Canvas Guides (en)Recent Updates

Recent Updates

  • The Canvas app helps you keep track of all course assignments. You can also view newly created assignments or changes to assignments in the Notifications tab, and you can also schedule reminders for upcoming assignments.

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

  • Canvas lets you view Notification items in your Canvas courses. Notifications gives you an overview of all course notifications such as changes to an assignment due date, newly created assignment, course announcement, or a reply to a subscribed discussion. You can interact directly with any items that appear within notifications.

    You can also set Notification Preferences in the app to receive push notifications for Canvas activity on your mobile phone.

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

    Note: Notifications can also be viewed as a Course Navigation link, which is similar to the Syllabus link, but it is not part of the standard Course Navigation menu. The Notifications link is specific to Android devices and cannot be hidden in the Canvas app.

  • 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.

  • Crocodoc is a tool that allows instructor and peer review annotations on online assignment submissions in Canvas. When students submit an assignment, the file is uploaded as an assignment submission to SpeedGrader. In the SpeedGrader app, you can add point comments on any document types that support Crocodoc annotations.

    If a student submits a file that is not compatible with Crocodoc, the document previewer will still display the file, but Crocodoc markup and commenting will not be available.

    Canvas supports .doc/.docx, .ppt/.pptx, and .pdf Crocodoc file formats (.xls/.xlsx is not available at this time).

    The Crocodoc images for this lesson are shown in landscape mode, which may be easier to use on the Android device.

    Note: Files over 100MB and password-protected files will not be converted by Crocodoc.

  • Instructors can create new Discussions using the Canvas app. The app also supports draft state, so as an instructor, you can create a discussion and publish it at a later date. However, once a discussion is published, it cannot be unpublished in the app.

    If an instructor allows, students may be able to create new Discussions. However, student discussions are always published immediately to the course. If you are student and you cannot create a discussion, your instructor has restricted this feature.

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

  • You can send conversation messages to multiple people in your courses in the app.

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