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Access to the STUDENT VIEW on an iPad or other tablet

Access to the STUDENT VIEW on an iPad or other tablet

I can access STUDENT VIEW on the computer, but not on the iPad App. I need to be able to see Student View on the iPad as my district is 1:1 with iPads.

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

For more information, please read through the https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-26725-canvas-teacher-release-notes-ios-111 .

37 Comments
Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

This idea is now open for voting Wed. October 7, 2015 - Wed. January 6, 2015.

For more information on the voting process check out How does the voting process work for feature ideas?

14905
Community Member

Agreed! Teachers would love an option to toggle to the Student View on an iPad within the app to preview what the student experience looks like on the iOS device.

michael_hornbac
Community Member

Thank you for requesting this James. It would make life a lot easier here at my high school if teachers could see student view on iPads. The desktop/browser student view just doesn't translate for teachers. And for many who aren't comfortable with Canvas or just haven't used it very long, this would be invaluable for them in using this with students.

jlg65
Community Participant

I have the same issue using the Canvas App for Android. It would be very helpful to have student view on the mobile apps so we can view the course design from the student perspective and ensure we are providing appropriate instruction.

itadmin
Community Contributor

Another option would be to have an iPad/mobile emulator of sorts running on the desktop browser as a popup window which would mean you could do some rough testing even if you didn't have a device handy

rseilham
Community Coach
Community Coach

Admins can already masquerade on the mobile apps, so opening this to different roles to access their Test Student seems possible.

kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

I do not use the Canvas App on my mobile devices. I access Canvas via a browser. The app is too limited in its functionality.

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

This would be a tremendous aid in designing courses for the app.

buellj
Community Contributor

This would be a huge help in testing too.

s_eberhard
Community Participant

I'd like to see the student view works for both the tablet devices as well as the mobile phones.

We have staff wanting to try out doing online quiz in class and at the moment, I need to go borrow some people to be added as students to test things out.

Also that won't work for our teaching staff to try and do these themselves either.

So being able to access student view on the apps (regardless of the device) would be great!

peytoncraighill
Instructure
Instructure

Really neat idea...

Given how limited course facilitation functionality is in the Canvas mobile app, I wonder how many people are using that app to facilitate their courses. In other words, are you even interested in seeing the teacher's perspective from the mobile app as long as the functionality associated with teachers is so limited, or would it be more appropriate to only ever show the student's perspective? (And in other, other words, as a teacher, are you currently only using the Canvas mobile app to reference course material that students are interacting with? What kind of teacher-specific functionality are you currently using in the Canvas app?)

Thanks for the feedback!!

jbrady2
Community Champion

This would be an ideal feature. As someone who has an interest in mobile learning in general and how to leverage Canvas for that purpose specifically, I currently test mobile compatibility using the free account, but this means that I then have to duplicate work adding or removing items or features from the free account for testing, and then doing the same in my institution's account.

allierib
Community Member

I also added this as a suggestion...It would be very helpful for teachers to be able to toggle between 'student view' and 'teacher view' on the iPad (as you can using the browser) when teachers are leading instruction in-class .

sriramr
Community Member

All of us in Wellesley would love this feature especially where our MS is a 1:1 iPad program.  It is very helpful for teachers to show what a student view looks to the class during instruction.  Students will greatly benefit from this feature.

clarkem
Community Member

Just wanted to chime in here on the importance of this feature for teachers who use Canvas in class. SO much of what we do as teachers is​ modeling, and it's really hard to model the use of Canvas if we can't show our students exactly what they see.

wade1
Community Participant

I am so glad that this is moving forward...I definitely want to see what my students see to help them navigate through the course.  I now realize that they could be lost if they don't know about the differences between mobile and desktop.

We are switching from BB to Canvas and I was told that the student view was "perfect"...sorry to say that it isn't until I can get it in Mobile!

peytoncraighill
Instructure
Instructure

Moving to Under Consideration...we'll figure something out.

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

This idea was moved from Under Consideration stage (no longer in use) to the Product Radar stage.  

This change was made as part of a feature idea process evolution.  Find more information, and contribute insights, by joining Focus Group: DRAFT Feature Idea Space

klundstrum
Community Coach
Community Coach

I hope that this idea is still under consideration! Teachers enjoy having the Student View from their desktops, and I frequently hear the question, "Why can't we do this on the iPad?" We provide our students with iPads, and to be able to really understand what they see is important! Right now, granted, it's close with the Canvas by Instructure app. However, with the launch of Canvas Teacher App‌, the value of this feature increases. Right now, I plan to keep both apps on my iPad so I can adjust things with Teacher but demo things with "Student". 

rseilham
Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi,  @peytoncraighill ‌! Any updates on this one? Thanks!