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Canvas Student Release Notes (iOS 6.7)

Canvas Student Release Notes (iOS 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 enrolled in automatic updates over time. The features in these notes may not immediately be available, but iOS users can manually update the app at any time in the iTunes Store. The Canvas Student iOS App requires iOS 12.0 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.

iOS Student App Conferences page

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

Login

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. 

iOS login page with QR code login link

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Date
2020-03-25Release Notes Published
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Question about the QR code. For schools that use SAML, will students using the QR code then be directed to sign in via the school's authentication system as the next step? I assume the QR code wouldn't bypass the requirement to enter login credentials, but want to double check. Thanks!

I do not have an answer for you, tim.kato@ubc.ca, but the "Mobile App Login QR Code" section of the "Ready Release Notes (2020-03-28)" at https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-18596#jive_content_id_Mobile_App_Login_QR_Code may help you a little bit.

Hi, Tim,

The QR code is helping students skip the part where they don't know their institution's Canvas URL. It helps identify their school, and then after that, the rest of the signup process is status quo for however they log in.

Thanks!

Erin

Thanks Erin! That's what we figured, but didn't want to assume. Much appreciated! Tim

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