In this Canvas Teacher update, the app supports the People page, student context cards, Attendance, audio and video comments, external apps, and discussion attachments.
Download the Canvas Teacher app in the Play store. Version 1.1 requires Android 5.0 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 Attendance for courses. Attendance allows instructors to take attendance in their class using their mobile device. Students can be marked as present, late, or absent.
The Attendance tool must be enabled by your Canvas admin before it can be used in your course. If you cannot see the Attendance tool in the Canvas Teacher app, please contact your administrator.
Canvas Community contributions: Taking Student Attendance through Canvas Mobile
The Teacher app supports external apps (LTI) in courses. You may be able to access some external apps from your Course Navigation. External apps can be identified in Course Navigation by the LTI icon.
Other than the Attendance tool, all external tools will display the same functionality as seen when used in a web browser. 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 Customer Success Manager.
The Teacher App supports the People page for courses. The People page allows teachers to quickly view information about users in their courses. Teachers can view all users in a course, search for a user, 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
Teachers can add an attachment to a discussion post. Teachers can add an attachment by tapping the Attachment icon when creating a new discussion.