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Modules tab in Canvas Teacher app

Modules tab in Canvas Teacher app

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Currently the Canvas Teacher app does not allow teachers to view, rearrange, edit, or publish their modules in a site. It would be great if, at a minimum, Teachers could view a site's modules like students can in the Student app (it is unclear why this is unavailable to staff). However, ideally the app would also let Teachers edit, rearrange, and publish their modules and the items within them.

Modules are a crucial part of Canvas. Our teaching staff use them to structure learning materials, assignments, quizzes, pages, and other information for students across the teaching period. It would be highly beneficial for them to be able to manage this remotely using their mobile devices.

Two example use cases:

1. If there is an item or module that is unpublished, and a student emails the teacher because they cannot access it, the mobile app should allow the teacher to go in and publish the materials quickly and easily (similarly, if there is something that should no longer be published to students, the teacher should be able to quickly amend this).

2. If an assignment or discussion needs to be moved from one module to another, so that it's clear to students when it needs to be completed, this should also be possible in a mobile application.

25 Comments
rgcummings
Community Member

Current Status:

You can now view course modules from the teacher mobile app.  In this current view, you can see if a module is published or not. (see image)

 

Current Teacher app view of modulues

 

Proposed Enhancement:

From the mobile view where you can see if a module is published or not, you should allow the teacher to tap on the icon to publish or unpublished that module. This is the next easy enhancement for the teacher app.

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

rgcummings, when the Modules enhancement was added to Canvas Teacher in May, we elected to keep this idea open for voting and consider it partially completed in light of the original request:

Currently the Canvas Teacher app does not allow teachers to view, rearrange, edit, or publish their modules in a site.

Since this request already encompasses the request to publish modules through the app, it's not necessary to create a new idea.

jennifer_garwoo
Community Member

Yes- this would be very helpful. If I'm not at my computer but forgot to publish something, this would be easy to fix on the fly.

ClaireBorja
Community Participant

Yes this should be adapated.

JimFitch
Community Member

Please provide the ability to publish modules from the teacher app.

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