Technology Information

Aspen Student and Parent Portal

Aspen is used to house the students schedule maintain grades, record and monitor attendance, maintain parent, student, and emergency contact information.

If you need access to the Aspen Student or Parent Portal, or to update contact information please email Janay Brooks, Manager of Strategy and Logistics with your name, scholar’s name, and scholar’s date of birth.

Canvas Course Management

Canvas is the course management system used by DCPS. Canvas will house important class-specific information for each of your scholar’s classes.

Access to Canvas is obtained by using the scholar’s DCPS Credentials:

  1. Username: student ID number followed by For
    example [email protected] 
  2. Password: Student’s network password (same as they use to log onto their school-issued device)
    • New Students to DCPS should try either Bard2021 or their 6 Digis DOB in MMDDYY format.
  3. For any issues logging into Canvas please reach out to Janay Brooks to have your password reset again as needed.

Bard DC Email

If you are having issues getting into your Bard DC email, please reach out to Janay Brooks. You will login using and your email address [email protected].

Student Technology Support Videos

Updating your DCPS Device Part 1 — Antivirus

Updating your DCPS Device Part 2 — Software

Accessing your Bard DC Email (

Setting Bard DC Email as Canvas Default

Locating Student Schedule in Aspen

Favoriting Classes in Canvas for Easy Access

Hiding Previous Courses in Microsoft Teams

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