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Canvas Parent Mobile Features

Canvas Parent Mobile Features

This document compares the features available in the Canvas Parent app on Android and iOS devices and Canvas web.


The following tables show the current functionality comparison between the web version of Canvas and the Canvas Parent app. Additional features will be added based on development priorities. 

To compare app functionality for other user types, please view the Canvas Student mobile features document or the Canvas Teacher mobile features document. The Canvas mobile applications require Android 8.0 or later and iOS 13.0 or later.

Notes:

  • Observers must be linked to a student to access the listed features.
  • Your institution and/or instructor may limit your access to certain Canvas features. If you have questions about Canvas features, contact your institution or instructor.
  • For more information on pairing codes, view the Pairing Codes - Frequently Asked Questions PDF.

Navigation

 

 

v 3.5

v 3.3

Features

Web

iOS App

Android App

Dashboard

✔️  ✔️ ✔️

    View Courses

✔️ ✔️ ✔️

    View Groups

✔️ ✖️ ✖️

    View Observed Student(s)

✔️ ✔️ ✔️

Courses

    View Courses

✔️  ✔️ ✔️

    View Course Home Page*

✔️ ✔️ ✔️

Alerts

    View Alerts

✖️ ✔️ ✔️

Profile

    Get Help**

✔️ ✔️ ✔️

    Set Profile Picture

✔️ ✔️ ✔️

    Manage Students

✔️ ✔️ *** ✔️ ***

    Switch Users 

✔️ ✔️  ✔️ 

    Push Notifications

✖️ ✔️ ✔️

 

*The home page displayed in the app varies depending on the option selected by the instructor.

**The Help menu is customized by your school and may not be available.

***Managing students in the app allows you to create alerts.

 

Course Features

 

 

v 3.5

v 3.3

Features

Web

iOS App

Android App

Announcements

View Announcements  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️

Assignments

View Assignment Submissions ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
View Assignment Rubrics ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

Calendar

View Calendar ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Add Calendar Items ✖️ ✖️ ✖️
Edit Calendar Items ✖️ ✖️ ✖️

Collaborations

View Collaborations ✔️ ✖️ ✖️

Conversations

View Messages ✔️  In-context Messages In-context Messages 
Reply to Messages ✔️  In-context Messages In-context Messages 

Conferences (Webview)

View Conferences ✔️ ✖️ ✖️
Join Conferences ✔️ ✖️ ✖️

Discussions

View Discussions ✔️ ✔️  ✔️ 

Files

View Personal Files/Folders ✔️ ✖️ ✖️
View Course Files/Folders ✔️ ✖️ ✖️
Preview Files ✔️ ✖️ ✖️
Search Files ✔️ ✖️ ✖️

Grading

View Grades  ✔️ ✔️  ✔️ 

Modules

View Modules  ✔️ ✖️ ✖️

Outcomes

View Outcomes ✔️ ✖️ ✖️

Pages

View Pages  ✔️  ✔️ ^ ✔️ ^

People

View People ✖️ ✖️ ✖️
Message Teacher  ✔️  ✔️ ✔️

Quizzes

View Quiz Details ✔️ ✖️ ✖️

Rubrics

View Rubric Feedback ✔️ ✖️ ✖️


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Last update: 2021-06-09

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