Canvas Student Release Notes (Android 6.6)

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In this update, the Canvas Student assignments details page has been redesigned. As part of the redesign, the assignment submission process has been updated. Additionally, students can launch external tool assignments and view rubric criterion details within the app.


Download the Canvas Student in the Play Store. Version 6.6 requires Android 5.0 or later.



 Updated Features




Assignments Details Redesign

The Assignment Details page has been redesigned to display all assignment information, including due and availability dates, grades, and assignment description, on one page. Students can also submit assignments from the details page. 


The details page also includes a Submission & Rubrics link where students can view assignment comments, files (including assignment submissions), and rubrics.


This update simplifies the details page and streamlines the assignment submission process for students.

Assignment Details PageSubmission Details Page

Launch External Tool

External tool assignments display a Launch External Tool button that opens the tool in a browser page. Students can launch the tool, complete the assignment, and then submit the assignment.


This simplifies external tool assignment access and completion and streamlines the assignment submission process for students. 

Launch External Tool from Student AppRubrics

Rubric Criteria Details

Students can view rubric criterion details in the app. When viewing an assignment rubric, each criterion displays a Description link where students can view the long description for a rubric criterion. This clarifies assignment grading expectations for students. 

View Criterion Details

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