Canvas Student

Canvas Student

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.20.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Instructure Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
24,295 Ratings
$ 0

Canvas Student App

It’s time to get in touch with your education. Your Canvas content goes everywhere with you on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Canvas Student allows you to: • View your Canvas activity stream • Stay on top of your to do items • View your course schedule and syllabus • Read and participate in course discussions • Turn in homework assignments • Upload files, videos, and audio recordings • Read, create, and reply to inbox messages • Study and navigate course pages • View grades for your courses and individual assignments • View submissions and participate in comment discussions with your instructor • Access and participate in Canvas groups If your school is using Instructure Canvas, grab the Student app and keep your education within reach.


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Canvas Student app reviews

  • FIX IT!!!! 3/5

    By MissClair
    I use canvas very frequently and I like it for the most part. The MAJOR ISSUE I have is that the calendar does not work! I can see my classes and that my teachers have posted something but, I can’t see what they posted like I can on my computer. This is the thing that I cant stand about canvas. Another thing is that I stopped receiving notifications from the app. This drives me crazy as well. On top of that when I try to add an attachment it says that there was an error. Only being honest: the app would be so much better if these would be fixed. It makes me so mad when i have to log in to canvas on my phone just to look at something. FIX IT
  • Okay, Could Be Better 3/5

    By skwalker6582
    All of my classes are one this app and, for the most part, it works really well. The most frustrating thing is when I get a notification, click on it, and then it doesn’t take me to what the notification was about, just the homepage with all my classes. For example: Yesterday my teacher added a new file and canvas sent me a notification. I clicked on it and instead of going to the new file or even just the file page under that class I had to go in and follow the steps to find it myself. It’s more annoying than anything else, especially since I have a tendency to click without looking at what the notification says, then have to go back and try to remember what it is I’m looking for.
  • Not useful anymore 1/5

    By Fever chance
    I used to be able to view my assignments via the calendar page. Now nothing appears and I have to pull out my laptop and log on. It’s gotten less convenient and less useful. Don’t update your app!
  • Please fix this bug in this wonderful app! 5/5

    By A honest review (:
    I absolutely love the Canvas app! The quick and easy access through my phone makes college way more manageable. However, for some reason my to do list is not loading any assignments anymore. I would really love for this bug to be fixed because i simply cannot handle college without this app. ;)
  • Not a very good anything 1/5

    By soundneutral
    As an app and website, it really is not very efficient for teachers or students. Teachers have to manually put in the grades from canvas onto encore and sometimes they forget to publish an assignment so the kids don’t see their homework and it just screws everyone up.
  • I hate school 1/5

    By Capper you
    School is the worst, and this app certainly makes it worse.
  • One of the worst apps 1/5

    By 21sean
    Slow and poorly designed.
  • Not working 4/5

    By imaginativeexplorer
    This app normally works great and am very thankful for it, however for the past 2 days no matter if I log on with my iPhone or iPad it keeps saying stale request. Can this please be addressed?
  • Great app, could use minor update 4/5

    By Jeff.Siegman
    I absolutely love this apps usability. I just have a couple suggestions to make it a little more user friendly. Not sure if this matters, but I go to Ashford University. First, it would be nice to have your own posts displayed at the top of each discussion, so they are easier to locate. Instead of having to scroll down through every other post just to find your own. Second, although the notifications are nice, they can also be a bit annoying. Especially since clicking on the notification does not take you directly to the specific reply of that post. It simply takes you into the app and then you have to “guess” who commented and on which post. Those are my only two suggestions/complaints. Other than that, the app is awesome! Fix these two things and I’ll change my rating to 5 stars.
  • Good 4/5

    By cwebb95
  • Mobile site is better. Notifications are helpful 3/5

    By Rhombiiiii
    I only keep the app because it gives me immediate notifications. The interface itself as far more cluttered and cannot be used as effectively as the website. Could be a lot better
  • Widget Not Working 4/5

    By lannnnnnay
    It would defiantly be better if the student grades widget was functioning properly.
  • What’s going on?? 4/5

