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Canvas Student

Canvas Student

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

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  • May 8, 2022

    By Stanley Dappa
    Push Notifications seem not to be working on LG V40. I've turned on notification on all the course activities and on my device. I've also uninstall, reinstall, and tried other suggestions (turn off power saver) suggested at Canvas forums. So far the notification is still not working! Notifications are very crucial! We used BlackBoard last semester and it was flawless. Please fix it. I'll update this review when it's fixed. 5/8/2022 The app is now working great!
  • Pretty great, but would love some improvements! Jan 27, 2021

    By Ackley121
    Edit: Would it be possible to only receive notifications for replies to my own discussion post and not all discussion posts? I like the app in general. It sure is handy. I don’t like that the To Do tab only shows a limited amount of tasks and that you can add or view To Do tasks that were added by oneself. You can view the To Dos you added using the desktop website in the Calendar tab in iPad and iPhone, but you cannot add, edit or delete them. I really wish the To Do tab was more useful in the iPad and iPhone apps. Another thing I noticed is that when a particular course imports quizzes from an external application like Cengage Mindtap, it does not mark the assignment as completed in the To Do list. It has to be checked off manually. I wish the To Do list (or List View in the Dashboard tab on desktop) were enhanced as having a comprehensive and editable list of To Do’s is very useful for students to track their assignments. I also noticed that the Inbox feature in the mobile app versions lack a couple capabilities that at least exist in the desktop version. For example, members of a group message can view who is in the message thread while on desktop. But in the mobile apps, you would only see the addressees by clicking reply all.
  • 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.
  • Mar 20, 2022

    By Addie Vieth
    As a student, I think it's a really good way to send in work, especially while remote learning. But, it is laggy and unless I'm submitting an image, it fails to load. Say I'm sending my teacher an image but can't because it doesn't load, and that's a huge problem. It doesn't load on my phone or school iPad, and I'm hoping it gets fixed soon. Regardless, it's a very well structured app and great for communication and easily submitting schoolwork.
  • Mar 18, 2022

    By oli
    it worked great the first week or so that i had it on my new tablet, but for the past couple of days it's barely even worked. i can see courses and listed modules but that's about it- whenever i try to actually open a module it loads for a second, says there was an error, and closes the app. i've tried uninsalling it and getting it again a few times and it still won't work, which really sucks because it is a good app, i just wish i could actually use it.
  • Handily the best central education platform Feb 1, 2022

    By Eenie320
    Canvas is second to none in my mind. Not much more I can, or really need to, say. The app and website work really amazingly and they both integrate some really excellent features lacking on other platforms I've used. And the software team isn't lazy about updating it. They're very proactive and new versions reliably come out at least weekly. However, I will add something the app does that is quite annoying (though not enough to take away a star from my overall rating): regardless of the keyboard I use to write a discussion post on my phone, if I try to tap and replace a word after scrolling further up the post as I'm writing it, the screen automatically scrolls back down and will not let me select the word without much pushback and struggling. I've found success accomplishing that task maybe twice out of the hundreds of times I've tried it now. It drives me nuts, but Canvas is still handily the best. The app would be quite literally perfect if this one issue were addressed. Thank you, devs!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Please make Canvas more efficient Jan 24, 2022

    By Luke13243546
    As a student, I way prefer Google Classroom for one main reason: it’s easy. Canvas is honestly way too complicated and each class is navigated in a different way. On the computer, which is a school Chrome book, it is ridiculously slow compared to google classroom, which is fast and efficient. I shouldn’t need to press a million buttons just to get to an assignment, nor should I have to wait for a page to load for me to be able to start an assignment. I, along with many other students, have complained about Canvas being very inefficient. The modules and assignments tab shouldn’t even exist if it were up to me. I would just have a main feed for the whole class and that would be filled with announcements and assignments like google classroom. Simplicity will make online learning 1000x easier because using Canvas was such a pain. I will give the app designers some credit for making the iPhone app smooth and more friendly, but it’s still full of so many links that aren’t necessary that it’s easy to miss an assignment if you don’t check everywhere possible, which by the way, isn’t a problem with Google Classroom.
  • May 8, 2022

    By Stanley Dappa
    Push Notifications seem not to be working on LG V40. I've turned on notification on all the course activities and on my device. I've also uninstall, reinstall, and tried other suggestions (turn off power saver) suggested at Canvas forums. So far the notification is still not working! Notifications are very crucial! We used BlackBoard last semester and it was flawless. Please fix it. I'll update this review when it's fixed. 5/8/2022 The app is now working great!
  • Pretty great, but would love some improvements! Jan 27, 2021

