Recent Updates

  • If your institution allows profile pictures, you can create a Panda avatar on the Canvas app. You can save the Panda avatar as your profile picture on the mobile app, or share it with others.

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

    Note: Changing your profile picture in the app will also change the profile picture in your browser version of Canvas.  

  • The profile page shows your user information in the app and also stores your user files. If you have permission from your institution, you may be able to manage some of your profile information, such as user name, profile picture, and user details.

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

  • If your institution allows profile pictures, you can add a profile picture on the mobile app.

    Changing your profile picture in the app will also change the profile picture in your browser version of Canvas.  

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

    Note: If you cannot add a profile picture, your institution has restricted this feature.

  • You can set notification preferences in the Canvas app to receive updates about your Canvas courses. Selected updates are push notifications, meaning notifications are sent to you even if you have not opened the Canvas app. You can choose to set notifications for specific contact methods, or you can set notifications for all devices.

    Contact methods in the Canvas app are the same methods added to your Profile and User Settings in the browser version of Canvas.

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

    Note: Because mobile notifications are currently limited, mobile preferences override preferences in the browser version of Canvas. Additionally, daily and weekly notifications are not currently available in the app.

  • You can manage your personal settings in the Canvas app.

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

    Note: General settings for the app, such as clearing the cache, can be managed in the Application manager within your Android device settings menu.

  • You can set notification preferences in the Canvas app to receive updates about your Canvas courses. Selected updates are push notifications, meaning notifications are sent to you even if you have not opened the Canvas app. You can choose to set notifications for specific contact methods, or you can set notifications for all devices.

    Contact methods in the Canvas app are the same methods added to your Profile and User Settings in the browser version of Canvas.

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

    Note: Because mobile notifications are currently limited, mobile preferences override preferences in the browser version of Canvas. Additionally, daily and weekly notifications are not currently available in the app.

  • The profile page shows your user information in the app and also stores your user files. If you have permission from your institution, you may be able to manage some of your profile information, such as user name, profile picture, and user details.

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