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This is still an issue 3 years later. Please consider adding the drop down to remove or change the status like it is in the desktop version. It seems like a no brainer.

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Hello @JuanPolania  Thanks for posting this in the Canvas Community!  I am sorry you are having trouble viewing special characters on a presentation your instructor shared. That is odd you can view them on a desktop, but not on the mobile app.  Does ...

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Yep, did that.  They are supposedly working on it.

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Hello @BStutzman  Thanks for posting this in the Canvas Community!  I understand that you are seeing an odd behavior with students viewing Rubric criteria prior to submitting on the Canvas student app.  I tested this on my end and also saw the same b...

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Hello @Josie4  I understand that you have a question about rubrics when viewed on the mobile iOS app for students.  I tested this on my end as a student in my sandbox environment and I was able to view the long description used on a rubric without an...

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Hello @AlexisCallor  Thanks for posting this in the Canvas community!  I know that there is a way to set the default browser on your iOS device to use Chrome instead of Safari. This can be done within the device settings for Chrome. (Settings>Chrome>...

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Hello @HelenCarter  I apologize that you are having trouble logging into your Canvas account on the Android app for students.  It sounds like you might not be selecting the correct school when you try and sign in. Some institutions have specific dire...

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Hello @JosephWilda  Thanks for posting this in the Canvas community!  This seems like it might be a limitation of the doc viewer that is used to add your annotations on the Teacher app. Not sure why the difference in the file that is used would limit...

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Hello, I experienced the same technical issue over the weekend. I used a desktop PC to submit the assignment, and my browser was up-to-date. I could have been using Microsoft Edge. I have read that Canvas uses Microsoft SharePoint, so it could be a d...

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Hello @AmayaRehman  I understand you are having trouble with the Canvas Widget for the Student app on Android.  I am not totally sure why it is saying "Nothing To Display." I wanted to comment on this and offer some troubleshooting you could try on t...

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I am having trouble viewing the special characters on a canvas presentation posted by a professor. I am able to see the characters on a desktop but am unable to see it on mobile. the special characters show as a empty box and out of sink with the res...

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 The conversation you linked in your last reply is a closed conversation that is older than this one. Is there a more recent update to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro collapsible menu issue or perhaps an ETA on when an update with the correct coding will be p...

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this is not fixed and still happens

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I just updated my Canvas Student app to 7.1.2 and student no longer have the submission and rubric button in an assignment until they submit the assignment.  This is taking away functionality that I was using prior to the update where I would have st...

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Hello,  I have reviewed your documentation on rubric view in the student app and there does not appear to be the option of viewing the longer description so that students ensure they are meeting the requirements.  All that can be seen is a title and ...

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I’m a student and on my iPad and my iPhone, I have the default browser set to Chrome. However, every time I try to take a quiz I get a warning notification from canvas that says to switch the browser from safari to chrome or Firefox because the media...

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Can not log into my canvas app on my android. - student. Password and id work on computer log in, but not on android.  and did so till recently. Have cleared my cache, and history. Have uninstalled and reinstalled Canvas. Any ideas?

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Hi @Maryann7 - Have you tried the Canvas Teacher app? It's created with graders in mind! While you don't have access to the full gradebook, Speedgrader works well! Canvas Teacher App  What is the Canvas Teacher app? 

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Is there a way to grade on canvas using an iPad? I am a TA and it is easier to utilize my iPad but I can not figure out how to access my students grade book on iPad. It only shows up like I am a student in the class, which it does not do on my comput...

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Thank you for letting me know! At least they know about it. Hope it's fixed soon!

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@KeriSalyards I received a response about this!This behavior has been identified by Instructure Support as a bug, and our engineering team is actively working on a solution. I don't have a timeline for when the fix will be released, but I am optimist...

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I looked for this on various websites including youtube and solved it using to appear picture blurry on your iPhone, there are some steps you can take to try and improve their quality without spending any money:-1. Clean the Camera Lens:- The camera ...

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Ah, finally! I thought I was going nuts because no one else seemed to have the issue! The link for my institution has come back when I request the desktop site, thank goodness, but the whole Admin button is still gone on the mobile version. We're beg...

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Yes! I thought I was the only one, it was really helpful. I don't know why it is gone, but I would also like it back.

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HI Gabbie, What I came to realize was that accounts made in the admin panel under People, don't end up getting assigned a user role so therefor they arent recognized as an observer.  The account needs to be made from the login screen under "Parent of...

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Could I please also receive assistance with this issue?

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All of this is specifically for the Canvas Teacher App on IOS.I can't annotate images, specifically jpeg, that are directly uploaded into a quiz using the "File Upload Question" type through SpeedGrader. Currently, I can annotate PDF's directly in th...

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Hello Everyone, I have an Android phone, and last semester I frequently used the to-do list widgets. This semester I had the idea to do the same. I favorited my new courses because I had that issue in the past. However, I keep frequently getting the ...

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Hi @jozsefdavid  We are still having this issue where embedded Studio content does not display in the apps (Student or Teacher).  There is a post from October 2023 that there was a release that fixed this issue, however it appears to still not be fix...

