The Canvas Student Mobile App

Canvas Student allows students to access their courses and groups using a mobile device. Students can submit assignments, participate in discussions, view grades and course materials. The app also provides access to course calendars, To Do items, notifications, and Conversations messages.

Canvas Student is available for both Android and iOS devices.

  • You can access Canvas from any browser on your Android/iOS device. However, mobile browsers are not supported, and features may not function as expected compared to viewing Canvas in a fully supported desktop browser.
  • On mobile devices, Canvas is designed for use within Canvas mobile applications.
    • 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.
    • Additionally, Canvas offers limited support for native mobile browsers on tablet devices. For details, please reference the limited-support mobile browser guidelines.

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View Courses and Groups

Students can access their courses and groups from the Dashboard. Courses and groups include the navigation items that can be viewed in the browser version of Canvas.

Screenshot of the Canvas Mobile App Dashboard.

Note: Not all Canvas features are supported on the app at this time.

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View Assignments

Students can view details on assignments, quizzes, and discussions and submit these items from the app.

Screenshot of the Canvas Mobile App Assignment Details.

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Navigate the App

Students can use the Navigation Bar to access their calendar, To Do list, notifications, or Inbox.

Screenshot of the Canvas Mobile App Dashboard with the Navigation bar highlighted.

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Manage Your Account

Students can manage their Canvas account using the Student app. Students can manage their files, display course grades, get help from Canvas Support, change users, and log out of the app.

Screenshot of Canvas Student Mobile App account settings menu.

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