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

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The Canvas Student app helps students access their courses while they are away from a computer browser. The app displays your profile, Calendar, To-Do items, Notifications, and Messages, as well as functionality to access and complete a course.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Note:

  • Not all Canvas features are supported on the app at this time.
  • The Canvas Student app uses your device's settings to set the time zone used within the app.

View Courses Page

View Courses Page

When you log in to the Canvas Student app, the default landing page is the Dashboard. Learn how to change your landing page.

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].

Open User Menu

Open User Menu

To open your User Menu, tap the Menu icon.

View User Menu

View User Menu

From the User Menu, you can:

View Courses and Groups

View Courses and Groups

To view your Dashboard, tap the Dashboard icon. The Dashboard displays all your current courses and groups, including your favorite courses. The Dashboard can also display overall grades in each course. Learn how to view courses and groups.

View Calendar

View Calendar

To view your calendar, tap the Calendar icon. The calendar displays events and assignments for your courses and groups. Learn how to view the calendar.

View To Do List

View To Do List

To view your To Do list, tap the To Do icon. The To Do list gives a quick view of upcoming course activities that have not yet been completed.

The To Do List gives you a quick view of upcoming course activities that you have not yet completed. Each item is color-coordinated according to course and displays an icon for its activity type: assignment, discussion, or quiz [1].

Tapping an activity item [2] takes you to its corresponding page, so you could complete an assignment directly.

Note: Users with instructor roles will see To Do notifications about grading assignments.

Hide To Do Item

delete to do list item

To hide a To Do item, swipe the item to the left. Then tap the Done link.

View Notifications

View Notifications

To view Notifications, tap the Notifications icon.

Notifications gives you an overview of all course notifications such as changes to an assignment due date, newly created assignment, course announcement, or a reply to a subscribed discussion.

Like the To Do List, items in Notifications are color-coordinated by course and display activity type icons, including an icon for announcements. Tapping a notification item displays its corresponding page.

You can also view specific course notifications within each of your courses.

View Messages

View Messages

To view your inbox, tap the Inbox icon. The inbox displays all Conversations messages in the Student app. Learn how to view Messages.

View New Items Indicator

View New Items Indicator

If there are new items in the To Do list or Messages, a red indicator will appear next to the relevant icon. This indicator lets you know about updates in these areas when you are in another part of the app.

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