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Canvas Student Release Notes (Android 6.7)

Canvas Student Release Notes (Android 6.7)

In Canvas Student 6.7, the app natively supports the Conferences page. Additionally, as of 2020-03-28, students can use a QR code to log in to the app.

Canvas Student 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 in the Play Store. The Canvas Student Android app requires Android 5.0 or later.

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Conferences

Native Page Support

The Canvas Student App natively supports the Conferences page. This change helps students view conferences created in a course.

The Conferences page displays all upcoming, in-process, and concluded conferences for the course. Students can tap an in-process conference and join the conference directly from the app. Depending on the conference platform, the app will redirect the student to the mobile browser version of the conference.

Android Conferences Page in Student app

Concluded conferences display recordings, but the recording may take some time to display.

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QR Code

To coordinate with the Canvas web release, this feature will not be available until 2020-03-28

Students can use a QR code to log in to the Canvas Student app. This change helps students more easily log into the Canvas Student App without having to know their institution’s Canvas URL or searching for their school.

The Login page displays a QR Code link, which shows students where to find the QR code in the browser version of Canvas. 

Login page for Android Student app with QR link

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Date
2020-03-25Release Notes Published
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Hi there, a query on Conferences and the line, 'Depending on the conference platform, the app will redirect the student to the mobile browser version of the conference.' What exactly does that mean?

Kirsten

Hi, Kirsten,

Canvas now integrates with multiple conference platforms, not just BigBlueButton. An instructor may have set up a Zoom meeting, Microsoft Hangouts, etc. So it will send the user to the appropriate platform for the conference setup.

Thanks!

Erin

Hi Erin,

Does Canvas also integrate with Microsoft Teams?

Thanks,

Nancy W.

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