    By Ackley121
    Edit: Would it be possible to only receive notifications for replies to my own discussion post and not all discussion posts? I like the app in general. It sure is handy. I don’t like that the To Do tab only shows a limited amount of tasks and that you can add or view To Do tasks that were added by oneself. You can view the To Dos you added using the desktop website in the Calendar tab in iPad and iPhone, but you cannot add, edit or delete them. I really wish the To Do tab was more useful in the iPad and iPhone apps. Another thing I noticed is that when a particular course imports quizzes from an external application like Cengage Mindtap, it does not mark the assignment as completed in the To Do list. It has to be checked off manually. I wish the To Do list (or List View in the Dashboard tab on desktop) were enhanced as having a comprehensive and editable list of To Do’s is very useful for students to track their assignments. I also noticed that the Inbox feature in the mobile app versions lack a couple capabilities that at least exist in the desktop version. For example, members of a group message can view who is in the message thread while on desktop. But in the mobile apps, you would only see the addressees by clicking reply all.
  • 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.
  • Mar 20, 2022

    By Addie Vieth
    As a student, I think it's a really good way to send in work, especially while remote learning. But, it is laggy and unless I'm submitting an image, it fails to load. Say I'm sending my teacher an image but can't because it doesn't load, and that's a huge problem. It doesn't load on my phone or school iPad, and I'm hoping it gets fixed soon. Regardless, it's a very well structured app and great for communication and easily submitting schoolwork.
  • Mar 18, 2022

    By oli
    it worked great the first week or so that i had it on my new tablet, but for the past couple of days it's barely even worked. i can see courses and listed modules but that's about it- whenever i try to actually open a module it loads for a second, says there was an error, and closes the app. i've tried uninsalling it and getting it again a few times and it still won't work, which really sucks because it is a good app, i just wish i could actually use it.
  • Handily the best central education platform Feb 1, 2022

    By Eenie320
    Canvas is second to none in my mind. Not much more I can, or really need to, say. The app and website work really amazingly and they both integrate some really excellent features lacking on other platforms I've used. And the software team isn't lazy about updating it. They're very proactive and new versions reliably come out at least weekly. However, I will add something the app does that is quite annoying (though not enough to take away a star from my overall rating): regardless of the keyboard I use to write a discussion post on my phone, if I try to tap and replace a word after scrolling further up the post as I'm writing it, the screen automatically scrolls back down and will not let me select the word without much pushback and struggling. I've found success accomplishing that task maybe twice out of the hundreds of times I've tried it now. It drives me nuts, but Canvas is still handily the best. The app would be quite literally perfect if this one issue were addressed. Thank you, devs!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Please make Canvas more efficient Jan 24, 2022

    By Luke13243546
    As a student, I way prefer Google Classroom for one main reason: it’s easy. Canvas is honestly way too complicated and each class is navigated in a different way. On the computer, which is a school Chrome book, it is ridiculously slow compared to google classroom, which is fast and efficient. I shouldn’t need to press a million buttons just to get to an assignment, nor should I have to wait for a page to load for me to be able to start an assignment. I, along with many other students, have complained about Canvas being very inefficient. The modules and assignments tab shouldn’t even exist if it were up to me. I would just have a main feed for the whole class and that would be filled with announcements and assignments like google classroom. Simplicity will make online learning 1000x easier because using Canvas was such a pain. I will give the app designers some credit for making the iPhone app smooth and more friendly, but it’s still full of so many links that aren’t necessary that it’s easy to miss an assignment if you don’t check everywhere possible, which by the way, isn’t a problem with Google Classroom.
  • Apr 23, 2022

    By Sahar Abu-khalaf
    I never had any issues with this app until it last updated on April 11th. Since then, it logged me out and I cannot log back in. I go through the 2 step verification and once I get through, it shows an error code. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app and I am still having the same issues. I used this app daily for my school, with the convenience of working on and submitting assignments away from my laptop. I am very disappointed and hope these issues will be resolved quickly!
  • Not good on mobile Feb 10, 2022

    By idkwhattopickasmehname
    So I’ve been using canvas for quite a while end of like sometimes like whenever I go to email a teacher or like something like that it really just randomly crash like and Sundays like you act like it’s like the Wi-Fi like so slow or something I don’t know what it is but whenever I like going to it just loads for like 10 minutes straight and crashes it’s like the most annoying thing in the world and even more than that whenever I click on one of my teachers names or a class and it has like some sort of weird grade or something that it doesn’t like or like I don’t know teacher say that like it sometimes they calculate the grade for them or like it will have a calculation grid glitch that will have repeating decimals and whenever I click on it it just crashes the app and to the point where I have to restart my iPad five times for getting my new net work a bunch of times going back in and trying to see if it loads after waiting 10 minutes to see a crash, oh and it also automatically allows itself to go to your calendar and make several events that are in your calendar already in the app so like now I have a bunch of calendar events that just say oh you’re Odysseus or odyssey assignment is due and it’s like in my calendar so they just gang access do you like your personal apps without even asking
  • May 2, 2022

