Canvas Student Release Notes (iOS 3.20 and Android 6.0)

In an effort to continually improve Canvas, Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, releases periodic Canvas mobile app upgrades along with Production Release Notes.

  • View all available Canvas Apps for iOS. Canvas Student for iOS Version 3.20 requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • View all available Canvas Apps for Android. Canvas Student for Android Version 6.0 requires Android 5.0 or later.

Please review the feature comparison for each of the Canvas apps:

Canvas Student Release Notes (iOS 3.20)

In this update, the Canvas Student app supports a grades widget on iOS devices.

Grades

Grades Widget

The Canvas Student app supports a grades widget for iOS devices. This widget displays a student's current grade for up to eight courses. Tapping the name of a course in the widget will open the course grades in the Student app.

Please see the Canvas Student Release Notes (iOS 3.20) for images.

Canvas Student Release Notes (Android 6.0)

In this Canvas Student update, the app supports the Navigation Bar to access important areas of the app. Global announcements can be viewed by students in the Dashboard. The Course Navigation Menu, Course Navigation items, Dashboard, User Navigation Menu, and Settings Menu have all been updated for improved usability and accessibility.

New Features

Navigation

Navigation Bar

The Student app includes a Navigation Bar for quick access to important areas of the app. The Navigation Bar is visible anywhere in the app and includes links to the Dashboard, Calendar, To Do List, Notifications, and Inbox.

Updated Features

Courses

Course Navigation

The Course Navigation Menu has been redesigned for improved usability and accessibility. The Course Navigation Menu provides access to all course features and the Course Home Page. This menu displays whenever a course is opened from the Dashboard. Previously, opening a course would take the student to the Course Home Page.

Course Navigation Items

Course Navigation items (e.g., Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes) have been updated to include new icons and a more accessible interface. Functionality within these items has not been affected.

Navigation

Dashboard

The Dashboard has been updated for improved usability and accessibility. The Dashboard displays multiple columns of course cards and a link to view all courses. The Show Grades option on the Dashboard has been moved to the User Menu.

Global Announcements

The Student app displays global announcements on the Dashboard. Students can view an announcement on their Dashboard until they dismiss it or it passes its end date. Previously, global announcements could be viewed in the Global Navigation Drawer.

Profile

User Navigation Menu

The User Navigation Menu has been updated for improved usability and accessibility. Students can use the User Navigation Menu to access their personal files, manage their bookmarks, change users, and log out of the app. The Show Grades toggle button has also been added to display grades on course cards on the Dashboard.

Links to the To Do List, Inbox, Calendar and Notifications have been moved to the new Navigation Bar. Additionally, the Help link has been moved to the Settings Menu.

Settings

The Settings Menu has been updated for improved usability and accessibility. In the Settings menu, students can manage their profile, adjust app preferences, set push notifications, view information about the app, and get help from Canvas Support.

Please see the Canvas Student Release Notes (Android 6.0) for images.