Recent Updates

  • You can access Canvas from any browser on your Android device. However, for the best user experience, you should view Canvas via the mobile app for Android devices.

    Please note that mobile browsers are not supported by Canvas, and features may not function as expected compared to viewing Canvas in a fully supported desktop browser. Canvas pages within a mobile browser are only supported when an action in the app links directly to the browser, such as when a student takes certain types of quizzes. Support is not extended to pages that cannot currently be used in the app, such as Conferences or Collaborations.

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

  • Updated on: Oct 16, 2020

    Updating my displayed name in Canvas

  • Updated on: Oct 16, 2020

    Logging into the Canvas Student App

  • You can view comments from your instructor as part of your submitted assignment.

    You can also make a comment in your assignment as well.

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

  • If you are a student, you can view your grades in the Canvas app.

    Grades can also be viewed as a Course Navigation link. However, the Course Navigation menu matches the browser version of your Canvas course. If you are a student and Grades is not available in Course Navigation, it will also be hidden from view in the app.

    If your course is using Multiple Grading Periods, the Grades page shows assignments and grades within the current grading period. If your course is not using Multiple Grading Periods, the Grades page shows all assignments and grades for the entire course. If the Dashboard does not show a total grade, there are no active grading periods in your course.

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

    Note: Currently observers cannot view student grades in the app.

  • If you do not already have a Canvas account, you need to create an account before you can log in to Canvas.

    If you are using Canvas through your institution, you will most likely already have an account and need to accept a course invitation. Your institution will email your login information. If you do not yet have an account, you can create an account when you accept the course invitation. If your institution is using Canvas and you are having trouble with your account, contact your administrator for assistance.

    If your institution is not using Canvas, you can create your own account, also known as a free-for-teacher account, to create your own courses.

    Note: Free-for-Teacher accounts are always free. However, they do not contain all features available to institutional users of Canvas. Learn more in the Canvas Account Comparison PDF.

  • If you do not already have a Canvas account, you need to create an account before you can log in to Canvas.

    If you are using Canvas through your institution, you will most likely already have an account and need to accept a course invitation. Your institution will email your login information. If you do not yet have an account, you can create an account when you accept the course invitation.

    If you are not using Canvas through your institution, you can create your own account. Your instructor will provide you with a join code to link you directly to the course. This code will be sent to you separately from the Canvas email that invites you to join the course. If you need to create an account in Canvas but have not received your join code via email, please contact your instructor or institution for help with logging in.