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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!

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robertfelix12
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SOPHIADELEON
Community Member

they should add this i always blind my self while studding or when my teachers lights are off even when my brightness is down 😞

rickh
Community Member

We had requests lately by our students for the Dark Mode to  be available.  One reason is that it does not distract other people in dorm rooms, classrooms, etc.

ZB13
Community Member

We need a dark mode on this app. I don't like being flashed every time I open it to to homework/exams. Needs to be black/white letters/borders or even gray would work well but this white isn't it.

DutchGames
Community Member

because there are students doing computer work at night and a darker background will help them.

AbenezerLakew
Community Member

Just give the children dark mode it's a universal theme now, just wanna let you know that.

AbenezerLakew
Community Member

I'm not who you think I am...

UnnamedEngineer
Community Member

I agree with this sentiment wholeheartedly, However I also feel as though the discussion should also include mention that this should not be simply thrown together by changing a color here and there. A dark theme is functional, and intuitive. There are many important design concepts to consider with a dark theme. Here are some extremely helpful resources.

https://material.io/design/color/dark-theme.html
https://uxdesign.cc/dark-mode-ui-design-the-definitive-guide-part-1-color-53dcfaea5129

We also need to consider how those design concepts differ when creating a dark theme for the mobile app.
Here is a resource that may be useful in that pursuit.

https://material.io/blog/android-dark-theme-tutorial

 

AaronGwin
Community Member

I'm a student that has used Canvas for years.

It's past due for Canvas to provide students such as myself with a dark mode option. If you suggest searching for "dark" instead of "dark mode" as an example of how to search for similar post ideas, then that implies you are already well aware that a dark mode feature is of popular interest in your community. There are posts that go back 3 years requesting a dark mode. There's no excuse for not providing it if you know your community has been in need of it.

It's not just about comfort or leisure. It's an accessibility issue. To quote your ownaccessibility standards, "Ensuring an accessible and pleasant experience to all users, regardless of disability, is a key element of Canvas software." You are falling short of your own standards by failing to provide the students that use your platform a more accessible learning environment. Give us a dark mode.

Thank you in advance for making up for countless nights of unyielding blinding light Canvas screens.

Sincerely,

A disgruntled student

mj0728
Community Member

This would be so helpful. I get such a headache from the brightness of the canvas website.

LvO_
Community Member

Give canvas a darkmode function

AaronTomlinson
Community Member

Dark Theme must be created!  This screen is killing my eyes!  Please make this happen.  This thread is 3.5 years old and you still haven't done anything about it?  How hard can it be to provide dark theme?

llaestad
Community Member

Please, please, make a dark mode. For those of us with vision impairment this is an accessibility issue. It's an absolute nightmare to use speed grader with that bright white screen.

DouglasEgger
Community Member

add a dark mode I look at it all day and it hurts my eyes

DouglasEgger
Community Member

add a dark mode

DouglasEgger
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 ignore this I just thought this Screenshot 2021-10-26 124910.jpg

 

 

 

PhoenixTeahouse
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We've all been stuck at home, our work and school lives relegated to a variety of computer screens for almost two years now, and honestly I think we can all agree that staring at a bright white screen for long periods of time can almost certainly cause regular headaches or unnecessary eyestrain. I'm hoping that canvas can finally do something about the user interface we've all come to know, and make it so that those of us who spend hours working on projects, math homework, papers, don't have to also sacrifice our eyes and physical wellbeing to get our work done. 

 

There are chrome extensions out there for canvas dark mode, but I firmly believe we shouldn't have to look beyond canvas itself for a solution to our eye strain and migraines of epic proportion. Thank you for your time. 

KailynnHall
Community Member

Make a dark mode in canvas

Lr13
Community Member

Being as most programs have dark mode, I think canvas should also have the option as well. Being on the computer studying for hours makes it hard with the bright white background. My eyes would appreciate it!!! Thank you!!!!!!!

Edd1
Community Member

That so cool good Job!