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Make Teacher App Match Student App (Suggestion)

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Is there a way to make the teacher app look or at least show all of the same things a student sees? For example, when I go into the teacher app to demonstrate where to find something, "Modules" is not on the navigation pane of the teacher app, but it is on the student app navigation pane. It can be very confusing when trying to demonstrate something or show them where to go in a classroom, but students are not viewing the same thing. This was a cause for frustration because for whatever reason, there is a glitch where Canvas is not having assignments appear under "Assignments" in the student app and I have to talk several students through what to do and cannot show them because:

A. Teacher app does not have modules, student app does, assignment appears in modules

B. Teacher app has assignments, student app does, but assignment is not showing up

I have done all I know how to do to make everything work, this has been a weird, recent issue.

Thanks in advance.

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KristinL
Community Team
Community Team

Hi Dorothy -

Canvas Teacher was designed to keep the essentials front-and-center for teachers.

I teach at a school with 1:1 iPads, and my students access Canvas via Canvas Student a great majority of the time. Because Canvas Teacher feels different (by design!) than Canvas Student, I have both Canvas Teacher and Canvas Student installed on my iPad. When I demonstrate anything or walk my students through the Canvas course, I open Canvas Student. That way, I see what my students see. ...yet I don't give up the awesome functionality and features that Canvas Teacher provides.

While this isn't what you're referring to in your question, you may be interested in this idea:

https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/11268-allow-faculty-to-have-a-mobile-view-like-student-view?sr...

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KristinL
Community Team
Community Team

Hi Dorothy -

Canvas Teacher was designed to keep the essentials front-and-center for teachers.

I teach at a school with 1:1 iPads, and my students access Canvas via Canvas Student a great majority of the time. Because Canvas Teacher feels different (by design!) than Canvas Student, I have both Canvas Teacher and Canvas Student installed on my iPad. When I demonstrate anything or walk my students through the Canvas course, I open Canvas Student. That way, I see what my students see. ...yet I don't give up the awesome functionality and features that Canvas Teacher provides.

While this isn't what you're referring to in your question, you may be interested in this idea:

https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/11268-allow-faculty-to-have-a-mobile-view-like-student-view?sr...

Yes. I am aware that the student app can be used, but I am just wondering why have to use two separate apps as a teacher? Just curious. Thank you for your help. I will look into the idea you shared. 

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