Canvas Teacher Release Notes (iOS 1.4)

Document created by Cody Titmus Employee on Feb 26, 2018Last modified by on Jul 15, 2018
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In this Canvas Teacher update, the app supports a Help link in the User Menu, push notifications, and notification badges for To Do items and Inbox messages. The app also displays late penalties on student submission grades. Admins can use the Act as User link in the User Menu to act as another user in the app.

Download the Canvas Teacher app in the iTunes store. Version 1.4 requires iOS 10.0 or later.


  New Features




Late Submission Penalties

The Grades tab supports late penalties for student grades. Student grades with late penalties will display the score given by the instructor, the late penalty, and the final grade, which is the score minus the penalty.


Late policies can only be managed using the new Gradebook in the browser version of Canvas.




The Help link has been moved to the User Menu. The Help link allows users to report a problem with the app or suggest a new feature.




Notification Badges

The To Do List and Inbox support notification badges for new items. The To Do notification badge displays the number of items that need grading for all assignments. The Inbox notification badge displays the number of unread messages in the Inbox.




The Teacher app also supports a badge for the Teacher app icon on the home screen of iOS devices. This badge displays the total amount of To Do and Inbox notifications.




Push Notifications

The Teacher app supports push notifications on iOS devices. Tapping a push notification will open the app and display the page that relates to the notification. Push notifications can only be managed from the browser version of Canvas.


release-notes-feature-idea-icon.png Canvas Community contributions: Canvas Teacher App: Push Notification Support



Act as User

Admins can use the Act as User link in the User Menu to masquerade as a user in the Teacher app. While acting as the user, a magenta border and the user's Profile icon display in every page.


release-notes-feature-idea-icon.png Canvas Community contributions: Act as if - masquerade in Teacher App

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