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How do I manage courses in the Teacher app on my Android device?

Find your school's Canvas URL

To find your school or institution's Canvas URL, begin typing the name of your school/institution. Results will appear after you type at least 3 characters. For best results be as specific as possible. If you can't find your school, try using any part of your school's name or searching for your school district or state. You may also need to search for the school using the acronym or full name, for example "USU" and "Utah State University".

How do I manage courses in the Teacher app on my Android device?

You can view all your active courses in the Canvas Teacher app. You can also change your course favorites and change the colors for your Dashboard course cards.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

View Dashboard

View Dashboard

The app defaults to your favorite courses. Favorite courses mirror the courses customized drop-down menu in the web version of Canvas.

To view the home page for a course, tap the name of the course.

Edit Dashboard

Edit Dashboard

Changes to your favorite courses will apply to the browser version of Canvas.

To view all your courses, tap the Edit Dashboard link.

Edit Courses

Edit Courses

Tap the star icon next to the course you want to favorite. To remove a favorite, tap the Star icon again. Changes to the favorites page are applied automatically.

Note: The Courses list includes active and concluded courses.

Edit Nickname

Edit Nickname

Course names can be customized with nicknames to help distinguish them throughout other areas of the Canvas Student app. To customize a course, tap the Options icon [1], then tap the Edit nickname option [2].

Create Nickname

Create Nickname

Tap the Course Nickname field [1] and enter the nickname.

Tap the OK link [2].

Edit Course Color

Edit Course Color

To edit the course color, tap the Options icon [1], then tap the Edit course color option [2].

Select Color

Select Color

Tap the new color for your course. The color will automatically apply to your course.

Note: To view the selected color across your entire course card, you can enable the Color Overlay option in the User Menu.

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