & Learning
Roll marking, Attendance, ChroniclesLAPs (Learning & Assessment Plans), Assignments, Assessment

Download smart device apps below

PARENT / CAREGIVER app downloads 
Apple devices *Android devices **

Compass app

Compass app

Canvas Parent app

Canvas Parent app

Qkr! payment app

Qkr! payment app
* On your Apple device for best results use the Safari browser to download / install apps.
** On your Android device If you’re logged into a PIC Google for education account (name@playford.sa.edu.au) you won’t be able to download and install apps. You’ll need to download / install while not logged into the account.

Our next step is to better integrate Compass and Canvas so that all users can navigate between the two platforms.