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Canvas Student Release Notes (iOS 6.8)

Canvas Student Release Notes (iOS 6.8)

In Canvas Student 6.8, the Calendar has been redesigned and allows the creation of to-do items within the app. In-progress BigBlueButton conferences can be launched from the Dashboard.

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.

Release Notes Change Log

Updated Features



Month View

The Calendar has been redesigned to update the interface. This change also provides consistency for the Calendar across other Canvas apps.

Students can tap the name of the month to expand and collapse the monthly calendar. Any items within the current week display as agenda items below the calendar.

New Student Calendar view

Students can also add new To-Do calendar items directly in the app.

Note: Currently To-Do items created in the app only display in the Calendar; items will display in the To-Do list in a future release. 

New To-Do item in the Canvas Student app


In-Progress BigBlueButton Conferences

Students can join BigBlueButton Conferences from the Student app. When a conference for a course is already in progress, the conference displays in the Dashboard, and students can join the conference directly from the Dashboard.

Dashboard with an in-progress conference notification

Release Notes Change Log


2020-04-06Release Notes Published
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erinhallmark, With this update, will students now be able to see ungraded items, like to-do dates on pages or ungraded discussions, on the in-app calendar? Or do these changes just apply to student-created to-do items?

Hi, Katie,

Right now it's just for student created to-do items. Our teams are still making improvements for the to-do list functionality and they'll keep releasing as they're made available.



Hey, Katie,

As an update, we reconfirmed this and to-do items should be showing up for students in the calendar, as long as the calendar is selected in the Calendars list. 

Right now To Do items don't show in the actual To Do list, which requires an update to that API. Our mobile team is trying to get that update going. 



 I really wish there was a community app instead of just the schooling app. Love it either way

A new update has been made available for Canvas Student: Canvas Student 6.9



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