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Canvas Student

Canvas Student

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Complete your Canvas course when you want, where you want.

4.6 Ratings 2M+ Reviews 5M+ Downloads

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4.6
1.7M+ Ratings
  1. 5
    83%
  2. 4
    9%
  3. 3
    3%
  4. 2
    1%
  5. 1
    5%
  • Great App! Apr 15, 2020

    By The Star Critic
    I have been using Canvas for about a year now and it's been very helpful! Although the initial switch from Google Classroom to Canvas in my school district was hard, I have now gotten used to the apps interface and how it works. I like how organized everything is in the app, I can see all my classes laid out when I open it. If I click on one of my classes, I can easily open modules to find my assignments. I can also keep track of my assignments with the todos tab and inbox which shows messages from my teachers. Turning items in is also an easy process (depending on which format). You can turn in with audio, website URL, media recording, file upload, or text submission (depending on what the teacher chooses as submission process). Another great aspect is that all of your assignments are sorted by unit in the modules making it very easy to find your needed assignments. Overall Canvas is a good app, I only gave it 4 stars because on several occasions my teachers have made the app more difficult by allowing only a certain type of submission/ locking material by mistake, etc. I do have one recommendation, and that is when you film an in app video submission, there should be a pause button, I have experienced times when I was not able to pause and I wanted to.
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  • Sep 26, 2020

    By Clayton Padden
    I like the app, but it's too "computer like". I wish there was more of a modern design to it, kind of similar to Google Classroom. If there was an app with Canvas functionality, and the user friendliness of Google classroom, it would be legendary!
    more
  • Great in most ways, except one MAJOR flaw Oct 4, 2019

    By Gavin Apollo
    The Canvas student app is really responsive and high functioning, almost easier to use sometimes than the actual desktop site. It makes doing school work while on the go a total breeze. HOWEVER, I knocked a star off because there is just one MAJOR issue that I hope they can fix in a future update. I’ve noticed that whenever I navigate away from the app and then return (for example, checking a module for an assignment due date, navigating away to my calendar app, then navigating back to canvas to read further) the app backs out from where I was and returns to the main screen. This is really ANNOYING and I wish it would be fixed. I don’t close the app, I simply switch to a different one, but when I return I have to navigate all the way back to where I was, often needing to click through multiple menu bars to get back to my place. It’s really aggravating when trying to multitask (as all students usually are), especially when phones these days are trying to make multitasking more intuitive and easier to manage. Hopefully that can be fixed because otherwise this is a really successful app.
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  • It's improving! Getting closer! Oct 7, 2019

    By bdubs85
    I'm getting much happier with the new updates that have rolled out recently. Most of the functionality is intact, which makes it really good for getting a forum post or two done during down time somewhere. Some things that are still a bit difficult are picking up discussion conversations that you have posted in. There is no way to quickly find or jump to posts that you have already made, which makes it difficult in larger classes with protracted discussions. Perhaps tagging people in a Facebook name type format and then being able to jump to that particular point in the discussions would help this? The only other major problem that I've found (and this may just be an IOS problem) is that if I switch to another app to copy and paste some material or even just the web page url itself, the app closes itself and I lost my entire post. Like I said, this may just be an IOS thing with memory management but it is still a major pain in the rear to lose a long post that was typed on a mobile keyboard. Overall it works well for me and I'm pretty happy with it! Keep up the improvements, it's about there!
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  • Missing Online Features for Submission Jul 21, 2020

    By Anxious&Obsessed
    In general, this app is good. I can easily submit files of many types when I need to and for any class, and I can track grades, upcoming events, discussions, and more. I love the ability to watch videos in-app and track what I still need to do. There have been some issues with my To-Do list in the past and it’s been hard to find some of my assignments, but after investigating I realized that this was due to faulty organization and uploads by my instructors, not because of the app itself. The only problem I have with this app right now is that it is missing some of the features available online. In my online Canvas account, which I use on a PC, I can submit Google Drive or OneDrive files directly to Canvas. On my iPad, which is what I use with the app, I only have the ability to make a text entry or upload a file from my iPad itself, which means I have to go through the trouble of moving Microsoft files from OneDrive to my iPad’s regular storage. If you could add support for this on both the online version and app, then I’d be grateful. I’d also appreciate full-screen support for videos.
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  • Sep 22, 2020

    By Peridaniel
    Website is great. This disaster of an app is not. Assignments sometimes don't even submit properly so I'm marked late even though I submitted it, things I need to type on don't open the keyboard, and links to external tools don't work 90% of the time. And that's just what I've experienced today. Fix your stupid, buggy app. Online school is stressful enough as is.
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  • Sep 22, 2020

