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I keep trying to access the course I registered to at GTCC. It says enrolled as student and published but when I click the star I keep getting this message "Course cannot be added until active." I don't know what to do. 

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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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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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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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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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I do not know how to get Canvas on my Macbook

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Hi! I have been trying to open up this quiz for one of my classes since yesterday morning and each time i open it up it’s give me this screen and then when i refresh it’s gives me a blank screen with “invalid launch”. I have restarted my ipad, went o...

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For days now, whenever I've tried to open Canvas in my mobile Chrome browser to pull up something or fix something in my admin panel, the site loads but the admin side just doesn't work. The admin button isn't even there. It used to be that checking ...

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app on iPhone notifies me 4x. Doesn’t matter the type of notification, I receive it 4 separate times in a row. How can I stop this? 

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The instructor’s assignment tells us to go to compose in thr Green drop box and I can’t find it anywhere on the screen. Help,

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I am able to add things to my to do list has a student and see it on my to do list on my laptop, but when I go to check my to do list on the mobile app with my IPhone the item i added to my to do list doesn't show up.

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Whenever I try to watch lecture video which is from Microsoft stream and it requires to login.I already did IOS setting and Canvas student app and turn on the slidbar ‘Allow cross website tracking’.Every time I click the Microsoft login button, it do...

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When I receive notifications from Canvas, I receive four push notifications for each one. For example, when an instructor sends an announcement, I receive four push notifications on my mobile device. Is there any fix for this? Should I just redownloa...

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I mostly work on my personal MacBook Pro and my company's Windows laptop. I'm inundated with tech in my house and work remotely, and was thinking of grabbing an iPad and getting a good deal by trading in the MacBook to do it, because I can technicall...

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Hi!  I know Canvas Mobile is still a work in progress and that it's a relatively new feature and that they're still working on it (on mobile or on desktop), when you're on desktop, and I like the Canvas UI when you can upload things) and in the diff...

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buena tarde, alguien me puede ayudar a solucionar el problema de las notificaciones automáticas de la app movil, me sale el mensaje "ha ocurrido un error inesperado" muchas gracias

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One of my main practices as a teacher is to prepare questions for in-class discussion on .pdf files, and in class, I will write on those files (using my iPad and stylus) and upload pictures of student work so that students have a record of our class ...

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I have cloned the canvas android code and set up that as per the documentation. After that I have Build the application. I has launched and when the loading screen off that time crashed. I don't know what the cause of the issue. I have tried some oth...

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When I log in and go to my classes at the top it’s a menu that drops down and you can get to your grades and class work. This feature is not working. 

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How can I get stuff I add to my personal to-do list show up in my big to-do list on the Canvas app? Is this possible? Currently it only shows up in the app’s “Calendar” tab.

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Hi All,I have run into an issue as a student.I submitted a file to answer an exam question; file upload ensued. I watched the completion percentage hit 100%, and then the confetti graphic showed on the screen.However, when it was time for my professo...

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I have multiple user reporting the same issue with the Canvas Teacher app on Android. The Attendance (Roll Call) feature is not working. When Attendance is selected, nothing aver loads. The screen either stays blank or is an endless loading screen. D...

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My students are using Canvas on iPads.  I uploaded a document for students to annotate.  This is not through the student annotation feature.  When student went back to continue working on the assignment, all the student's work is gone. Is there a way...

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I know that canvas has a what if grades feature on the web version but it isn’t in the mobile version. I was wondering if there actually is one and I’m not looking in the right place. If not I think that canvas should implement that feature as a qual...

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trying to upload a media video for a assignment and this keeps popping up? help!

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Canvas Mobile Product Blog

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In today's world, maintaining constant connectivity isn't assured. We are happy to share what we have considered and what we have achieved with Canvas offline mode support. The product manager of Canvas Mobile apps is sharing the latest updates. 

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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 feature. If the concept of mobile offline support seems unfamiliar, I r...

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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 learning possibility is a great step towards this goal...

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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 feature enhancement is live as of August 30, 2023. 

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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 Support in the Canvas Student app! This feature will all...

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We have created a short survey to gather insights from you guys and understand what you think, what capabilities you want to see in our app. Your feedback is crucial in determining what we prioritize in our research and development pipeline.

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We see that the ratio of the devices running iOS 14 is relatively low (2.3%) and decreasing, therefore we decided to introduce changes regarding the minimum supported iOS version. The highest app versions which run on devices with iOS 14 are the foll...

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I hope this post will make many of you happy. Well, more accurately not the post itself, but the feature which we are releasing for the Android and iOS Canvas applications. There were tons of incoming requests asking us to let the users decide betwee...

