In this Canvas Teacher update, the app supports the People page, student context cards, audio and video comments, and attachments for announcements, conversations, and discussion posts.
Download the Canvas Teacher app in the iTunes store. Version 1.0 requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Audio & Video Comments
Assignments support audio and video comments on assignment submissions. Teachers can record an audio or video comment by tapping the Add button in the Comment field.
Audio comments provide teachers with a convenient option to leave feedback on student assignment submissions. Video comments allow teachers to leave verbal and visual feedback on student assignment submissions. Video comments can have a maximum duration of 60 seconds.
Canvas Community contributions: Add Media (Voice) Comments to Submissions in Teacher App
The Teacher App supports the People page for courses. The People page allows teachers to quickly view information about users in their course. Teachers can view all users in a course and filter the list by user role.
Student Context Cards
The Teacher app supports context cards for students in a course. Context cards provide teachers with a simplified overview of student information and can be viewed by tapping a student’s name from People, assignment submissions list, SpeedGrader, SpeedGrader comments, inbox messages, announcement replies, and discussion replies.
Student context cards display a student’s email address, section, last activity date/time, submission details, grade, and submission details.
Teachers can send a message to a student from their context card. When the context card is opened from the People page, teachers can also open student submissions by tapping the submission.
Like in the web version of Canvas, teachers can still view data for other user roles but can only view the user’s email address, section, and last activity date.
Canvas Community contributions: Add Course Roster/People Page to Canvas Teacher App
Announcements supports file attachments. Teachers can add an attachment by tapping the Attachment icon when creating a new announcement. Attachments cannot be added to replies to announcements from the Canvas Teacher app.
Conversations supports attachments for all messages. Teachers can add an attachment by tapping the Attachment icon when creating a new message. Attachments cannot be added to replies to messages from the Canvas Teacher app.
Teachers can add an attachment to a Discussion post. Teachers can add an attachment by tapping the Attachment icon when creating a new discussion. Attachments cannot be added to replies to discussion posts from the Canvas Teacher app.