    By Emma Wear A Mask
    The Canvas student app is acceptable under certain circumstances only! It's set-up is very different from the online version. It is difficult to find out if you are in the proper discussion. It often asks to re-submit assignments weeks old. This app also fails to update the content so the dates are not always consistent. Use online if you if you can, the application has too many issues for use! DO NOT USE THIS APPLICATION!
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  • Sep 23, 2020

    By amanda bell
    Ever since I had to reinstall to get current updates, I am now having problems submitting work that requires text input. I can no longer enter text if I am using my phone. I end up having to share photos from my phone to my email, then get on my laptop to submit everything. I am just going to ininstall completely, because it is only good for notifications on my phone at this point.
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  • Sep 19, 2020

    By homicidal tourist
    One of the worst apps I've had the misfortune of using. Not only is it incredibly buggy but the mobile version is missing a good chunk of features that the website has. The app is also super slow, freezes frequently, many buttons will randomly lose function, and nearly all features are rendered useless if your device is "not authorized".
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  • Sep 19, 2020

    By Aza Jones
    It was great, but now I can't type when I click a link and it opens the page. Its not an issue for things where its click and go, but when I need to actually type something or search something I can't because my keyboard won't open. Its just this app too. I have a Samsung.
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  • Some suggestions Sep 20, 2020

    By Thermostat404*
    This is quite a useful app, as sometimes it’s easier to use than desktop...👍...🤔. Would like the collapsed state of a module to be saved to help reduce time navigating to the correct assignment. On this note it would be useful to be able to pin specific locations in a course for quick access (e.g. a specific assignment, or announcement) For writing messages, it’d be really useful to be able to save draft messages to device rather than just canceling or sending. When replying to a discussion, a big section of the screen above the keyboard is white and unusable to view the reply, leaving only a tiny space. The feature to view the message that I'm replying to, is nice. For the Canvas platform as a whole, it’d beneficial for teachers to be able set their Canvas class to display grades based on their own grading system. So, maybe have a way where the professor sets up specific formulas for different types of assignments. This ability would be useful right now as some teachers determine grades differently, such as by the cafeteria style, where the class grade is determined based on how well a student is staying on track towards the needed final amount of points, to get an A for example. Recently the app logo changed, and now it’s back to normal. Though, what the logo was changed to wasn’t bad, and in-fact neat. As is possible for a few apps on the apps store, it’d be cool to be able to change the app logo.
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  • Sep 27, 2020

    By Hey There
    Honestly speaking there is always room for improvement, but that aside I enjoy this app it's helpful and convenient! I'm really looking forward to seeing this app progress even further in time ❤
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  • Disorganized mess. Sep 3, 2018

    By Rosereview
    Canvas is a disorganized mess. My school recently switched over from eLearning and that program was SO much better! The discussion boards are a mess. You have to scroll through tons of posts to be able to get to yours. When you get a notification about a comment on the discussion board there is no way to tell if it was a reply to your post or just another reply unless you scroll through. It’s difficult to find anything. I understand there is a learning curve anytime you switch to a new program but it’s really unfortunate when you switch from a great program to a lesser program when the only difference is one has an app (that is still a lesser program) and the other you have to go into safari or another browser (as if that is that hard). Overall, I am terribly disappointed and the hype around this program must just come from people who have never had a better program.
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  • New Design Mar 31, 2020

    By Azaarika
    This app made the studying process so much easier. They did a great job on how everything functioning but I removed one star because of their recent design changes. The app icon appears to be red with white logo on it, which made it very hard to see new notifications (since they also appear red in apple devices). I don’t usually write reviews but this really became uncomfortable for me personally. For example, I don’t get notifications on my locked screen, and my banners are also turned off when I get a notifications. When I unlock my phone I could still see that little red circle in the upper right corner of the app icon (that would tell me that I have a message or something). However, now the app is red, and I don’t notice a new notifications because two same colors blend together... I hope this review is helpful. I like the app in general. To all their team, thank you for your hard work.
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  • Back to school later in life- Sep 9, 2020

    By Merlinalot
    I just thought I would take one class at MiraCosta, but I ended up signing up for a few more than that, and I’m so glad I did. My son just graduated from high school, so I finally had the time to pursue my interest in marketing and business. I started off just taking one class and waitlisted a few others, but as they opened up, I decided, “Why not?” I’m loving my classes and my instructors! Even though I’m not tech savvy, it’s pretty easy to figure out and there’s lots of support here if you’re struggling. If I can figure it out...anyone can! And it’s been 20 plus years since I’ve been to college, but my instructors have been super supportive and helpful at every turn. I can’t believe it took me so long to get back to school, but now that I am, I’m loving it! I think MiraCosta is an excellent choice for someone who wants to go to college or back to college, no matter what the circumstances.
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  • Great App! Apr 15, 2020

