Canvas Student

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  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 12+
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About Canvas Student

Canvas Student is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and is used by Students and Staff to support teaching and learning activities, including accessing reading lists, and module activities such as discussions, collaborations and assignments. Canvas Student requires a Canvas account and is available for both Android and iOS devices.

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What is Canvas Student app?

Canvas Student 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.

Students can manage their Canvas account using the Student app. Students can manage their files, display course grades, get help from Canvas Support, change users, and log out of the app.

How do I log in to Canvas?

This lesson will show you how to log in to Canvas from an internet browser. If you are using Canvas with an institution, you will log in either from your institution's webpage or by using their direct Canvas URL. Canvas Network and Free-for-Teacher accounts also log in with a Canvas URL. You can also log in to Canvas on the Canvas Mobile apps; learn more about Canvas URLs for mobile apps.

You must have an account to log in to Canvas:

• If you are associated with an institution using Canvas and do not know your username and password,

please contact your site administrator.

• If you do not yet have an account, learn how to create a Canvas account as a student or instructor

How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a student?

If you do not already have a Canvas account, you need to create an account before you can log in to Canvas. If you are using Canvas through your institution, you will most likely already have an account and need to accept a course invitation. Your institution will email your login information. If you do not yet have an account, you can create an account when you accept the course invitation.

If you are not using Canvas through your institution, you can create your own account. Your instructor will provide you with a join code to link you directly to the course. This code will be sent to you separately from the Canvas email that invites you to join the course. If you need to create an account in Canvas but have not received your join code via email, please contact your instructor or institution for help with logging in.

How do I submit an online assignment?

You can submit online Assignments in Canvas using several submission types. Instructors can choose what kind of online submissions they want you to use. You may also have the option to resubmit assignments if your instructor allows.

Any attachments added as part of a graded assignment submission are also copied to your user files but are not counted against your user quota. However, once the file has been uploaded as a submission, you cannot delete the file. Files are stored in the Submissions folder.

Before submitting an assignment, you may want to review all assignment information, such as the assignment rubric, if any. This lesson shows how to turn in a standard online assignment. Learn how to submit a Turnitin assignment or a peer review assignment.

The Canvas app for students is a popular way of keeping track of your learning activities in Canvas on the go.  This is especially important in time of change and uncertainty, when you need to receive rapid notifications of important announcements from teachers and course administrators.

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