    By #hashtagr
    I love love love the canvas app because it allows me to easily access my class data and assignments. However, recently I’ve been experiencing a problem in my “to do” tab. It’s supposed to tell me all of my upcoming homework assignments but whenever I click on it nothing appears. I’ve tried reloading but nothing works. Please help!!
  • Horrible!!! 1/5

    By PrincessxLuna
    I can log onto my Canvas account via mobile on my phone with absolutely NO issues. But when I try to log into the app with literally all of the same information, it won’t let me.
  • Videos aren't working in app 1/5

    By Uncle Dunkel
    MP4 Lectures aren't working.
  • Awesome 5/5

    By MADDOG💋
    I honestly can’t think of a better app. I love it so much. It is so much easier to do tests on canvas than on paper. I love canvas and I totally recommend it to everyone!!!!!!!!😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
  • Bugss 1/5

    By Sshdjhklljnv1283833627)€.£,'dgjdnx
    Use to work fine.. now with new update it freezes when opening files. Always finding myself having to swipe canvas out of my multitasking because it freezes
  • Notifications 1/5

    By hjajeh
    I have everything on as far as notifications, but I still can’t get the notifications to appear on my iPhone.
  • Not ready for prime time 1/5

    By Pazcur
    1) discussion forum is prolly the most important functionality yet it lacks basic features. 2) the app does not reformat the content for mobile! Hard to read/navigate Fix these two things and I’ll change my rating.
  • Upload feature Needs to be fixed IMMEDIATELY 1/5

    By Saramooziña
    The upload feature for assignments, modules or a created page by an instructor, only allows students to upload or create video and to upload a file is constricted only to pictures. Now canvas has access to my entire photo collection. Not appreciated, please fix for a smooth semester :) Thank you A fellow tech student
  • Like it! Gives me a way to check on my child's progress! 4/5

    By Soccer-mommy
    I use Canvas daily for assignments and grades. I like to know the work my son is doing in school. Helps parents to be in the know about school work!
  • App crashes after posting 4/5

    By Lolpollo
    Hi! Love the app, very nice to have it on my iPhone to check grades. I’ve ran into a problem, though. When I post in the discussion forums, immediately after my entry is posted, the app crashes. Hope you can get this fixed ASAP! Thanks!
  • Please fix the bug 4/5

    By intfrog
    The assignment details can't be shown correctly. Every time when I try to see the details of assignment, it will first show correctly and then refresh by itself, when the assignment detail turns to "This assignment has no details." Every time I need to go backward and then select the assignment again for several times to see it correctly shown.
  • Great app but has some bugs 4/5

    By Deana W
    For the most part, this app works really well. However, the app crashes when I open it since the Feb. 2 update. It then will finish opening, but will crash again after a minute or so. It’s nothing major; just an annoyance.
  • Still nearly useless 1/5

    By Ann0D0mini
    The app will not load discussions with more than a few participants. I cannot use the app for the most important parts of my program. Please release the replacement soon! But make sure it can load discussions. And when a push notification comes through, it’s useful to go to the thing (comment, grade, message) and not just the home screen. That is useless, and another example of how absolutely terrible this app is.
  • Where are groups? 3/5

    By Caniserre
    I can't find my class groups through the app. They are accessible under the People tabs when accessing Canvas through a computer, but can't find it on the app.
  • Everyone needs this! 4/5

    By Liz239
    Love the app. I could easily access assignments and class information without having to go to my computer. The only minor thing I wish it would allow me do is, sync the in app calendar with my iPhone calendar. Again minor detail.
  • Needs to support iOS split screen 3/5

    By DavidHammett
    Unless this app fully supports split-screen feature for iPad on iOS it will not be as useful as the safari browser website. This should be a no-brainer to add this feature to the app. Until then I will continue using the browser version. Hope you see this!
  • Crashes after last few updates 1/5

    By happydachsies
    Every time I open a Text submitted assignment, the app crashes. Regression issues, functionality that worked before breaks. Who’s doing the QA?
  • Your best friend in college ! 5/5