    By Manuel
    The amount of times I get frozen for a long period of time always comes at the worst moment. When I simple look at the image I sumbitted, somehow, my entire OS becomes frozen or at the very best case scenario, it lags really bad. This is not a problem with the phone, it has mediocre specs but it shouldn't be freezing my phone for just a 2d app.
  • Mar 31, 2022

    By Hayle T
    The app has a bad habit of kicking me off for no reason. When I try to upload photos of my work, it will exchange 1 photo for the new photo, meaning I can't turn in all photos of my work. My grades aren't synced with my laptop version. Generally not likening this app. Sincerely a frustrated 11th grader. Edit: still constantly getting kick for no reason (including in the sign in screen. I'll try the QR code, it'll load for a bit, then kick me, and that process keeps repeating.
  • The website is more consistent than the app. Mar 12, 2021

    By Different.but.Weird
    Yes, it shows me my grades and the modules, but the app version fails to load any assignments, grades received on assignments, assignments on the calendar, comments made on assignments, assignments from the modules, assignments on the to do list, and has constant error screens. Every time you click retry it keeps you on the same page with the same error. This has made me have to use the website on my phone rather than the app, since the website works way better than the app. I understand that this app is still developing but these problems have been consistent since I first started using it in August of 2020. Every update I hope at least one of these problems get fixed, but it just gets worse and worse. Although this app was made for convenience, it has been anything but helpful. The only thing that is beneficial from the app version is the notifications. I get notifications for when assignments are graded, assigned, comments are made, and when due dates changes. Unfortunately, whenever I click on these notifications, it just takes me to a loading screen that can load for hours. I was very excited to be able to do school on with app from my mobile device, but this was a real let down.
  • a few things to suggest, and bugs. Aug 15, 2021

    By Kehlani Villanueva
    Canvas is not my favorite it’s easier then google classroom though, but I find it highly annoying at times when the notifications mess up or it glitches. it’s glitched a few times when I’m on the app, I wish the setup was a bit easier to deal with though. with the way it is set up it isn’t bad though I just wish they made it a bit less complex. I find it complex because that’s just the way I am, not everything is exactly easy for me. if they had set it up a bit differently that would be perfect, like the modules, announcements, calendars etc. something about in those spots to be different would definitely help, now another thing I have an issue with is the color….I’m sure a lot of other people have suggested it and i know people who literally complain about the color at times. but if there was a dark theme it would make things so much easier to deal/work with, literally if there was a dark theme I would like this app a whole lot better. but just a few bugs need to be fixed, I’ve had to delete this app a few times to get it to work properly, I’ve signed in on others laptops and phones before and the notification wouldn’t work. I’ve even tried to delete my account and make a new one it still wouldn’t work???? that’s all I’ve got to say.
  • May 12, 2022

    By Leo Beale
    Recent updates to the app have resulted in it becoming almost unusable. I'm frequently required to log in again, with 2 factor authentication not working properly often, and more annoying, every notification from a course is duplicated about 20 times, filling up my phone's notification tray for every assignment update, grade posted, etc. These bugs have got to be so bad that I've all but stopped using this app.
  • Apr 19, 2022

    By Ryan
    Sends me two or three of the same notification all at once and floods my notifications. Logs you out if you open it in a bad cell service area. Uses a buggy built-in PDF viewer instead of my own choice of PDF viewer and often opens the wrong file anyways. I'm sure I'll see more problems stacking up in the future just like I have previously with this app.
  • Apr 19, 2022

    By William Muhlbach
    The To-Do screen starts at the earliest thing due, including past due items, instead of the current day. Notifications are not sorted into channels, which makes it difficult to deal with them. The drop-down lists in Grades, Modules, and To-Do don't work.
  • Apr 13, 2022

    By Gwenn Slattery
    The app is good for remote work and knowing when assignments are due. However, recently, i have not been able to submit assignments. It says "error submitting" and I have had to turn in assignments over email (which aggravates my professors). It's not a problem with my internet, so I don't know what the problem is.

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  • May 8, 2022

    By Stanley Dappa
    Push Notifications seem not to be working on LG V40. I've turned on notification on all the course activities and on my device. I've also uninstall, reinstall, and tried other suggestions (turn off power saver) suggested at Canvas forums. So far the notification is still not working! Notifications are very crucial! We used BlackBoard last semester and it was flawless. Please fix it. I'll update this review when it's fixed. 5/8/2022 The app is now working great!
  • Handily the best central education platform Feb 1, 2022

    By Eenie320
    Canvas is second to none in my mind. Not much more I can, or really need to, say. The app and website work really amazingly and they both integrate some really excellent features lacking on other platforms I've used. And the software team isn't lazy about updating it. They're very proactive and new versions reliably come out at least weekly. However, I will add something the app does that is quite annoying (though not enough to take away a star from my overall rating): regardless of the keyboard I use to write a discussion post on my phone, if I try to tap and replace a word after scrolling further up the post as I'm writing it, the screen automatically scrolls back down and will not let me select the word without much pushback and struggling. I've found success accomplishing that task maybe twice out of the hundreds of times I've tried it now. It drives me nuts, but Canvas is still handily the best. The app would be quite literally perfect if this one issue were addressed. Thank you, devs!
  • Love it, love it , love it Aug 23, 2017

