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vhlondhe
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APP NOT SUPPORTED. OTHER ALTERNATIVES

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have an almost High Schooler, and a rising middle schooler. We use Canvas for school, but the school DOES NOT support the app at all. so we must have access to the internet at all times to check what homework is due when it is due.

IS there an iphone app besides CANVAS itself, that I can import the homework feed to, and have the option to check off stuff as we get the work submitted? Some examples of these apps that exist include: Homework Pal, or Egenda The homework app....I'm not saying these are the apps it needs to be compatable with, but IS THERE ANY app that it's compatable with similar to these? Something I can just import into instead of reentering everything in?

The Other reason I want to be able to check it off is because all assignments that are on external sites such as IXL and iready do not get checked off right when the assignment is submitted. It must be checked off by the teacher.  As a Parent, it would seem as if these assignments are incomplete. I know my kids get annoyed when they have to explain it about each assignment not checked off.

As far as features, I'm just looking for due dates to be put in, and a check box to be able to check off what is completed already. That's it...

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gnoack
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Hi @vhlondhe ,

I think your best bet is to access Canvas on your iPhone using Safari (or any web browser).  Beyond that, I believe you'd have to coordinate with your school district for any sort of integration with a different app. 

Have you tried to download and use the Canvas app?  I'm not aware that schools can turn off access to the App for their school's Canvas courses.  (I could be very wrong about this.)  Perhaps what they meant by "not supporting the app" is that they won't help with users setting it up. But it may work, regardless. 

 

 

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vhlondhe
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there are many exceptions to keeping track of what is completed and what is not.

1. My student cannot mark out what has been completed on their own. This may be a feature of CANVAS. But I believe it does not get crossed off until the assignment is completed and it shows as "SUBMITTED".

2. If an assignment is on an external website such as IXL or I-Ready, my student cannot mark the item off of his agenda view at all. The Teacher has to mark it off once he/she has received his assignment.

3. FINALLY, the school has made it very clear that they absolutely DO NOT provide support for the APP. In fact, our school really encourages us NOT to use the app. We've been told it is inaccurate, and is up to as many as 2-3 days behind.

As a parent who is helping with homework, and keeping track of what's left to be done, these gaps are frustrating...Even worse, if I helped with some work, and then my husband checks it later with the kids, then my kids have to reiterate all of these details....It's been submitted, but it's on an external site...I'm waiting for the teacher to do this or that (unlock the assignment, for example)...

IS there any app that CANVAS is compatible with that is a basic Calendar and checklist???? Right now I am importing the feed to my family Calendar. It is not ideal. I can at least see the assignments in 1 glance. But I can't do anything with it. Just look at it.

I have downloaded various apps, but I don't see anywhere I can import the ICS. file. And it is way too much information to enter manually for 2 kids every week.

Thank you for your help.

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gnoack
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Hi @vhlondhe ,

I think your best bet is to access Canvas on your iPhone using Safari (or any web browser).  Beyond that, I believe you'd have to coordinate with your school district for any sort of integration with a different app. 

Have you tried to download and use the Canvas app?  I'm not aware that schools can turn off access to the App for their school's Canvas courses.  (I could be very wrong about this.)  Perhaps what they meant by "not supporting the app" is that they won't help with users setting it up. But it may work, regardless. 

 

 

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