Canvas Student Release Notes (Android 6.7)

Document created by Erin Hallmark Administrator on Mar 25, 2020Last modified by Erin Hallmark Administrator on Apr 6, 2020
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In Canvas Student 6.7, the app natively supports the Conferences page. Additionally, as of 2020-03-28, students can use a QR code to log in to the app.


Canvas Student app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The features in these notes may not immediately be available as an update in the Play Store. The Canvas Student Android app requires Android 5.0 or later.


Release Notes Change Log


Updated Features




Native Page Support

The Canvas Student App natively supports the Conferences page. This change helps students view conferences created in a course.


The Conferences page displays all upcoming, in-process, and concluded conferences for the course. Students can tap an in-process conference and join the conference directly from the app. Depending on the conference platform, the app will redirect the student to the mobile browser version of the conference.


Android Conferences Page in Student app


Concluded conferences display recordings, but the recording may take some time to display.



QR Code

To coordinate with the Canvas web release, this feature will not be available until 2020-03-28

Students can use a QR code to log in to the Canvas Student app. This change helps students more easily log into the Canvas Student App without having to know their institution’s Canvas URL or searching for their school.


The Login page displays a QR Code link, which shows students where to find the QR code in the browser version of Canvas. 


Login page for Android Student app with QR link




Release Notes Change Log



2020-03-25Release Notes Published