Canvas offers three distinct mobile apps for IOS and Android.
The Canvas Student app allows students to access their courses and groups using a mobile device. Students can submit assignments, participate in discussions, view grades and course materials. The app also provides access to course calendars, To Do items, notifications, and Conversations messages.
The Canvas Parent app enhances the potential for parents to engage in their children's education. Parents can review upcoming or past assignments, check on grades, and receive alerts for student activity. The Canvas Parent app can be used by any Canvas user with an observer account.
The Canvas Teacher app allows teachers to facilitate their courses on the go, both inside and outside the classroom. This app provides quick access to grading, communicating, and updating—three of the most frequent course facilitation tasks for teachers through Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes.
Where do I get the Canvas mobile app?
Just like most mobile apps for your device, you can download any of the Canvas mobile apps from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
The mobile app is asking for my school name - what should I enter?
Because we use various authentication methods to verify our Canvas users, we recommend that you use the QR Login option.
How do I use the QR Login option?
First, when you launch the mobile app (Student/Parent/Teacher versions), tap on the link "QR Login"
The app will guide you on how to find your Canvas account's QR code. We can also show you how to do that using the next steps.
Using your computer and a browser, go to your Canvas account and find the link "QR for Mobile Login". Click that link to get your account's QR code.
Note that warning that sharing this QR code essentially provides full access to your account. Clicking Proceed will continue to the QR code itself.
Going back to your phone or tablet, after following the steps after tapping on the link "QR Login", the Canvas app will instruct you to take a picture of the QR code you generated from your account. Once the app has the QR code image, your Canvas app is ready for use.