Canvas Guides (en)Recent Updates

Recent Updates

  • The Canvas by Instructure app helps students and instructors access their courses while they are away from a computer browser. The app displays your profile, Calendar, To-Do items, Notifications, and Messages, as well as functionality to access and complete a course. You can also subscribe to your course calendar feed and view it as part of the calendar on your device.  

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

    Note: Not all Canvas features are supported on the app at this time.

  • Canvas lets you access your conversations on your mobile device so you can keep in touch with people in your course at any time.

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

    Note: Unlike the web version of Canvas, you cannot view assignment comments from your instructor in Conversations. However, you can view comments in the assignment.

  • Masquerading, or becoming a user, allows admins to login as the user without a password. There are some limitations. You can take any action as though you are the user but the audit logs will show that you performed the tasks while masquerading. Only admins with the correct permissions can masquerade as other users.

    You can masquerade via the course People page of a course where you are enrolled. If you are not enrolled in any courses, you can masquerade via your Profile page. To masquerade via your Profile, you must know the user's ID to masquerade. Make sure you have the user's ID associated with the correct Canvas URL.

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

    Note: When masquerading as a user, language preferences do not apply and will always be shown in the default language.

  • You can easily log out of Canvas when you are finished using the app.

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

  • You can subscribe to calendar items in all your courses and have them appear in your iPhone calendar. You can only view the calendar, not make edits to it.

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

  • Canvas lets you view Quizzes from your mobile device. For each quiz, you can view the details of the quiz including the due date, points, number of questions, the time limit, and number of allowed attempts.

    The Canvas app natively supports quizzes that contain Essay, Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, Fill in the Blank, Matching, Numeric, or True/False questions. Any quizzes that do not contain supported question types are redirected to the web version of Canvas. Additionally, currently the app does not support one-question-at-a-time quizzes, quizzes with passcode restrictions, or quizzes with IP address restrictions.

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

    Note: The Course Navigation menu matches the browser version of your Canvas course. If you are a student and Quizzes is not available in Course Navigation, it will also be hidden from view in the app.