How do I use the Dashboard in the Student app on my iOS device?

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The Canvas Student app Dashboard displays your active courses. It can also display course invitations and announcements from your institution.

View Dashboard

View Dashboard

The Dashboard displays all your current courses and groups.

When viewing courses, you can manage how they display in the Dashboard, including background colors and favorite courses. Learn  how to manage courses and groups.

View Course Invitation

View Course Invitation

If you have been invited to join a course, you can view the course invitation on your Dashboard. To accept the invitation, tap the Accept button [1]. To decline the invitation, tap the Decline button [2].

View Global Announcement

View Global Announcement

If a global announcement has been sent to students at your institution, you can view the announcement on your Dashboard. To read the announcement, tap the announcement [1]. To dismiss the announcement, tap the Close icon [2].

View In-Progress Conference

View In-Progress Conference

If a course includes a BigBlueButton Conferences, any conference in progress will display on the Dashboard. To join the conference, tap the name of the conference [1]. To dismiss the conference, tap the Close icon [2].

View Course Grades

View Course Grades

You can display your course grades in the dashboard from the User Menu.

Grades are shown according to the grading scheme for the course (percentage, letter grade, etc.).

You can also view your grades within your course.

Open Course or Group

Open Course or Group

To open a course or group, tap the course or group name.

View Navigation Menu

View Navigation Menu

Within each course or group, you can view the navigation links that are available in the browser version of Canvas.

Note:

  • If a course navigation link is hidden in the browser version, you will not be able to access it in the app.
  • Not all course navigation links are supported in the Canvas Student app. However, all navigation links are supported in a mobile browser.  

View Course Navigation on iPad

  View Course Navigation on iPad

iPad functionality mimics the web version of Canvas, allowing Course Navigation to be expanded or collapsed for full-screen course viewing. To expand or collapse the Course Navigation menu, tap the Expand icon.

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