    By Tha239;)
    I love this program, the app as well. It's treated me well the past few years that I have been in college. If there's schools that use other programs, they should change to this one ! The ONLY issues I have are this : One. I wish that with new upcoming semesters I would be able to look up all my classes like I can do on a computer and add them to my main page , as long as they are published and ready to be added. This isn't a big problem since I can always use the computer laptop to do this, but it would be nice to do on my phone. Two. When I get notifications for files added and announcements, and I click in to it on my iPhone, it only brings me to the first page that you always are greeted with that just has all your classes and stuff. It would be really cool if from the phone we could click into that notification and be brought directly to that announcement, assignment, or whatever else. Again, minor stuff that would be cool if changed, but LOVE CANVAS!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • One bug, but overall great Sep 29, 2021

    By aduggal06
    I’ve been using Canvas for school for the past 3 years and I’ve gotta say that it is a very reliable platform to use. Everything is organized, assignments/courses are easy to navigate, and the whole app in general is pretty user-friendly. However, one problem I have been having recently is it sometimes the app freezes whenever I open it and click on one of the menus at the bottom of the screen. Once this happens, I can’t click on anything or do anything in the app, and the only way to fix it is to delete the app and redownload it. This has been very frustrating for me, as the only other way to access Canvas is to use a search engine and go to the website version, which is a hastle in itself. So I just needed to share this issue I am having with the app. Nonetheless, Canvas is a great platform to use, especially for educational purposes.
  • I like it but there’s somthing wrong Oct 11, 2020

    By 4ghmkhrgiijytyjiomuvtgyg666
    I like canvas better than google home beacuase it’s organized and it has a to do list to show you any work your missing and it has conferences that I think my teacher added but canvas my teacher can give us classes through it and she can even assign work for us I have to courses on for Arabic and the other one is just says my home room teachers name she teaches us all our classes but since carona we don’t even stay school long we only stay there four hours and leave one but on Friday we leave 12:30i really like it it makes everything easier but I think there’s a bug on my iPad when I tried at login it didn’t work and just showed a black screen and when my brother who goes to the same school as me it work we’re twins we’re in the same grade and I kinda feel left out to be the only fourth grader loving a teaching app like the just so goood
  • 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.
  • Good Platform Nov 12, 2021

    By HalloweenNate
    Compared to some other online classroom platforms, Canvas is pretty good in terms of what it provides and how it does so. The UI is simple but at the mercy of the course instructor. Some create a fantastically laid out course while other instructors do not. The calendar portion works fine so it must have been updated. The grades portion is very useful. It shows your current grade which is merely all the work you have completed so far to include what work you have left and then your “what-if” grade which is what your grade is for just the work completed and not including ungraded or future work. It’s a great tool as well as you can manipulate your scores to see how your grade changes if you get certain scores on assignments. So for what it is, it’s a good app and a good supplement to the web version, though can be used solely as one’s primary way of connecting. However, the app needs a dark mode!
  • Canvas is just..Amazing. Dec 6, 2021

    By Cambria Leighton
    So if you didn’t already read the title, I’m basically going to explain how Canvas is “..Amazing.” so, I might be a little sarcastic when I say “Canvas is just..Amazing.” but it’s pretty close to being just that, since it’s a really nice thing for students like me, I’m currently in Middle School using this and it’s just so helpful. I don’t always have to go to safari anymore, I mean I don’t hate safari it’s also helpful and nice, but Canvas is better fit for my school stuff instead of safari. Canvas allows me to message my teachers which is very helpful since all lot of times I need to ask them questions so Canvas makes that WAY more easier and it shows me all my tests and my grade and all that. It’s really helpful for something that’s half of my life right now. So, the creator of Canvas, I just want to say thank you for creating this wonderful app. Thank you.
  • Pretty great, but would love some improvements! Jan 27, 2021

    By Ackley121
    Edit: Would it be possible to only receive notifications for replies to my own discussion post and not all discussion posts? I like the app in general. It sure is handy. I don’t like that the To Do tab only shows a limited amount of tasks and that you can add or view To Do tasks that were added by oneself. You can view the To Dos you added using the desktop website in the Calendar tab in iPad and iPhone, but you cannot add, edit or delete them. I really wish the To Do tab was more useful in the iPad and iPhone apps. Another thing I noticed is that when a particular course imports quizzes from an external application like Cengage Mindtap, it does not mark the assignment as completed in the To Do list. It has to be checked off manually. I wish the To Do list (or List View in the Dashboard tab on desktop) were enhanced as having a comprehensive and editable list of To Do’s is very useful for students to track their assignments. I also noticed that the Inbox feature in the mobile app versions lack a couple capabilities that at least exist in the desktop version. For example, members of a group message can view who is in the message thread while on desktop. But in the mobile apps, you would only see the addressees by clicking reply all.
  • 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.
  • Mar 20, 2022

