How do I view Courses in the Teacher app on my Android device?

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You can view all your active courses in the Canvas Teacher app.

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

View Courses

View Courses

The app defaults to the Courses tab and displays all your Favorite courses. Favorite courses mirror the courses customized drop-down menu in the web version of Canvas.

View All Courses

View All Courses

To view all your courses, tap the See All link [1].

The app displays all your courses in one page. To return to the favorites view, click the Back link [2].

Set Favorites

Set Favorites

Favorites can be managed from the Courses tab. Changes to your favorite courses will also apply to the browser version of Canvas.

To favorite a course, tap the Edit icon.

Edit Courses

Edit Courses

Tap the star next to the course you want to favorite or unfavorite.

Note: Changes to your favorite courses will also apply to the browser version of Canvas.

Edit Nickname

Edit Nickname

If one of your courses includes a long or confusing name, you can create a nickname for your course. Course nicknames appear in the Dashboard, Course Navigation Menu, and the Inbox.

To set or edit the course nickname for a course, click the Overflow icon [1] and select the Edit nickname option [2].

Edit Nickname

In the text field [1], enter your preferred nickname. Tap the OK link [2].

Edit Course Color

Edit Course Color

To edit the the color for the course card, click the Overflow icon [1] and select the Edit course color option [2].

Edit Course Color

To choose a new color for your course, tap the a new color. The color will apply to the app immediately.

Open Course

Open Course

To open a course, tap the course name.

View Course Navigation

View Course Navigation

Within each course, you will be able to view the course navigation links available to you. Not all course navigation links are supported in the Teacher app.

View External Tools

View External Tools

The course navigation links may include links to external tools [1].

The Attendance tool allows teachers to use their mobile device to take roll call for a course [2]. The Attendance tool displays functionality that has been developed specifically for the Teacher app. All other external tools will display the same functionality as seen when used in a web browser.

Note: The external apps displayed in the Teacher app will vary based on the external apps enabled for your institution or course. For assistance with external apps, contact your Canvas administrator.

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