Carol Howe

Does the Canvas App Stand Alone?

Discussion created by Carol Howe on Sep 29, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 6, 2016 by Matthew Hamilton

This topic of troubleshooting in the Canvas App was brought up by Everett CC on the WAOL - admin list serv.  The original report was that students aren't able to access "All Courses" and make edits to their Dashboard via the Canvas app on their mobile device.  The solution was for students to log on to a PC desktop, access All Courses, make their edits and then return to using the Canvas App on their mobile device.

Growing numbers of students are using Mobile devices to complete their coursework.  And also growing numbers of students are using only their mobile devices with no access to home pc or internet.

My concern is that it's so easy for Canvas users to assume the Canvas App is all students need to succeed.  I'm thinking that we may have to add specific language to user requirements that mobile access alone is insufficient.  What do you think?  Thank you!