How do I use the Teacher app on my iOS device?

Document created by Canvas Doc Team Employee on Jul 25, 2017Last modified by Canvas Doc Team Employee on Oct 29, 2018
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As an instructor, you can use the Canvas Teacher app to access and manage course content while you are away from a computer browser. The app displays your profile, To Do list, Conversations Inbox, and functionality to access your courses.

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


  • Not all Canvas features are supported on the app at this time.
  • The Canvas Teacher app uses your device's settings to set the time zone used within the app.

View Courses

View Courses

When you log in to the Teacher app, the default landing page is the Courses page, or Dashboard. The Courses icon displays all your current courses, including your favorite courses. Learn how to view courses.

View To Do List

View To Do List

The To Do icon displays all ungraded submissions in your courses. Learn how to view the To Do List.

View Inbox

View Messages

The Inbox icon displays all Conversations messages in the Teacher app. Learn how to view the Inbox.

View Profile

View Profile

The Menu icon opens the Teacher app Profile Menu.

View Profile Menu

The Profile Menu shows you all the information associated with your Canvas account.

From this menu, you can:

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