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Good for now on the log-in stuff especially with two-step verification.

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Canvas Mobile Product Blog

Read updates from our Product teams about Canvas Mobile

  Tl;dr – Beginning today, Community members will only be able to comment on Product Blogs published in the last six months.   In 2023, the Instructure Product blog received 298,500+ page views and w...

(Instructure Alumni)
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The Good News I am pleased to inform you that the planned release has been successfully implemented. From version 7.0 and above, the Canvas Student application now includes the offline support featur...

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Enable learning no matter what Our mission as the creator of the Canvas LMS is to elevate success in learning. This is a goal we always insist on and we believe that enabling a convenient offline lea...

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For Canvas and Apple customers in the United States, iWork files (.pages, .numbers, and .key) can be uploaded via Canvas apps on iOS or the web and they will now preview in Canvas’s DocViewer. This f...

(Instructure Alumni)
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At Instructure, we are always looking for ways to improve our Canvas mobile apps and make it more user-friendly. That's why we're excited to share that we are working on a new feature - Offline Suppo...

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UPDATE: The surveys are closed now. Thank you for the participation! We have collected 308 student responses and 349 from teachers/instructors which is great.   At Instructure, we are committed to pr...

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We are continuously monitoring the distribution of the operating system versions of the mobile devices. The following pie chart shows how the current OS distribution looks like: We see that the rati...

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UPDATE (2022.08.30): Based on the comments and feedback we received regarding to this topic we would like to continue the discussion with our users. Please take a look at the survey we have created ...

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  The Canvas mobile applications just like any other application (even web pages in the web browser) store data on the local device for various reasons. Mostly for performance and speed benefits, but...

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Update!!! (12/02/2023) The feature got postponed for various reasons, but it is still on the roadmap and we are reviewing it on a quarterly basis. I will update this blog post once we put it in  motio...

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If you are CANVAS user—maybe even a mobile CANVAS user—you might have noticed that we have introduced some dashboard-related changes in the following app versions: iOS Student v6.14.2iOS Teacher v1.14...

(Instructure Alumni)
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Recently, Instructure released a new feature to allow for a temporary suspension of users. Additionally, a new API was added to permanently remove user access tokens, requiring them to re-login to Can...

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In my previous article I was speaking about “fixing” student annotations. Although this feature was never a bug but rather a quite massive feature for both mobile and web too. I’ve recently created a(...

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You may not realize there are differences between the “traditional” annotation type and the new “Student Annotation Submission” annotation types. Both of them are annotations, right? They both look t...

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The importance Approximately 80 million people live with some type of disability in the European Union. That is already a huge number. These people would like to use the same tools and equipment that ...

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Before you continue reading this post, please recall when you just launched one of the Canvas mobile apps (Student, Teacher, or Parent), and you were not so happy with how much time it takes (or how c...

(Instructure Alumni)
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We have run a couple of user interviews recently. We wanted to know how the K-5 teachers utilize the technology and the possibilities of Canvas. I am acting as the product manager of the Canvas Mobile...

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We are committed to security and protecting data. Security is not a new thing and it is not my goal to describe it in this post. If you are interested to learn more, please navigate to our Instructure...

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Everything’s green and the driveway is covered in sidewalk chalk and life is totally normal, so that means it’s time for a mobile update!   As you would expect, all of our teams have been racing to re...

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Canvas Parent 3.1 beta for Android and iOS - incoming!   Android 3.1 beta link: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.instructure.parentapp    iOS 3.1 beta link: https://testflight.apple.com/join/J...

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We’re at nine million monthly active users of the Canvas mobile apps, which is many millions more than when I last posted about Instructure’s approach to mobile. If you’re new to Canvas, or if you’re ...

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Here’s a public link to download the Canvas Parent 3.0 iOS beta from TestFlight:   https://testflight.apple.com/join/JDVOYyT9   We recommend uninstalling any other version of Canvas Parent installed o...

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We’re waffling between snow and sunshine in Utah and my discolored pumpkins are shriveled and leaking, so that means it’s time for a fall update! Here’s what the mobile teams are working on.   Rise of...

(Instructure Alumni)
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Hope summer is going well for you! After the second-rainiest spring on record, the atmosphere over Utah burned away and now we're all walking around in climate-controlled space suits and eating sand. ...

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Here's some stuff that's worth writing home about!   Canvas Student:   We’ve been working for months on a new assignment details page and a new submission workflow for students in mobile. I outlined s...

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It’s about time we published an update from the Canvas mobile teams, don’t you think?   Here are some fall start highlights -- in descending order of how much they excited me:   Neighbor’s kid stopped...

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If you're looking for printer-friendly how-to guides for parents who are self-registering for Canvas, here's what we've come up with:   Self-registering in Canvas Parent (parent perspective)Creating a...

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Instructure's mobile strategy usually ends up outlined in a couple of InstructureCon presentations, but if you’re new to Canvas, or if you haven’t made it to InstructureCon, or if you just want to kno...

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With a few more tweaks we'll be done with Canvas Parent 2.0, so here's a final pre-release post! Anything to do with pairing codes or self-registration in this post is only relevant if self-registrati...

