Time is a teacher’s most valuable resource. Save time and use Canvas more efficiently from your mobile device with Canvas Teacher.

Canvas Teacher allows teachers to facilitate their courses on the go, both inside and outside the classroom. This app provides quick access to three of the most frequent course facilitation tasks for teachers:

• GRADING: Browse submissions and provide feedback to your students with a new and improved mobile SpeedGrader embedded in this app.
• COMMUNICATING: Send announcements and messages (including "Message Students Who..."), and participate in course discussions from the palm of your hand.
• UPDATING: Need to change a due date? Or publish an assignment? Or fix a misspelling? Canvas Teacher allows you to update your course content.

Canvas Teacher is the perfect mobile Canvas companion for course facilitation!

What's New

Version 1.6.1

* Disabled tabs now show up in course navigation
* Tapping a link to groups and grades now launches Safari instead of showing an error
* Imported discussions show the correct date

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Added some great features but lost others

Video Game Fan

I have been waiting for the ability to annotate student papers with my Apple Pencil for a long time. I'm so excited about that and it seems to work pretty well. I have lost, though, the ability to leave voice or media comments from my iPad. That is a feature I use with every paper I assign, so I really hope that comes back soon. I also had a hard time getting a grade to save. This particular assignment I was just marking rough drafts as complete or incomplete. I hit the + to add a grade, selected "complete" from the menu, but then had to push the + again to save it. It took me a while to figure out why nothing was saving. It seemed a little awkward. I like the direction this app is going, but I had to go back and reinstall the old SpeedGrader app in order to accomplish what I needed to get done. EDIT AFTER SOME MORE USE: I also realized after grading a whole batch of essays that some of my handwritten annotations are missing! There are times when only a few words of a whole sentence are there when I go back in or when students look on their end. NO!! Waste of time!!

Glitch in Discussion Board


While it is a great feature to be able to work in the Discussion Board on my iPhone on the Teacher app, I tried to edit and each time I clicked done, the revisions did not stay. To make it work, I had to copy my revisions in the edit field then erase everything that was there, and paste. Even then it would not fix everything. For example, in the copied and pasted version I wrote "your" (the edit was to add the "r") and it would publish "you", which was my original typo. It took me multiple times to get it to stick. Users should be aware so that they check their edits, once they are published, to be sure that they actually went through.

Odd “lock-up” bug


An odd bug that occurs only when submitting the grade for the last student in an assignment causes the app to lock up and it has to be killed and restarted to grade the next assignment. This doesn’t happen between students when grading an assignment, only when the last assignment grade is submitted where it should go back to the remaining list of assignments.

This did not occur in the previous version. The bug in that version was that the app didn’t move on to the next student’s submission in an assignment when the previous student’s grade was submitted. I suspect that correcting this caused the new problem.


Instructure, Inc.
145.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 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
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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