Canvas Period/Section Numbers

While I try to avoid getting too technical or specific in these blog posts, I’ve received enough questions on this topic in the past few days to think that it warrants its own mention.  The issue is this:  whereas our high schools and junior highs have 7 or 8 periods, PowerSchool has as many as 14 periods, depending on the building.  When Canvas synchronizes section names from PowerSchool, it uses the PowerSchool period numbers, meaning that the periods shown in Canvas don’t necessarily match the actual period of the day.  This results in section names that seem to indicate period numbers that don’t even exist, such as this section at North Central JH – an 8-period school – that appears to take place during period 14: 

To bring a little bit of clarity to this topic, Mike Haverkamp created the tables below that show how the section/period numbers in PowerSchool/Canvas correspond to our actual period numbers.  Check out your school to see how they align: 

Liberty and West High Schools

Liberty/West HS PeriodPowerSchool/Canvas Period
1st2
2nd3
3rd4
4th5
5th6
6th7
7th8
City HS PeriodPowerSchool/Canvas Period
1st3
2nd4
3rd5
4th6
5th7
6th8
7th9
North Central JH PeriodPowerSchool/Canvas Period
1st1
2nd2
3rd3
4/15
4/26
5/18
5/29
6th11
7th12
8th14
Northwest JH PeriodPowerSchool/Canvas Period
1st1
2nd2
3rd4
4L16
4L25
5th7
6th8
7th9
8th10
South East JH PeriodPowerSchool/Canvas Period
1st1
2nd2
3rd3
4/15
4/27
5/18
5/29
6th12
7th13
8th14