    By Addie Vieth
    As a student, I think it's a really good way to send in work, especially while remote learning. But, it is laggy and unless I'm submitting an image, it fails to load. Say I'm sending my teacher an image but can't because it doesn't load, and that's a huge problem. It doesn't load on my phone or school iPad, and I'm hoping it gets fixed soon. Regardless, it's a very well structured app and great for communication and easily submitting schoolwork.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Apr 25, 2022

    By Jeffrey Gamer
    App is good! Can see my grades, See everything what I'm missing, it's the best! What i really don't like is on the widgates where i need to see the grade, it just saids "No items to display" like what? I went inside and all my grades were already there but i couldn't see it in the widgate, I don't know if it's a bug or i need to do something, but fix this! Or i might be doing something wrong, otherwise the app is good!
  • Jan 2, 2022

    By yolanda garcia
    It is great. But can someone please fix the not appearing messages from my friends? Even when I put for notification, my friend's message doesn't appear! Can you guys also fix the avatar profile? Because sometimes my profile mixes with other profiles of my friends. And sometimes the profile won't let me change to another. Still, it is a great app that anybody can use. Just fix those two problems. Thanks. 😉
  • Jan 11, 2022

    By Peter Parker Pancake
    Yeah, it's decent I guess. Better interface than the website, which is a plus. I pretty much just use it to get notified for assignments, but I really wish there was a dark mode available (same goes for the website, if that applies) as I'm a night owl, and prefer to study late at night, and the default light theme hurts my eyes.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Danielle N.
    Usually I'd give this 5 stars but recently got a new phone with Android 11 and it is only allowing me to give access to media, rather than both media AND files. So now I can't open any files which makes the app sort of useless when I need to download files. Not sure if this is a bug that can be fixed in an update or if there's something else going on. Also wish there was a way to see all of my previous courses. Other than that, always loved the app
  • Mar 18, 2022

    By oli
    it worked great the first week or so that i had it on my new tablet, but for the past couple of days it's barely even worked. i can see courses and listed modules but that's about it- whenever i try to actually open a module it loads for a second, says there was an error, and closes the app. i've tried uninsalling it and getting it again a few times and it still won't work, which really sucks because it is a good app, i just wish i could actually use it.
  • Please make Canvas more efficient Jan 24, 2022

    By Luke13243546
    As a student, I way prefer Google Classroom for one main reason: it’s easy. Canvas is honestly way too complicated and each class is navigated in a different way. On the computer, which is a school Chrome book, it is ridiculously slow compared to google classroom, which is fast and efficient. I shouldn’t need to press a million buttons just to get to an assignment, nor should I have to wait for a page to load for me to be able to start an assignment. I, along with many other students, have complained about Canvas being very inefficient. The modules and assignments tab shouldn’t even exist if it were up to me. I would just have a main feed for the whole class and that would be filled with announcements and assignments like google classroom. Simplicity will make online learning 1000x easier because using Canvas was such a pain. I will give the app designers some credit for making the iPhone app smooth and more friendly, but it’s still full of so many links that aren’t necessary that it’s easy to miss an assignment if you don’t check everywhere possible, which by the way, isn’t a problem with Google Classroom.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Briana Clow
    This app has always been helpful to check what assignments I had coming up without having to log into a computer. The calendar function has unfortunately stopped working though, so it is much less useful now. Every time I try to look at the calendar for the last few months, it tells me "There was an error loading your calendar" and has an option to retry. No matter how many times I retry, it never works.
  • Pretty good app, except the calendar freezes it Nov 16, 2021

    By Lemon Scott
    All the functions on this app work fine except for the Calendar tab. Whenever I tap the calendar tab, the app freezes and becomes unresponsive, and I have to restart the app if I want to use it at all. Restarting the app doesn’t fix the calendar tab issue. Sometimes the app has no problem opening the calendar tab, but other times this happens. I’ve seen other people report this issue multiple times this year on the website support forum, but it just keeps getting marked as Solved without any actual solutions being posted. The issue is so prevalent I have to open up my computer to use the website or run the website in desktop mode on my browser in private browsing mode just to use the calendar function, which is an important function for many of my classes. I wish that the devs would just figure out what’s going wrong here instead of just ignoring the issue for months on end, but that doesn’t seem to be what’s happening. If it weren’t for this issue, I’d say overall I enjoy using the app and find it pretty useful, but this ruins the user experience.
  • 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.
  • Dec 31, 2021

    By Rhonda Howard
    I love this app. It really helps me keep track of all my work and tells me when work has been graded. But one of my biggest issues is that it sends me multiple (4-6) notifications at once per assignment. It gets very annoying and frustrating and is a nuisance. If this can be fixed that would be great.
  • Newest update Jan 19, 2022

