Hey! I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to make a particular link open in the devices default browser instead of within the Canvas App? I have a special use case where I have something that students interact with, that doesn't work in the app, but does work in the mobile browser. I wanted to put a link in that will push the students to the web version, but since it is linking to something inside of Canvas it just keeps loading the page in the app.
Hey, Matt. This isn't possible. The only way to get a link to open outside the app:
If you find something different, please let me know!
Actually, I'm noticing that iOS is now opening all my links in Safari if they are linked from a Canvas Page? Not sure if that is new, a glitch in my app, or intended? Try that from a Canvas Page and let me know what you find out.
Hi! Thanks for this info. I think this will solve a problem with some kids ipads being able to open a link and others that cannot.
just fyi, the link above seems to not work any longer. Here is the new link: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Student-iOS-Guide/What-Student-app-options-can-I-manage-fr...