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For the most recent post on Canvas Parent 2.0, check out Canvas Parent 2.0 - Pre-Release Update.   --------------------------------------------   We’re making some really good progress on Canvas Paren...

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Canvas Mobile Release Notes

Learn about the latest releases, updates, and bug fixes for Canvas Mobile

In Canvas Android 1.28, next and previous buttons are added to module items. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The features in these notes may not immediately ...

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In Canvas Teacher iOS 1.24, Assignment Enhancements and Discussion and Announcement Redesign interfaces are supported. Additionally, instructors can rearrange course cards in the Dashboard. Canvas iOS app version updates are distributed in a phased r...

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In Canvas Student iOS 7.1, Assignment Enhancements and Discussion and Announcement Redesign interfaces are supported. Additionally, students can rearrange course cards in the Dashboard. Canvas iOS app version updates are distributed in a phased rollo...

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In Canvas Student 7.1, students can reorder course cards on the Dashboard. Additionally, the late penalty label color is updated in Assignment Details. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the upda...

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In Canvas Teacher 1.27, Discussion and Announcement Redesign is supported. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The features in these notes may not immediately be...

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In Canvas Student 7.0, students can favorite groups, and Offline mode is supported. Canvas iOS app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users enrolled in automatic updates over time. The features in...

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In Canvas Student 7.0, the Discussion and Announcement Redesign and Offline Mode are supported. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The features in these notes m...

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In Canvas Parent 3.9, the Legal menu is relocated. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The features in these notes may not immediately be available as an update ...

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In Canvas Parent 3.9, observers are limited to view qualitative data only when enabled by an institution. Additionally, Canvas Studio media displays as user content. Canvas iOS app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distribut...

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In Canvas Student 6.23, students are limited to view qualitative data only when enabled by an institution. Additionally, Canvas Studio media displays as user content. Canvas iOS app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distribu...

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In Canvas Teacher 1.23, Canvas Studio media displays as user content  Canvas iOS app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users enrolled in automatic updates over time. The features in these notes m...

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In Canvas Student, students are limited to viewing qualitative data only when enabled by an institution. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The features in thes...

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In Canvas Parent 3.8, observers are limited to viewing letter grades only when enabled by an institution. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The features in the...

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In Canvas Student 6.25, the PDF view is updated. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The features in these notes may not immediately be available as an update in...

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In Canvas Student 6.24, course groups display by default and clicking the successful file upload notification routes users to the file location in the Dashboard. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distribute...

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In Canvas Teacher 1.24, successful File notifications have been updated to display on the Dashboard. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The features in these no...

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In Canvas Teacher 1.22 , app details are available in Settings and the file annotation toolbar icon colors are updated. Additionally, an error displays when a user searches for a school using invalid information in the Login page. Canvas iOS app vers...

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In Canvas Parent 3.8, app details are available in Settings. Canvas iOS app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users enrolled in automatic updates over time. The features in these notes may not im...

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In Canvas Student 6.22,  app details are available in Settings and the file annotation toolbar icon colors are updated. Additionally, an error displays when a user searches for a school using invalid information in the Login page. Canvas iOS app vers...

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In Canvas Parent 3.7, app details are available in Settings and the Login page is updated with an improved design. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The featur...

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In Canvas Student 6.23, the Inbox is redesigned with swipe and bulk actions. In Assignment details, students can use a drop-down menu to view multiple submission attempts. When Assignment Enhancements is enabled, submission detail comments display in...

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In Canvas Teacher 1.23, the Inbox is redesigned with swipe and bulk actions. When the Assignment Enhancements Feature Preview is enabled, submission detail comments display in specific submission attempts. Also, when using the share extension to uplo...

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In Canvas Parent iOS 3.7, a Switch Mode button allows users to switch assignment details from dark to light mode when the app theme is set to Dark Mode. A pop-up consent displays when the Acceptable Use Policy has been updated upon logging in. Also, ...

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In Canvas Student 6.21, the Dashboard displays in full screen on iPads and larger iPhones in landscape mode. Canvas iOS app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users enrolled in automatic updates o...

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In Canvas Teacher 1.21, the Dashboard displays in full screen on iPads and larger iPhones in landscape mode. Canvas iOS app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users enrolled in automatic updates o...

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In Canvas Parent Android 3.6, a pop-up consent displays when the Acceptable Use Policy has been updated upon logging in. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The ...

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In Canvas Teacher 1.20, a pop up consent displays when the Acceptable Use Policy has been updated upon logging in. Additionally, a button displays to switch assignment details from light to dark theme when the app theme is set to Dark Mode. Lastly, t...

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In Canvas Student 6.20, a pop up consent displays when the Acceptable Use Policy has been updated upon logging in. Additionally, a button displays to switch assignment details from light to dark theme when the app theme is set to Dark Mode. Lastly, t...

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In Canvas Teacher 1.22, the login screen is updated with an improved design. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The features in these notes may not immediately ...

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In Canvas Student 6.22, the login screen is updated with an improved design. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The features in these notes may not immediately ...

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