    By sup dude sup
    Overall I dislike the new update. It is unpractical and more difficult to use. I’ve used canvas for years and I love the app. I usually don’t have any issues with any updates but this messed up my organization. I feel that it would be better if there was an option to switch the ways classes are on the dashboard. Whether to have the new layout or the old layout of classes. With the compact layout it is easier to see all my classes together instead of having to scroll through and find the one I need. I also hope that you will add a feature to switch around classes when the are on the dashboard. Instead of just having the in alphabetical order users would be able to switch classes around so that the courses are in the order that have it. Also, you could add a dark mode so it doesn’t put so much of a strain on the eyes for some students. I feel that there is a lot more things you could add to canvas to make it still be easy to use, but also more customizable.
  • 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.
  • I hate the notifications on the home screen Mar 8, 2021

    By lar.lar
    I haven’t had many issues with Canvas before, but I absolutely hate the new notification system that came with the update. I can’t stand having notifications sitting on my home screen, especially when for Canvas, the number of notifications depends on how many upcoming assignments you have. I’ve tried turning off notifications for the “To Do” section, but it’s not possible. The only way to disable those little red numbers is if you completely turn off notifications in Settings, which means I would miss new grades being posted, messages from teachers, and announcements/assignments for all my classes. The red numbers in the corner of the icon just pile onto my anxiety and it makes me hate having to open the app because I know it’ll show me all of the never-ending projects and papers I have coming up. The creators need to find a way to turn off only the upcoming assignment notifications, for the peace of mind of students.
  • iPhone App Fine, iPad Version a Disaster Jan 22, 2022

    By Andy25734
    I’m not sure I’ve ever had such a varying experience with an app from iPhone to iPad as I have with Canvas. When using it on my phone, everything works and loads as it should, with very few problems. However, the iPad version, the one I more often use, is a complete train wreck. This version is riddled with so many bugs that it is nearly unusable in many circumstances. The course modules, for example, simply do not load every time I attempt to check them, and when they do load, it only displays a couple of them. The assignments tab also has never worked. Unlike the modules and assignments tabs which display error messages when attempting to display, the Zoom tab for all my classes simply doesn’t work at all, so the app doesn’t even attempt to load the zoom link, and I’m left using Zoom on my phone, which I vastly dislike. The app doesn’t need to look good. It does, however, need to work.
  • Not good on mobile Feb 10, 2022

    By idkwhattopickasmehname
    So I’ve been using canvas for quite a while end of like sometimes like whenever I go to email a teacher or like something like that it really just randomly crash like and Sundays like you act like it’s like the Wi-Fi like so slow or something I don’t know what it is but whenever I like going to it just loads for like 10 minutes straight and crashes it’s like the most annoying thing in the world and even more than that whenever I click on one of my teachers names or a class and it has like some sort of weird grade or something that it doesn’t like or like I don’t know teacher say that like it sometimes they calculate the grade for them or like it will have a calculation grid glitch that will have repeating decimals and whenever I click on it it just crashes the app and to the point where I have to restart my iPad five times for getting my new net work a bunch of times going back in and trying to see if it loads after waiting 10 minutes to see a crash, oh and it also automatically allows itself to go to your calendar and make several events that are in your calendar already in the app so like now I have a bunch of calendar events that just say oh you’re Odysseus or odyssey assignment is due and it’s like in my calendar so they just gang access do you like your personal apps without even asking
  • The website is more consistent than the app. Mar 12, 2021

    By Different.but.Weird
    Yes, it shows me my grades and the modules, but the app version fails to load any assignments, grades received on assignments, assignments on the calendar, comments made on assignments, assignments from the modules, assignments on the to do list, and has constant error screens. Every time you click retry it keeps you on the same page with the same error. This has made me have to use the website on my phone rather than the app, since the website works way better than the app. I understand that this app is still developing but these problems have been consistent since I first started using it in August of 2020. Every update I hope at least one of these problems get fixed, but it just gets worse and worse. Although this app was made for convenience, it has been anything but helpful. The only thing that is beneficial from the app version is the notifications. I get notifications for when assignments are graded, assigned, comments are made, and when due dates changes. Unfortunately, whenever I click on these notifications, it just takes me to a loading screen that can load for hours. I was very excited to be able to do school on with app from my mobile device, but this was a real let down.
  • Apr 19, 2022

    By Ryan
    Sends me two or three of the same notification all at once and floods my notifications. Logs you out if you open it in a bad cell service area. Uses a buggy built-in PDF viewer instead of my own choice of PDF viewer and often opens the wrong file anyways. I'm sure I'll see more problems stacking up in the future just like I have previously with this app.
  • Apr 19, 2022

    By William Muhlbach
    The To-Do screen starts at the earliest thing due, including past due items, instead of the current day. Notifications are not sorted into channels, which makes it difficult to deal with them. The drop-down lists in Grades, Modules, and To-Do don't work.
  • Decent, but missing key features Nov 2, 2021

