How do I manage Courses and Groups in the Student app on my Android device?
You can view all your courses and groups in the Canvas Student app. You can also change your course and group favorites and change the colors for your Dashboard course cards and groups.
The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.
- Changes to your favorite courses applies to the browser version of Canvas.
- You cannot join a group using the Student app, however, you can join a group using the web version of Canvas.
View Courses and Groups
The app defaults to your favorite courses and groups. Favorite courses mirror the courses customized drop-down menu in the web version of Canvas.
To view all your courses and set or remove favorite courses or groups, tap the Edit Dashboard link.
Edit Courses and Groups
Tap the Star icon next to the course or group you want to favorite. To remove a favorite, tap the Star icon again. Changes to the favorites page are applied automatically.
Note: The Courses list includes active and concluded courses.
Course names can be customized with nicknames to help distinguish them throughout other areas of the Canvas Student app. To customize a course, tap the Options icon , then tap the Edit nickname option .
Tap the Course Nickname field and type the nickname .
Tap the OK link .
Edit Course Color
To edit the course color, tap the Options icon , then tap the Edit course color option .
Tap the new color for your course. The color automatically applies to your course.
Note: To view the selected color across your entire course card, you can enable the Color Overlay option in the User Menu.