The Canvas Student app helps you access your courses and groups when you are away from a computer browser. The app provides functionality to view and participate in a course or group, as well as view your course calendars, To-Do items, notifications, Conversations messages, and grades.
The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.
- 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.
After you log in to the Canvas Student app, you will see your Dashboard. The Dashboard displays your courses  and groups . Learn how to view your courses and groups.
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 . To decline the invitation, tap the Decline button .
View Navigation Bar
To navigate to different areas of the Student app, use the Navigation Bar. The Navigation Bar allows you to quickly access the Dashboard, Calendar, To-Do List, Notifications, and Inbox.
The Calendar displays events and assignments for your courses and groups. Learn how to view the Calendar.
View To-Do List
The To-Do List gives a quick view of upcoming course activities that you have not completed. Learn how to view the To-Do List.
Notifications gives you an overview of all course notifications, such as changes to an assignment due date, newly created assignments, course announcements, or a reply to a subscribed discussion. You can also view specific notifications within each of your courses. Learn how to view Notifications.
The Inbox displays all Conversations messages in the Canvas Student app. Learn how to view the Inbox.
Open User Menu
To open the User Menu, tap the Menu icon. You can open the menu by swiping from the left side of the screen.
View User Menu
From the User Menu, you can:
- Manage your personal files 
- View your bookmarks 
- Show or hide grades on the Dashboard 
- Change users 
- Log out of the app 
- Open app settings 
To close the User Menu, swipe the menu to the left or tap outside the menu area.