How do I use the Canvas app on my Android phone?
The Canvas by Instructure app helps students and instructors access their courses and groups while they are away from a computer browser. The app provides functionality to view and participate in a course or group, as well as view To-Do items, Notifications, Messages, and Grades. Additionally, users who have an instructor role in at least one course in the account can access SpeedGrader with a quick-access link.
Note: Not all Canvas features are supported on the app at this time.
View Landing Page
When you log in to the Canvas app, the Dashboard landing page defaults to Courses. Learn how to change your landing page.
Open User Navigation Menu
The Profile area displays your profile information in the app. To view your profile, tap your profile picture.
Your Profile page shows you all the information associated with your Canvas account. From this page you can:
View User Options
The Courses link displays all your current courses and groups, including your favorite courses. Learn how to view courses and groups.
The Notifications link gives you an overview of all course notifications such as changes to an assignment due date, newly created assignment, course announcement, or a reply to a subscribed discussion. You can also view specific notifications within each of your courses. Learn how to view Notifications.
View To-Do List
The Inbox link displays all Conversations messages in the Canvas app. Learn how to view Messages.
The Grades link displays your overall grade in your Courses. Learn how to view Grades.
Note: Users who do not have a student role will always see grades with a percentage of zero.
The Calendar link displays events and assignments for your courses and groups. Learn how to view the Calendar.
The Bookmarks link will take you to a list of screens you have bookmarked in the Canvas app. Learn how to view Bookmarks.
Users who have an instructor role in at least one course in the account can view a SpeedGrader link in the navigation menu. This link allows quick access to the SpeedGrader app. However, the Canvas app and SpeedGrader app do not share login information, so instructors must log in to the SpeedGrader app if they are not already logged in.
Note: The SpeedGrader link will not appear for instructors unless the Android SpeedGrader app is already installed on your phone device.