Teacher Tools Release Notes (Android 1.0)

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With the release of the Canvas Teacher app, the Teacher Tools app has been discontinued. Existing users may continue to use the app though it will no longer be supported. For more details about the Canvas Teacher app, please see Canvas Teacher Release Notes (iOS, Android 1.0).


Canvas introduces Teacher Tools, a new app that helps teachers do the awesome things they already do and make their jobs easier.


Teacher Tools requires a Canvas account. If your school is not yet using Canvas by Instructure, create a free account and leave your notecards and popsicle sticks at home.


Download Teacher Tools in the Play store. Version 1.0 requires Android 4.0.3 or later.


Because of the simplicity of this app, documentation is not currently available in the Canvas Guides.


  Main Features



Randomly Select Students

The Hot Seat option helps teachers randomly choose a student in the class; no longer do they have to mentally remember who they’ve already called on. Just tap the icon, select a course, and the app selects a student for class participation activities. In the Settings menu, teachers can choose to have the app remove a student’s name after the name has been selected.




Study Student Names

If an institution allows profile pictures (avatars), the Guess Who option helps teachers learn names and faces for students in their courses. The app first shows the photo of the student and includes a link to flip the card and see the student’s name.




Make Student Notes

The Student Notes option lets teachers make notes about a student. Notes automatically transfer to the Canvas Gradebook.



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