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Canvas Parent Release Notes (iOS 3.1)

Canvas Parent Release Notes (iOS 3.1)

In this Canvas Parent update, users can access the Canvas Inbox from the Global Navigation menu. Additionally, they can also message instructors from course grade and assignment details pages. Users can also add student observees and manage the displayed student from the Parent App dashboard.

Download the Canvas Parent app in the iTunes Store. Version 3.0 requires iOS 12.0 or later.

New Features


Canvas Inbox


The Canvas Parent Global Navigation menu includes a Canvas Inbox link, which compiles all messages that may be sent by users from various locations in the app. This update allows users to communicate clearly and quickly with instructors about student progress, assignments, and grades.

Canvas Messaging—Global Navigation

Users can message course instructors from the course page and from individual assignment details pages. When a message is sent from a course or assignment details page, the course instructor is automatically selected as the message recipient, and the subject field includes the student, assignment, and course name. 

Canvas Messaging—Course and Assignment Pages

Updated Features


Parent App Dashboard

Student Selector

Users can view all observed students from the application dashboard to make adding and viewing students easier. If more than one student is being observed, users can select the student they wish to view and add new students to observe from the student selector. 

Parent App Dashboard—Student Selector

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