    By Lili_whitesides
    I was absolutely terrified to start college because I’ve always been told it’s super hard and stressful. I was also ofraid of being unclear about assignments and due dates and how to do the assignment. So far, canvas has completely changed my view on college itself. My professors are more helpful than ever because everything is on canvas ! Love love love it!
  • Please Add function Play video without asking password!!! 1/5

    By **Sheroziy**
    Every time I use this application, it’s keep asking password on video section even if I’m inside my login page . I have already entered my login and password still asking password to watch videos. Please add functionality to save password for video section. It’s annoying to enter login and password every time we try to watch class video
  • Can’t sign into my school 1/5

    By armstrongjoshuad
    I can sign in on the computer but not on the app. Waste of space on your device. Don’t download it.
  • Awfully slow 2/5

    By DoctorDrawk
    It takes way too long for things to load, even with a stable and fast internet connection. It’s supposed to be a quick and portable way of checking up on your class assignments/grades, but with the time it takes to load anything it’s really not worth it.
  • Crashed App 1/5

    By AurumAsh
    I tried accessing my Canvas account around 3am PST and could not as the app crashed. I was greeted by a pop up message that was obviously a spammer. This is the first time that this has happened. It’s finals week and I can’t access Canvas. Please fix the crash.

    By Roman.C
    It shows the name and the date added but that’s it plz help
  • Hot TRASH 1/5

    By Ultamate Kid
    This app doesn’t even have my school on its search system.... I can’t even log into my account to view my classes, but the website version of canvas works every time I log in. This app is total trash and buggy. I don’t think it’s my iPhone X fault that it’s not working.
  • 👍🏾👍🏾 5/5

    By Bobrob132
  • Canvas is great! 5/5

    By LiveLoveLiz
    I love using the canvas app. It's super intuitive and makes it easy for me to stay in contact with my teachers and organize my classes!
  • No landscape view 2/5

    By edithosb
    Used for an online class, wanting to use the app in my phone. There are NO controls in the embedded video for pause or repeat. There is NO landscape mode. Really hard to use for lectures. Canvas is okay on a laptop, but the app isn’t fully ready for videos and media. I’m sure they are working on it, but don’t think you can do your entire class with the app on a phone.
  • Bad changes... 2/5

    By wwallet
    Since you last updated I can’t see anything that the teachers post. I’m not able to click on the link!
  • It ate my homework 1/5

    By ShuyiZhang
    My computer suddenly ran out of power, and when I restart it. My homework was completely gone because canvas submission doesn’t save what I have tapped.
  • Flawless 5/5

    By Birkhei
    Thank you for new update,
  • Don’t update! (Jan 26, 2018) 2/5

    By Layke Charles
    Terrible. Grades tab now takes you to desktop version which is not easy to navigate on iPhone. Ugh.
  • Not meant for IOS 1/5

    By nolawolf
    The developers can’t seem to make the app works for IOS. There are constant problems that make the app a nightmare. Not designed for IOS.
  • Kept crushing 1/5

    By Jguo0516
    Can’t even open anymore
  • Love the app! 5/5

    By Music Genius 1
    You widget is broken however...
  • Pretty good. Just missing some iOS 11 features. 4/5

    By Bananahamic97
    Generally, this app is very good and does everything that it needs to do. I just hope that it can soon support features like split screen multitasking. That is the one thing that I want. Please.
  • Good app, Discussions are buggy 3/5

    By birdhouseboardman
    Overall, this app works as expected. All of the information is available as it would be on the web module. Submitting assignments is a breeze. Worst part of this app is that discussion forums don’t load if there’s more than a handful of responses. The app seems to want to load all of posts but it takes minutes to do it. Discussions almost don’t work at all. This should be fixed and it would make it a 5 Star app.
  • Hate the app for now 1/5

    By ET Edwin toscano
    The app has been crashing since November I believe, I press on the app it loads then it quickly gets me out of it. I’ve deleted it a several times and the same thing keeps happening. Idk what’s wrong but it needs to be fixed because it was very useful.
  • Can’t read discussions 1/5

    By Haskell99
    Discussion threads never load. The loading icon just spins forever. Useless... have to go to the website to finish my course.

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