How do I use the Canvas app on my Android phone?
The Canvas by Instructure app helps students and instructors access their courses while they are away from a computer browser. The app displays To-Do items, Notifications, and Messages, as well as functionality to access and complete a course.
Note: Not all Canvas features are supported on the app at this time.
View Courses and Groups
The Dashboard defaults to the Courses tab and displays all your current courses and groups. You can tap between displaying your favorites and all courses and groups. Learn more about the Courses tab.
To view Notifications, swipe one screen to the left or tap the Notifications tab.
Notifications 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.
Each item is color-coordinated according to course and displays an icon for its activity type, including an icon for announcements . Tapping a notification item takes you to its corresponding page. You can also dismiss Notification items by tapping the item's checkbox .
You can also view specific Course Notifications within each of your courses.
View To Do
To view the To Do List, swipe two screens to the left or tap the To Do icon.
The To Do List gives you a quick view of upcoming course activities that you have not yet completed. Each item is color-coordinated according to course and displays an icon for its activity type: discussion , assignment , or quiz .
Tapping an activity item takes you to its corresponding page, so you could complete it directly from the To Do List if you prefer. You can also dismiss To Do items by tapping the item's checkbox .
Note: Instructors will see To Do notifications about grading assignments; learn how to manage grades on Android mobile devices.
To view Conversations messages in the Canvas app, swipe three screens to the left or tap the Messages tab.
Your Profile page shows you all the information associated with your Canvas account. From this page you can: