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Instructure

Canvas by Instructure Release Notes (Android 5.7)

In this Canvas by Instructure update, the app supports Arc assignment submissions for students, Conversations message attachments, and multiple dropdown quiz questions.

 

Download the Canvas by Instructure app in the Play Store. Version 5.6 requires Android 4.2 or later.

 

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Assignments

Arc Video Submissions

Canvas by Instructure supports Arc video submissions for assignments. Arc is an online video platform that makes learning more impactful through active collaboration.

 

The Arc integration allows users to select a video in their Arc account or upload a new video from their device to Arc for submission on an assignment. Arc must be enabled in the account for this submission option to be displayed.

 

 

Inbox

Add Attachments to New Messages

Attachments can be added to new messages in the Canvas by Instructure app.

 

 

 

  Updated Features

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Quizzes

Multiple Dropdown Questions

The Canvas by Instructure app natively supports Multiple Dropdown quiz questions.

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Surveyor

Could we get some details on recent updates to this app? It just updated to 5.7.9 and have not had a meaningful set of release notes since January. 

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Community Team
Community Team

Hi, Kenneth,

The release for 5.7.9 is what we call a patch set, which is just bug fixes or other non-feature adjustments. All releases since 5.7 have been patch sets and don't include release notes. This specific update includes support for the new Android operating system. Any notable changes to the app will be identified by release notes in an upcoming release.

Thanks,

Erin

Surveyor

Hi Erin,

Since this came out, none of our Android users can use the app on their phones. I've had our authentication person look at this, and it appears the app isn't redirecting properly. I have a ticket open, as this looks like it's not on our end, but on how the app is redirecting incorrectly. 

Thanks,
Sam

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Community Team
Community Team

Hi, Sam,

Thanks for creating a case so our team can look into that behavior. We appreciate it!

Thank you,

Erin

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Community Team
Community Team

Hello everyone,

We are excited to announce a new release to the Canvas Student app for Android. Release notes can be found here: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13968-canvas-by-instructure-release-notes-android-57?sr=sea...‌. Comments on this page will now be closed as all conversation should now take place in the notes for the most current release. Have a great day!