Mobile Apps

What Can I Use It For?

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The Canvas Teacher mobile app allows instructors and course staff to access course content and receive course communications on a mobile device. The Canvas Student mobile app allows students to conveniently access their courses and groups, review course content, and receive course communications on a mobile device.

 

Special Notes

Mobile App Notifications: We have received reports that push notifications are not being generated on certain mobile devices. The developer for the Canvas Student and Canvas Teacher mobile apps has been notified of this.

The Canvas Student app should not be used for any high-stakes activities such as submitting assignments or quizzes—important tasks and assessments should be completed on a desktop or laptop computer instead.

Troubleshooting Issues: The Canvas Student and Teacher mobile apps are developed by Instructure, Inc., not the University of Toronto. Please be aware that these mobile apps have limited functionality, and the service through these apps are provided “as-is”. For a more complete experience access your courses using the desktop version.

Most issues can be resolved by uninstalling and reinstalling the app from your mobile device. Additional troubleshooting and questions may have to be directed to your cellular network provider and device manufacturer.

Note: The Canvas Student app should be used only for coauthoring or editing Office 365 documents. The app should not be used to upload Office 365 files for submission to an assignment. To upload O365 files, use a desktop or laptop computer instead.

This Academic Toolbox tool helps you...
Connect & Communicate / Teach from a Distance
Typical course activity format:
Synchronous or Asynchronous
Quercus Intergration
Built-In Tool

Where Can I Get More Support?

Cost
Centrally Funded

How to Get Started

The Canvas Teacher mobile app allows instructors and course staff to access course content and receive course communications on a mobile device.

The Canvas Student mobile app allows instructors and students to conveniently access their courses and groups, review course content, and receive course communications on a mobile device.

Instructions

  • Adding the "Canvas Teacher" Mobile App to your IOS Device or Android Device

    Link to IOS App Store Link to Android Store

    The Canvas Teacher mobile app is developed and supported by Instructure, not the University of Toronto. For assistance with Canvas Teacher, please refer to the Canvas Teacher iOS Guide (External Link icon) or Canvas Teacher Android Guide (External Link icon). You can also get help directly on your iOS (External Link icon) or Android (External Link icon) mobile device.

    Sample mobile course view

     

    The Canvas Teacher app has features which have been designed to assist in grading while using a tablet device.

  • Adding the "Canvas Student" Mobile App to your Android device

    Link to IOS App Store Link to Android Store

    The Canvas Student mobile app allows course access and to conveniently access student groups, review course content, and receive course communications on a mobile device.

    The Canvas Student mobile app is developed and supported by Instructure, not the University of Toronto. For assistance with Canvas Student, please refer to the Canvas Student iOS Guide (External Link icon) or Canvas Student Android Guide (External Link icon). You can also get help directly on your iOS (External Link icon) or Android (External Link icon) mobile device.

     

    Student Mobile View of Quercus Course

    Instructors can also install and use the Canvas Student app to access your course and receive notifications.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Microsoft Office 365 Integration and Mobile Devices

    The Microsoft Office 365 integration allows students and instructors to use, create, share, and collaborate on Office 365 OneDrive files within Quercus.

    Note: The Canvas Student app should be used only for coauthoring or editing Office 365 documents. The app should not be used to upload Office 365 files for submission to an assignment. To upload O365 files, use a desktop or laptop computer instead.

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