Access your Canvas courses on the go and in the classroom with the Canvas Student mobile app! From any device, students can now:

• View grades and course content
• Submit assignments
• Keep track of course work with to do list and calendar
• Send and receive messages
• Post to discussions
• Watch videos
• Take quizzes
• Receive push notifications for new grades and course updates, and much more!

What's New

Version 6.4

- Added the ability to search files
- Added support for custom help
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
477.7K Ratings
477.7K Ratings

Good app


I thought this app was really cool at first because I have homework on it every night, and I used to have to do it on the computer, but my whole family ALWAYS needs the computer, and then my friend told me about the app and I'm like"heck ya!" So I downloaded it. And already there was an issue... I couldn't find my school plus I couldn't login using my account that was already created!!!!😡 So you're probably not reading this but if you are then here's a tip for if you get the app... If you can't find your school, try typing in your district name. After I figured that out I was like"okay, this is pretty nice after I figured out how to login." But THEN I tried to watch the video for what lesson I was on and a note popped up on the screen saying "this chapter is locked because you must complete chapter one first." Apparently it didn't recognize that I had done it on the computer, EVEN THOUGH IT'S THE SAME ACCOUNT!!! Now I was really mad, so I got off and did it on the computer that night. The next day after school, I got back on the app to see if it was working and I clicked on the lesson I was on and it let me watch it!!! So to this day, I don't know how it got fixed but it works for me now, it was just a matter of figuring out how to login. The only thing that bugs me now is that it takes a long time to load the video. But I guess you can't have everything! Thank you if you read all of this, and please take into consideration what I said before downloading.

Add an alert

sad excuse for a remake

Hey, I was just thinking it’d be really great 🙌🏻 if your app alerted 🚨 me anytime my instructor put anything, anywhere, into Canvas. Not just the normal places which have alerts.
See, I have this instructor for an online class 👩‍💻 who is very inspired and likes to go with those inspirations. He also likes to play this little game. It’s called, “Guess Where Your Assignment Is Posted❓” I mean, you can understand his need to mix things up, right? Why post in Modules when you can use Announcements? And why use Announcements when you can just send an email through Canvas online— oh this is the best one — then bury those details in some mystery location 🕵️‍♀️ 🗺 that can’t be found unless you go back to your school email! It is college, after all, so we should have to work for it. ✍️ Just for giggles, sometimes, he will add the new assignment online but it won’t show up in the “To Do” on Canvas App! 🤣 Oh, he is good! Still, when that late assignment is added — requiring hours of research and days of writing, posting, watching videos and commenting — right when you thought you were done for the week🙄 — and you don’t see it but your friend asks you if you’ve done it. “What new assignment?!” Well, as you can imagine, that is kind of the pits. 🍑 So, I thought, hey 👋🏻 what if those great people at Canvas App development could help us out? Perhaps a voice alert ? 🗣 “He’s at it again!”

Good, but…


From the beginning, the app was fine. I enjoyed using it and it was a good way of keeping up with my grades (assuming my professors uploaded them in the first place), but this recent update, as of April 16, is annoying to say the least. If your class are heavily discussion based, good luck. You now have to scroll though everyone’s posts and comments to finally reach your own. It gets hard to tell which one is a post and which one is a comment because there’s no real indicator except for a very thin gray line. If you want to edit a previous comment or past that you made? Tough luck, you’ll just have to replay again and add to the madness that is already this discussion board. Not only that but the scrolling never loads everything and often gets stuck when it reaches the bottom and has to load more also causing the app to crash. It was so much more efficient when all of the comments were in folders under the original post. Not only that but the notifications are still broken in the sense of, when you get a notification and you click on it, it still doesn’t take you to the right page.


Instructure, Inc.
104.5 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Haitian, Japanese, Maori, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Welsh
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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