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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 even distance learning considerations can play a rol...

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When you open the Canvas mobile apps, they keep you logged in, even if you put the app to the background or close it completely. This behavior adds convenience for the users and is typically what we expect from a mobile application in 2022. But many ...

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Course description text is cut off the home screen when dynamic text is enabled. (Impact on user: Users may not be able to see the text that describes the course where they are enrolled. This could be confusing for users with neurological or intellec...

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New user management tools allow for more control over individual account access for web and mobile.

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This is the second part of my thoughts regarding student annotations in the mobile apps.

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So, even if it is not obviously visible from the UI, the “traditional” annotations and the “Student Annotation Submission” annotations use different technological approaches under the hood and that should be considered/implemented in the Student App ...

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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 we all do. They matter, not only because 80 million people is a h...

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It's quite important nowadays to be effective. That is true in Canvas Mobile apps too. The idea is to have a "start here" list of items that collects the most important, the most popular features to have them always at hand, so we save time by elimin...

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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 Apps, and not surprisingly I am mostly interested...

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Effective 1 March 2021, we will no longer enable http traffic for any authentication providers in all Canvas mobile apps. This update means we’ll only allow communication over https protocol.

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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!

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Canvas Parent 3.1 beta for Android and iOS - incoming!

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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 curious about how and why we do the things we do, ...

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All about Canvas Parent 3.0 iOS Beta.

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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.

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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. Here’s what the mobile teams are working on.

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Here's some stuff that's worth writing home about!

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It’s about time we published an update from the Canvas mobile teams, don’t you think?

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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.

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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 know more about our mobile strategy, here’s a brief s...

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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-registration is enabled at your institution.

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Canvas Mobile Release Notes

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

In Canvas Teacher 1.32, accessibility improvements are made to the Calendar. 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 7.5, accessibility improvements are made to the Calendar. 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 b...

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In Canvas Student 7.6, Hindi language localization is added. On the Assignment Details and Grades pages, a Graded pill displays once the submission has been graded. When creating a new To Do item, the details page is redesigned. Offline Mode supports...

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In Canvas Teacher 1.31, the Calendar feature is available for instructors. 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 7.4, the calendar has color updates, the first day of the week syncs with web settings and students can add, edit and delete calendar events. Additionally, when inserting a link in the Rich Content Editor, the text field is no longe...

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In Canvas Teacher 1.27.0, Video media, including Canvas Studio media, can be played in full-screen or in picture-in-picture mode on iOS 17. Canvas iOS app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users...

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In Canvas Parent 3.11, embedded media, including Canvas Studio media, can be played in full-screen or in picture-in-picture mode on iOS 17. Additionally, updates have been made to the Calendar filter and interface. Canvas iOS app version updates are ...

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In Canvas Student 7.5.1, Video media, including Canvas Studio media, can be played in full-screen or in picture-in-picture mode on iOS 17. The calendar has various user interface updates. Additionally, Offline mode includes the availability of Announ...

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In Canvas Parent 3.10, in the User Menu, a Mastery Connect Link is available. Additionally, all submission types display the Missing tag and the Grades page interface page is updated. Canvas iOS app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout...

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In Canvas Student 7.4, the Missing tag displays for every type of assignment submission. In offline mode, images are accessible. Furthermore, the Canvas Student app has improved the display of large images. Canvas iOS app version updates are distribu...

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In Canvas Teacher 1.26, anonymous assignments submissions and anonymous ungraded survey submissions display as a numbered list of students. Canvas iOS app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users ...

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In Canvas Parent 3.10, the late submission deduction display is improved and the Course grade display is updated. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The feature...

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In Canvas Student 7.3, attachments are available in Announcements and Discussions when using Offline Mode. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users over time. The features in th...

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In Canvas Student 7.3, anonymous discussions are supported, a Mastery Connect link is available in the User menu and large text is supported in Assignment Details. Canvas iOS app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes ...

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In Canvas Teacher 1.25, anonymous discussions are supported and comments are hidden for students on discussions with availability dates. Additionally, teachers can bulk publish all modules and individual module items and a Mastery Connect link is ava...

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In Canvas Teacher 1.29, instructors can publish or unpublish modules and module items. Additionally, push notification options are updated. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all us...

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In Canvas Student 7.2, reminder notifications for assignments and quizzes are available and push notification categories are updated. Canvas Android app version updates are distributed in a phased rollout, which distributes the update to all users ov...

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In Canvas Student 7.2, students can set assignments and quiz reminders. Additionally, on the Grades page students can view their total grade based on graded assignments only and the interface is updated. Canvas iOS app version updates are distributed...

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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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