Canvas Parent Release Notes (Android 2.0)

Document created by Cody Titmus Employee on Jul 24, 2018Last modified by Cody Titmus Employee on Jul 24, 2018
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In this update, the Canvas Parent app supports setting alerts for global announcements and creating observer accounts. The app and the login page have been redesigned for improved usability. The Settings menu has been replaced by the User Menu. Admins can act as a user in the Parent app.

 

Download Canvas Parent in the Play Store. Version 2.0 requires Android 5.0 or later.

 

 

  New Features

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Alerts

Global Announcement Alerts

The Alerts page supports alerts for global announcements.

 

 

Login

Account Creation

The Parent app supports creating a Canvas observer account. The option to create an account is only available for institutions with self registration enabled.

 

 

 

To create an account, observers will need to enter a student pairing code, which can be generated by a student in the student’s User Details page.

 

 

Navigation

User Menu

The Settings menu has been replaced by the User Menu. The options to manage observed students, get help with the app, and log out of the app have been moved to the User Menu. Observers can also switch between observer accounts using the Change User option.

 

 

Users

Act as User Option

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

 

   

 

 

  Updated Features

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Login

Login Page Redesign

The login page has been redesigned for improved usability and accessibility. App-specific logins have been discontinued and only Canvas observer credentials can be used to log in to the app.

 

 

Navigation

Parent App Redesign

For improved usability, the Navigation Menu icon have been moved to the bottom of the screen, and the student selection icons have been replaced by the Student drop-down menu.

 

 

Users

Student Addition & Removal

The Parent app no longer includes options to add or remove observed students.

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