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Dark Theme/Dark Mode for Canvas

Dark Theme/Dark Mode for Canvas

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Hello all! I am a student, and I am here to suggest an idea that I thought would make Canvas more personalized. I think a dark theme would be great for Canvas since some students like to stay up at night (not me), and the bright white light from Canvas can hurt their eyes. The main reason why I want it is because it would look better on my computer. Youtube and Google have these options, why not Canvas? Thank you for reading!

172 Comments
Koosh
Community Member

dark mode, thats it

Sarah191
Community Member

We would love to have a dark mode 

EmmaEngle
Community Member

A dark mode would be great for Canvas as I often find myself having been on Canvas for hours at a time and a dark mode would help ease the strain on my eyes. It would also be fun to be able to customize the colors to make your personal Canvas dashboard more reflective of who you are or bring some enjoyment to doing homework.  

Noah123456
Community Member

I get headaches looking at a white screen and a dark mode would make it so much nicer.

mpfaff1
Community Participant

Agree. This is a pretty standard usability feature of other major websites nowadays. 

MilesDitto
Community Member

Please add dark mode to canvas. It would be very helpful since I am looking at a computer screen everyday and would like this feature.

student129
Community Member
 
JOSIAHPALOMINO
Community Member

On Canvas there should be a Dark Mode so that way it is not super bright when I am trying to work and other apps have a dark mode that I like but it bothers me that Canvas does not even have a Dark Mode so I hope you can take this idea into consideration.

chofer
Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi @JOSIAHPALOMINO ...

There is already an existing Feature Idea called Dark Theme for Canvas - Canvas Community that you might be interested in following.  If you feel that the Feature Idea link I've provided aligns with something you'd like to see implemented by Instructure (the company that makes Canvas), then you might want to rate that idea with a star and also post a comment to that thread letting their engineers know why this would be important to you.

I hope this will be of help!

MAURICEJONES
Community Member
 
DominicZappia
Community Member

A Dark Mode option would be nice to have. It's easier on the eyes, and after coming off of a dark-themed page it won't be as blinding.

Norellio
Community Member

I'm using some extension add-on rn but plz do add dark mode 

YJ3
Community Member

Especially during late night sessions, a dark mode in canvas would be an amazing addition, as it would help reduce eye strain considering everything is now online.

jradams01
Community Member

Have the option to turn on a dark mode to make it easier on the eyes. This would change the white background to black and possible make the outlines white or something.

dbell72
Community Member

Please, please, please.

My pandemic "office" is in my basement. And Canvas is literally the only thing I cannot adjust. I teach graphic design and web design so I'm already on the computer for far more hours than most.

While teaching via Zoom, I even warn my students when I am screen sharing and about to switch to Canvas because the vividness of the white is not just jarring, it is painful.

And I would be absolutely fine with having to alter some of my own content to work with a dark mode feature. Give us an option to preview our content in both modes. Give us the option to create a dark mode version. I think these would be welcomed additions by all users of the platform.

EthanSaunders
Community Member

It would be nice if the websites could utilize Dark mode to help when the sites are used at night to help reduce strain while trying to read them.

JaedanTatum
Community Member

Dark mode would be an amazing feature as a bright white screen strains the eyes greatly. 

SheeeeeSh
Community Member

how is dark mode still not a thing on pc? it has been 3 years since the start of the thread. honestly makes no sense. 

StinkerIsStinky
Community Member

Me and my peers have trouble reading on black on white, so it would be nice to be able to invert some colors, most technology for education purposes has a dark mode anyway, so i´d be nice if Canvas did too.

ORIANADIAZ
Community Member

Canvas hurts my eyes and contrasts harshly against my other apps and my browser in which are in dark mode.