In this update, the Canvas Student app supports redesigned Syllabus and Quizzes pages. Additionally, the app supports Siri shortcuts for course grades, opening augmented reality files, and double tapping to use the Apple Pencil eraser.
Download the Canvas Student app in the iTunes store. Version 6.5 requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Augmented Reality Support
The Student app supports viewing augmented reality (USDZ) files. When a student taps a link to a USDZ file, they can select to open that file in augmented reality by tapping the Augment Reality button. This allows users to preview objects and place them in augmented reality using Apple’s AR Quick Look tool.
AR Quick Look requires iOS 12.0 or later.
Siri Shortcut Support
The Student app supports enabling Siri Shortcuts to quickly check grades for any Canvas course. Shortcuts can be added from Siri & Search settings or by asking Siri.
Siri shortcuts require iOS 12.0 or later.
Apple Pencil Double Tap
The Student app supports double tapping an Apple Pencil to toggle between using the pencil and the eraser.
Quizzes Page Redesign
The Quizzes page has been redesigned to provide more information and improved usability. In addition to the title and due date that were previously listed, each quiz displays the total points possible, total questions, and the time the quiz will be due.
The Syllabus has been updated for improved usability. This change allows students to view the course syllabus immediately after tapping the Syllabus link in Course Navigation. Previously, students had to tap an additional link to view the syllabus.
The Syllabus page includes tabs to toggle between viewing the syllabus and the assignments list. If a course does not have a syllabus, the Syllabus page will only display the assignments list.