    By The Star Critic
    I have been using Canvas for about a year now and it's been very helpful! Although the initial switch from Google Classroom to Canvas in my school district was hard, I have now gotten used to the apps interface and how it works. I like how organized everything is in the app, I can see all my classes laid out when I open it. If I click on one of my classes, I can easily open modules to find my assignments. I can also keep track of my assignments with the todos tab and inbox which shows messages from my teachers. Turning items in is also an easy process (depending on which format). You can turn in with audio, website URL, media recording, file upload, or text submission (depending on what the teacher chooses as submission process). Another great aspect is that all of your assignments are sorted by unit in the modules making it very easy to find your needed assignments. Overall Canvas is a good app, I only gave it 4 stars because on several occasions my teachers have made the app more difficult by allowing only a certain type of submission/ locking material by mistake, etc. I do have one recommendation, and that is when you film an in app video submission, there should be a pause button, I have experienced times when I was not able to pause and I wanted to.
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  • Sep 26, 2020

    By Clayton Padden
    I like the app, but it's too "computer like". I wish there was more of a modern design to it, kind of similar to Google Classroom. If there was an app with Canvas functionality, and the user friendliness of Google classroom, it would be legendary!
    more
  • Great in most ways, except one MAJOR flaw Oct 4, 2019

    By Gavin Apollo
    The Canvas student app is really responsive and high functioning, almost easier to use sometimes than the actual desktop site. It makes doing school work while on the go a total breeze. HOWEVER, I knocked a star off because there is just one MAJOR issue that I hope they can fix in a future update. I’ve noticed that whenever I navigate away from the app and then return (for example, checking a module for an assignment due date, navigating away to my calendar app, then navigating back to canvas to read further) the app backs out from where I was and returns to the main screen. This is really ANNOYING and I wish it would be fixed. I don’t close the app, I simply switch to a different one, but when I return I have to navigate all the way back to where I was, often needing to click through multiple menu bars to get back to my place. It’s really aggravating when trying to multitask (as all students usually are), especially when phones these days are trying to make multitasking more intuitive and easier to manage. Hopefully that can be fixed because otherwise this is a really successful app.
    more
  • It's improving! Getting closer! Oct 7, 2019

    By bdubs85
    I'm getting much happier with the new updates that have rolled out recently. Most of the functionality is intact, which makes it really good for getting a forum post or two done during down time somewhere. Some things that are still a bit difficult are picking up discussion conversations that you have posted in. There is no way to quickly find or jump to posts that you have already made, which makes it difficult in larger classes with protracted discussions. Perhaps tagging people in a Facebook name type format and then being able to jump to that particular point in the discussions would help this? The only other major problem that I've found (and this may just be an IOS problem) is that if I switch to another app to copy and paste some material or even just the web page url itself, the app closes itself and I lost my entire post. Like I said, this may just be an IOS thing with memory management but it is still a major pain in the rear to lose a long post that was typed on a mobile keyboard. Overall it works well for me and I'm pretty happy with it! Keep up the improvements, it's about there!
    more
  • Missing Online Features for Submission Jul 21, 2020

    By Anxious&Obsessed
    In general, this app is good. I can easily submit files of many types when I need to and for any class, and I can track grades, upcoming events, discussions, and more. I love the ability to watch videos in-app and track what I still need to do. There have been some issues with my To-Do list in the past and it’s been hard to find some of my assignments, but after investigating I realized that this was due to faulty organization and uploads by my instructors, not because of the app itself. The only problem I have with this app right now is that it is missing some of the features available online. In my online Canvas account, which I use on a PC, I can submit Google Drive or OneDrive files directly to Canvas. On my iPad, which is what I use with the app, I only have the ability to make a text entry or upload a file from my iPad itself, which means I have to go through the trouble of moving Microsoft files from OneDrive to my iPad’s regular storage. If you could add support for this on both the online version and app, then I’d be grateful. I’d also appreciate full-screen support for videos.
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  • Good, but… Apr 16, 2018

    By Phillyphan101
    From the beginning, the app was fine. I enjoyed using it and it was a good way of keeping up with my grades (assuming my professors uploaded them in the first place), but this recent update, as of April 16, is annoying to say the least. If your class are heavily discussion based, good luck. You now have to scroll though everyone’s posts and comments to finally reach your own. It gets hard to tell which one is a post and which one is a comment because there’s no real indicator except for a very thin gray line. If you want to edit a previous comment or past that you made? Tough luck, you’ll just have to replay again and add to the madness that is already this discussion board. Not only that but the scrolling never loads everything and often gets stuck when it reaches the bottom and has to load more also causing the app to crash. It was so much more efficient when all of the comments were in folders under the original post. Not only that but the notifications are still broken in the sense of, when you get a notification and you click on it, it still doesn’t take you to the right page.
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  • Sep 18, 2020

