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 6.4.1

- Fixed an issue with displaying rich content

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
554.4K Ratings
554.4K Ratings
sad excuse for a remake

Add an alert

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.


Works ok...

The app is good for reviewing general information regarding assignment due dates and class content. However, there are basic features of an education app that are distinctly missing from this release and do not provide a seamless mobile experience. Firstly, there are no alert tone options for the app. There are badge alerts, but they are silent, and I frequently find myself missing these alerts as they become mixed into my other notifications. As another user posted, I want the option to have the app alert me to ANYTHING my professor can do, as professors love to sneak new material into a course.

Additionally, the mobile viewing for discussion boards is a joke. It requires me to wade through three months of course material to view new posts. There should be an option to “view unread” or most recent posts as is available on the webpage version.

Also, the notification icons (bell/speaker icon) within the app does not reliably disappear when messages or announcements are read. I have 26 notifications currently that I have actually read. There should be a “clear all alerts” option to reduce this unreliable icon.


Instructure, Inc.
95.9 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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