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How do I view Courses and Groups in the Canvas app on my Android device?

You can view all your active courses and groups in the Canvas app. You can change your course and group favorites and change the colors for your courses and groups.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Note: When you log in to the Canvas app, the landing page defaults to the Dashboard. Learn how to change your landing page.

View Courses and Groups

View Courses and Groups

In the Dashboard, the Courses page displays all your favorite courses and groups. Favorite courses mirror the Courses & Groups customized drop-down menu in the web version of Canvas.

Manage Favorites

Manage Favorites

To set or remove a course or group as a favorite, tap the Favorites icon.

Note: Only changes to your favorite courses will apply to the browser version of Canvas.

Select Favorites

To favorite a course or group, tap the circle next to the course or group. Stars indicate favorite courses or groups. To remove a favorite, tap the circle again. Changes to the favorites page are applied automatically.

View Grades

View Grades

In the Dashboard, you can view overall grades for each course. You can choose to show or hide Dashboard grades. By default, grades are shown in the Dashboard. Learn how to show or hide grades.

To view details of a grade, tap the grade percentage.

Note: Users who do not have a student role will always see grades with a percentage of zero.

Open Settings

Open Settings

Courses and groups can be customized to help distinguish them throughout other areas of the Canvas app. To customize a course or group, locate the course or group and tap the overflow icon.

Create Nickname

Create Nickname

Tap the Course Nickname field [1] and type then nickname.

Tap Done [2].

Note: Nicknames cannot be created for groups.

Select Color

Select Color

The check mark [1] and background indicate the current color.

Tap the new color for your course [2]. The check mark will show the new color, along with the background.

Tap the Done link [3].

Open Course

Open Course

To open a course, tap the course name.

View Course Navigation

View Course Navigation

Courses open to the designated Course Home Page.

Within each course navigation drop-down menu [1], you will be able to view the course navigation links that are available in the browser version of Canvas. Therefore, if a course navigation link is hidden in the browser version, you will not be able to access it in the app.

To return to the User Navigation Menu, tap the User Menu icon [2].

Note: Not all course navigation links are supported in the Canvas app. However, all navigation links are supported in a mobile browser.

View Overflow Menu

View Overflow Menu

The overflow menu contains additional features in the app. Currently in the overflow menu you can bookmark content for quick reference.

The overflow menu is an icon located on every page within a Canvas course.

Open Group

Open Group

To open a group, tap the group name.

View Group Navigation

View Group Navigation

Groups use Notifications for the Home Page.

Within each group navigation drop-down menu [1], you will be able to view the group navigation links that are available in the browser version of Canvas. Group navigation links cannot be hidden in the app.

To return to the User Navigation Menu, tap the User Menu icon [2].

Note: Not all group navigation links are supported in the Canvas app. However, all navigation links are supported in a mobile browser.