    By orangetwelve
    This app feels like it was built because it had to be, likely to accommodate the reality that students use their iPads and iPhones more than anyone wants them to. There are things missing from this app that feel glaring - like the absence of support for dark mode. Or the fact that posts don’t save automatically, like they do on almost every other iOS app. More than once, this app crashes mid-response and I lose everything, so I have to write everything somewhere else first, then move it over to Canvas when I’m ready to post. Not a huge deal, but frustrating when you forget and lose a lengthy post. And document uploading is weirdly unreliable. I don’t know why — nothing about the app feels so…thin…but document uploading does. Oh, and granular notifications! Why can’t there be more granular notifications? I get really frustrated by the way this thing alerts me. It’s either too much, or not enough. And I can’t dial it in to make notifications just about the responses I’ve posted. All said, it’s an app I have to use. And after using the web version, the app is far less enjoyable and lacks most of the best features of the website.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Madison Zeigler
    I really enjoy this app when it's working. I had this issue start about 6 months ago; I open the app, it takes me back to the beginning of "find my school" and when I log in it gives me an error message saying "clear text not permitted". I close the app wipe the cache login again and it works fine for maybe a day or two if I'm lucky and restarts the process. Super annoying when I'm trying to check announcements or review an assignment when I'm not at home. Really hope they fix this issue soon.
  • All My Classmates Despise This Jan 22, 2021

    By Bro_its_lia_
    The website version is absolutely horrendous and I don’t understand why any school who cares about its students would opt to use this program. I gave an extra star because the mobile version is slightly less confusing and requires less “clicks” than the absolutely abysmal website version. We started being tortured by this program in school at the beginning of this school year, so we have been undergoing that for about 5-6 months. All my peers and classmates agree it’s horrible and quite frankly takes more time and stress to navigate to your homework than actually doing it. Honestly, for me Canvas makes my school life way more stressful and confusing than it should be and I could honestly write a novel explaining all the things I hate about it, but I’m too busy trying to discover what my homework is and what my grades are. To summarize, it should be against the law to make students use this program year-long under “cruel and unusual punishment,” and I’m truly sorry for any other student who has to use this program for their school. May God help us all.
  • 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?
  • Interface change Apr 14, 2018

    By kiwii75
    This app had a great and easy to read user interface until a recent update. For some reason a groups section was added to the Dashboard under my courses. It’s confusing because I now have a long list of old groups there from previous semesters. Also the grade book portion has become very displeasing to the eyes. The total given points for a graded assignment is no longer displayed, only the points received. To see how many points my assignment was scored out of, I have to go through the extra step of opening the assignment. Also, each assignment now has a label of ‘Submitted, Missing, or Not Submitted’. Even assignments I have turned in and have had graded are labeled with a red ‘Missing’ tag. It looks wrong and is concerning to see that. And there’s no need to make it more difficult for older professors who are not the most well versed in technology to have to manually change these labels. Other than this terrible new interface, the app is nice and convenient to use and runs smoothly.
  • Completely Unresponsive Aug 24, 2020

    By therrant
    I would like to first point out that as I attempt to write this, Canvas’ system is so broken that I cannot even see the words I’m typing. They are appearing i visible. My apologies, then, for any typos. I cannot correct what I am typing and only hope it is legible. Ii am a law student, and am being forced to make use of Canvas on my last year of law school since we are being forced to move over from blackboard. After attempting to access canvas online, I found the website almost completely unresponsive. It would not load assignments or let me check basic functions of the class. I am thus flying blind into my 3L year with a terrible new system. Despite its flashy looks, it is a nightmare to try and deal with. I hope anyone who sees this will take into consideration how much of a nightmare canvas is to operate for students, and stick with blackboard. Despite its flaws, blackboard is a much better system than cavas.
  • Apr 23, 2022

    By Sahar Abu-khalaf
    I never had any issues with this app until it last updated on April 11th. Since then, it logged me out and I cannot log back in. I go through the 2 step verification and once I get through, it shows an error code. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app and I am still having the same issues. I used this app daily for my school, with the convenience of working on and submitting assignments away from my laptop. I am very disappointed and hope these issues will be resolved quickly!
  • May 2, 2022

    By Manuel
    The amount of times I get frozen for a long period of time always comes at the worst moment. When I simple look at the image I sumbitted, somehow, my entire OS becomes frozen or at the very best case scenario, it lags really bad. This is not a problem with the phone, it has mediocre specs but it shouldn't be freezing my phone for just a 2d app.
  • Mar 31, 2022

    By Hayle T
    The app has a bad habit of kicking me off for no reason. When I try to upload photos of my work, it will exchange 1 photo for the new photo, meaning I can't turn in all photos of my work. My grades aren't synced with my laptop version. Generally not likening this app. Sincerely a frustrated 11th grader. Edit: still constantly getting kick for no reason (including in the sign in screen. I'll try the QR code, it'll load for a bit, then kick me, and that process keeps repeating.
  • a few things to suggest, and bugs. Aug 15, 2021