    By Vanessa Sams
    The app is a little slow. There's no direct access from modules to dashboard which means you have to go back all pages before being able to check on a different subject. Also, right now when I click on any Activity or Download button it takes me to the first Acitivy page I opened, always the same page. Very frustrating.
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  • Love-hate thing Sep 14, 2020

    By Thenameisgoodgrammer
    I love canvas. Only on the computer though. When I went to change my profile I have to go to my phone because I’m using someone else’s computer. But when I downloaded it TWO TIMES, I didn’t know how to get in. The furthest I ever got was to the register. I don’t even know what I’m buying. But then I noticed the login part. That just took me back to the start. But instead, it says my password isn’t correct. (You’ll never guess my password, it’s nonsense lol) I typed it while I took a video to make sure I typed my password correctly. I typed it correctly, however the app says that I did not. Truly annoying. It does not work on my phone, BUT, I still love it on the computer! I love this website! (On the computer. I’m no dummy)All those cons only made it go down to three stars. That’s it! Please do not remove this app because it helps kids who do hybrid classes (like me) or always online. Don’t let all my complaints remove this app. Sincerely, A new fifth grader!!:)
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  • Can’t see all of the slides in a PowerPoint Jan 21, 2020

    By Tandynuggets
    Some are cut off, some are missing random pics that are there when I open on a browser, but not the app. Can’t export them smoothly to GoodNotes, which is practically the only way to make use of them without printing out the entire presentation at once. Auto log out times make it so that if you take too long to type out a response then it deletes all of your work when you hit submit to turn it in, which means you have to type everything in word and copy paste if the professor wants something submitted in type on canvas rather than a doc or pdf. Wasting 3 hours on a well thought out and polished post my freshman year made me want to sling my computer out the window. Lesson learned I guess. Calendar is %100 useless. Nothing from the classes is added, what’s the point in even having it on there if it’s worthless? I feel like I’m getting work done in spite of canvas rather than using canvas to get my work done. Fix the slides issue or restrict the professors formats if you want 5 stars.
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  • Sep 24, 2020

    By Tan Zi Jing
    Conference is not supported on Samsung phone, it cannot redirect to a browser to proceed with the conference. It had caused inconvenience.
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  • Sep 19, 2020

    By Aza Jones
    It was great, but now I can't type when I click a link and it opens the page. Its not an issue for things where its click and go, but when I need to actually type something or search something I can't because my keyboard won't open. Its just this app too. I have a Samsung.
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  • Not a good platform for forum discussions. Feb 20, 2020

    By MoranTactical
    Number 1 complaint: Online classes require weekly participation in forum discussions. After typing about 150 words into a discussion forum on either my iPhone or iPad the system bogs down, and there will be a delay of a second or more between striking a key and character displaying in the post. It gets so bad that I will just leave my posts unfinished, then complete my posts when I have the chance to use a proper computer. Number 2 complaint: Discussion posts cannot be edited from within the app. I have to use a proper computer or web interface to edit a discussion post. Number 3 complaint: I am enrolled at multiple schools, so I have to switch accounts when using the app to toggle between schools. The page that displays the alternate profiles has a delete “x” that is easy to accidentally strike when using the app from an iphone and using your thumb to actuate icons. The app will delete those profiles with a single tap. Can you please add a second step authentication before deleting a profile?
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  • Sep 22, 2020

    By Peridaniel
    Website is great. This disaster of an app is not. Assignments sometimes don't even submit properly so I'm marked late even though I submitted it, things I need to type on don't open the keyboard, and links to external tools don't work 90% of the time. And that's just what I've experienced today. Fix your stupid, buggy app. Online school is stressful enough as is.
    more
  • Sep 22, 2020

    By Emma Wear A Mask
    The Canvas student app is acceptable under certain circumstances only! It's set-up is very different from the online version. It is difficult to find out if you are in the proper discussion. It often asks to re-submit assignments weeks old. This app also fails to update the content so the dates are not always consistent. Use online if you if you can, the application has too many issues for use! DO NOT USE THIS APPLICATION!
    more
  • Sep 23, 2020

    By amanda bell
    Ever since I had to reinstall to get current updates, I am now having problems submitting work that requires text input. I can no longer enter text if I am using my phone. I end up having to share photos from my phone to my email, then get on my laptop to submit everything. I am just going to ininstall completely, because it is only good for notifications on my phone at this point.
    more
  • Sep 19, 2020

    By homicidal tourist
    One of the worst apps I've had the misfortune of using. Not only is it incredibly buggy but the mobile version is missing a good chunk of features that the website has. The app is also super slow, freezes frequently, many buttons will randomly lose function, and nearly all features are rendered useless if your device is "not authorized".
    more
  • Sep 24, 2020

    By Felix Wallin
    Inaccessible and confusing. Hard to navigate, and every teacher uses it differently, making whole pages only accessible through a single link, hidden somewhere. And you dont put a drop shadow under a light grey toolbar om white background.
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