The Canvas Student app helps you access your courses and groups while you are away from a computer browser. he app provides functionality to view and participate in a course or group, as well as view your course calendars, To-Do items, notifications, Conversations messages, and grades.
The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.
Not all Canvas features are supported on the app at this time.
The Canvas Student app uses your device's settings to set the time zone used within the app.
To change the language displayed in the Student app, select a language in Canvas from a web browser, log out of the Student app, and log in again.
When you log in to the Canvas Student app, the default landing page is the Dashboard. Learn how to change your landing page.
The Dashboard displays all your current courses and groups, including your favorite courses. The Dashboard can also display overall grades in each course. Learn how to view your Dashboard.
The Calendar displays events and assignments for your courses and groups. Learn how to view the calendar.
View To Do List
The To Do list gives a quick view of upcoming course activities that have not yet been completed. Learn how to view the To-Do List.
Notifications gives you an overview of all course notifications such as changes to an assignment due date, newly created assignment, course announcement, or a reply to a subscribed discussion. You can also view specific course notifications within each of your courses. Learn how to view Notifications.
The Inbox displays all Conversations messages in the Canvas Student app. Learn how to view the Inbox.
View New Items Indicator
If there are new items in the To Do list or Messages, a red indicator will appear next to the relevant icon. This indicator lets you know about updates in these areas when you are in another part of the app.