Canvas Studio: Redesigned Canvas for Android

Document created by seth on Apr 2, 2015Last modified by Renee Carney on Feb 24, 2017
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Students and instructors want to do more and more with Canvas on mobile devices. The Android app should offer a unified tablet and phone experience, including improved material design, a new grades page, pinned discussions, and new creative assets.


User goals

As a user:

  • I get the same user experience on an Android phone or tablet device
  • I can use my device in both landscape and portrait orientation
  • I get a more interactive user experience that uses "material design" on devices with Android 5.0+ (Lollipop) to offer responsive animations, transitions, and shadows
  • I get a simplified courses navigation experience that includes new color-coding options
  • I can view content full-screen within the app
  • I can access groups within my courses, and I can post discussions and announcements in groups provided I have permission to do so


This version of the Android app was released to the Google Play Store on 12/17/14. Read the release notes here.

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