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, and the To-Do List.

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

Note: 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.

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

Swipe through the screens until you see the Canvas Widgets. Swipe right to left to view widgets for Grades, Notifications, and the To-Do List.

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.

Select Style

Tap your preferred widget style: light [1] or dark [2].

Resize Widget

Resize Widget

Tap and hold on the widget. Tap and drag the resize icons.

View the Widget

View the Widget

View your Canvas widget. Tap any item in the widget to view that item directly in the app.

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