Canvas Guides (en)Recent Updates

Recent Updates

  • Canvas lets you access your conversations on your Android 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.

    Notes:

    • Unlike the web version of Canvas, you cannot view assignment comments from your instructor in Conversations. However, you can view comments in the assignment.
    • The mobile version of Canvas supports the ability to star a conversation. However, it does not currently support a filter option to view starred messages. Any messages that you star in the app can be viewed in the starred filter in the web version.
  • You can send conversation messages to people in your courses using your Android device.

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

  • If your Modules page asks you to choose an assignment group, you need to choose which assignment(s) you want to select before you can progress to the next assignment.

  • Canvas lets you access Pages from your mobile device.

    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 Pages is not available in Course Navigation, it will also be hidden from view in the app.

  • Canvas lets you access People from your mobile device.

    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 People is not available in Course Navigation, it will also be hidden from view in the app.

  • You can add photo, audio, and video files to your discussion posts.

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

    Note: Adding an attachment to a Discussion is a course permission. If you cannot add an attachment, this feature has been disabled in your course.

  • You can view course files with the Canvas app. You can also view your personal files.

    If you are an instructor, you can manage files for your course.

    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 Files is not available in Course Navigation, it will also be hidden from view in the app.

  • You can reply to Announcements through your course. You can also reply to Announcements through the Notifications tab.

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

    Note: Instructors have the option to disable announcement replies. If you cannot reply to an announcement, this feature has been disabled.

  • You can create new Discussions using 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: Creating a Discussion is a course permission. If you cannot create a new Discussion, this feature has been disabled in your course.

  • Canvas lets you view Announcements in your Canvas courses. You can also view Announcements directly in the Notifications tab.

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