How do I add a Canvas widget to my Android device?

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The Canvas Student app comes with several widgets for quick access to grades, notifications, to-do items, and bookmarks.

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

Notes:

  • Depending on your Android device, the steps to install a widget may vary from what is pictured below. If you have questions, please refer to your device instructions about how to install a widget.
  • Widgets are not available for the Canvas Teacher or Canvas Parent apps.

Tap and Hold Screen

Tap and Hold Screen

Tap and hold the home screen.  

Open Widgets

Open Widgets

Tap the Widgets icon.

Find Canvas Widgets

Find Canvas Widgets

Find the Canvas Student widgets [1]. The following widgets are available:

Place Widget

Place Widget

Tap and hold the widget, then select a screen to place it on.

Choose Widget Style

Choose Widget Style

If you want to hide the details in the widget, tap the Hide details on widget checkbox.

Note: The Hide details on widget option is not available for the bookmark widget.

Select Style

Select Style

Tap your preferred widget style: light [1] or dark [2]. The light widget style will style the widget has dark text over a light background. The dark widget style will style the widget as light text over a dark background.

Note: Widget styles are not available for the bookmark widget.

Resize Widget

Resize Widget

To move the widget, tap and hold on the widget [1]. To resize the widget, tap and drag the resize icons [2].

View the Widget

View the Widget

View your Canvas widget. To view a widget item directly in the app, tap the item [1].

To refresh the widget information, tap the Refresh icon [2].

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