In this Canvas Student update, the app supports the Navigation Bar to access important areas of the app. Global announcements can be viewed by students in the Dashboard. The Course Navigation Menu, Course Navigation items, Dashboard, User Navigation Menu, and Settings Menu have all been updated for improved usability and accessibility.
Download the Canvas Student in the Play Store. Version 6.0 requires Android 5.0 or later.
The Student app includes a Navigation Bar for quick access to important areas of the app. The Navigation Bar is visible anywhere in the app and includes links to the Dashboard, Calendar, To Do List, Notifications, and Inbox.
The Course Navigation Menu has been redesigned for improved usability and accessibility. The Course Navigation Menu provides access to all course features and the Course Home Page. This menu displays whenever a course is opened from the Dashboard. Previously, opening a course would take the student to the Course Home Page.
Course Navigation Items
Course Navigation items (e.g., Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes) have been updated to include new icons and a more accessible interface. Functionality within these items has not been affected.
The Dashboard has been updated for improved usability and accessibility. The Dashboard displays multiple columns of course cards and a link to view all courses. The Show Grades option on the Dashboard has been moved to the User Menu.
The Student app displays global announcements on the Dashboard. Students can view an announcement on their Dashboard until they dismiss it or it passes its end date. Previously, global announcements could be viewed in the Global Navigation Drawer.
User Navigation Menu
The User Navigation Menu has been updated for improved usability and accessibility. Students can use the User Navigation Menu to access their personal files, manage their bookmarks, change users, and log out of the app. The Show Grades toggle button has also been added to display grades on course cards on the Dashboard.
Links to the To Do List, Inbox, Calendar and Notifications have been moved to the new Navigation Bar. Additionally, the Help link has been moved to the Settings Menu.
The Settings Menu has been updated for improved usability and accessibility. In the Settings menu, students can manage their profile, adjust app preferences, set push notifications, view information about the app, and get help from Canvas Support.