    By Kehlani Villanueva
    Canvas is not my favorite it’s easier then google classroom though, but I find it highly annoying at times when the notifications mess up or it glitches. it’s glitched a few times when I’m on the app, I wish the setup was a bit easier to deal with though. with the way it is set up it isn’t bad though I just wish they made it a bit less complex. I find it complex because that’s just the way I am, not everything is exactly easy for me. if they had set it up a bit differently that would be perfect, like the modules, announcements, calendars etc. something about in those spots to be different would definitely help, now another thing I have an issue with is the color….I’m sure a lot of other people have suggested it and i know people who literally complain about the color at times. but if there was a dark theme it would make things so much easier to deal/work with, literally if there was a dark theme I would like this app a whole lot better. but just a few bugs need to be fixed, I’ve had to delete this app a few times to get it to work properly, I’ve signed in on others laptops and phones before and the notification wouldn’t work. I’ve even tried to delete my account and make a new one it still wouldn’t work???? that’s all I’ve got to say.
  • May 12, 2022

    By Leo Beale
    Recent updates to the app have resulted in it becoming almost unusable. I'm frequently required to log in again, with 2 factor authentication not working properly often, and more annoying, every notification from a course is duplicated about 20 times, filling up my phone's notification tray for every assignment update, grade posted, etc. These bugs have got to be so bad that I've all but stopped using this app.
  • Apr 13, 2022

    By Gwenn Slattery
    The app is good for remote work and knowing when assignments are due. However, recently, i have not been able to submit assignments. It says "error submitting" and I have had to turn in assignments over email (which aggravates my professors). It's not a problem with my internet, so I don't know what the problem is.
  • Canvas is an abomination a Sep 28, 2020

    By htfdgbjh
    I would have rated this a zero if I thought it would submit. This platform should have never been released until it was more reliable. Work is constantly lost or shows up in different places. It is extremely inconsistent in showing if work has been completed or not. My son had spent hours doing assignments 7 days a week sometimes 10 hours a day. More than half of the work he has submitted is “lost in canvas”. My husband and I have spent over 5 combined hours trying to submit a single assignment for my 4th grader with no luck. My son used to be an A student with his favorite subject being ELA. In Remote learning on Canvas he has a 35....out of 100. Most days are spent crying and last Friday after another 10 hour day he rather intelligently sputtered out through frustrated tears, “What is the point? I spend all my time doing school work with no time to have fun and I am still failing”. I want decision makers to know Canvas is the number 1 problem with remote learning and the sanity of parents as well as detriment to our elementary school students quality of learning and their self esteem. Please Please find something better. I think there is a program called Schoolology that sounds very promising.
  • Feb 6, 2022

    By Secret Smith
    Normally worked fine on iPhone, on the s20+ it doesn't work reliably, which is very important when it comes to school. Edit. Reliability is an under statement. It will just randomly choose to not let you see your assignments or grades tab for some classes, and after that happens it never fixes itself. Regardless of resetting the app, phone, or even re-downloading.
  • An example of a terrible product and web design Jun 5, 2021

    By Kjersten D.
    The many number of school districts who paid millions for their students to use this app and website were undoubtedly ripped off; this app(and its website) is an absolute disaster. It’s full of bugs, glitches, hard to navigate, and the website and app seem like two completely different things. This app won’t organize assignments by how your teacher orders them on the website. Assignments don’t show up. Grades disappear. And it’s even worse for teachers who have to navigate through an even longer slew of menus to set up assignments, and all on short notice. This app is an inconvenience for every party involved, and greatly slows down workflow and communication between parents, teachers, and students. The only reason this app is successful is because schools needed online infrastructure on very short notice. If you see this review, I would advise you to give your complaints to your school and/or school district and have something done about this. Canvas does not deserve the money a d praise it gets for such a subpar product, that only seemed mildly useful out of necessity.
  • Unable to Use Jan 16, 2019

    By mabluvs2sing
    For years, I have had this app downloaded on my phone, because all of my classes now require canvas (a stupid decision in my opinion, every student I know absolutely hates using this interface). However, I have not ONCE been able to log in to my account, because it won’t let me find my school. When you open the app, it has a page that says “find my school,” or something to that effect, but every time I type in the name of my school, it says it can’t find it. Which is ridiculous, because every class in my school uses Canvas, so please explain to me how an entire school just went missing. On top of that, the website is completely confusing for students, it took me about 3 months just to get my bearings. I feel like an old woman trying to use this website because I just can’t get a feel for the technology. 0/10 would not recommend. If you’re a teacher and considering using Canvas as your main interface between you and your students, please do them a favor and look elsewhere. I would recommend Google Classroom. That site is super user friendly and easy to understand. I have no idea why my school system ever switched.

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