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Tha239;) - Love it, love it , love it
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!
The Star Critic - Great App!
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.
Gavin Apollo - Great in most ways, except one MAJOR flaw
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.
bdubs85 - It's improving! Getting closer!
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!
Anxious&Obsessed - Missing Online Features for Submission
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.
Phillyphan101 - Good, but…
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.
Thermostat404* - Some suggestions
This is quite a useful app, as sometimes it’s easier to use than desktop...👍...🤔.
Would like the collapsed state of a module to be saved to help reduce time navigating to the correct assignment. On this note it would be useful to be able to pin specific locations in a course for quick access (e.g. a specific assignment, or announcement)
For writing messages, it’d be really useful to be able to save draft messages to device rather than just canceling or sending.
When replying to a discussion, a big section of the screen above the keyboard is white and unusable to view the reply, leaving only a tiny space. The feature to view the message that I'm replying to, is nice.
For the Canvas platform as a whole, it’d beneficial for teachers to be able set their Canvas class to display grades based on their own grading system. So, maybe have a way where the professor sets up specific formulas for different types of assignments. This ability would be useful right now as some teachers determine grades differently, such as by the cafeteria style, where the class grade is determined based on how well a student is staying on track towards the needed final amount of points, to get an A for example.
Recently the app logo changed, and now it’s back to normal. Though, what the logo was changed to wasn’t bad, and in-fact neat. As is possible for a few apps on the apps store, it’d be cool to be able to change the app logo.
theLincolnguy - More accessible and easy to use than the computer
I enjoy using this instead of having to log on every time on a web browser and having to boot up my computer, it’s also wherever I am. I do have a couple of occasional issues though, sometimes the app doesn’t load, it just keeps showing the canvas logo rotating forever (I think it may have something to do with having do not disturb on, I don’t know if it’s exclusive to my 2017 model iPad Pro 10.5 or if it could be a generic issue). Also, when writing a long reply on a discussion, the letters sometimes can start to fall behind, even to the point of a full second delay and then it will start back spacing if you made a mistake and won’t stop for a minute. This problem may have been fixed just this week with a canvas update (not the app, just canvas in general). The only thing I would like added is the option to edit a post/reply in discussions, I really wish I could do this without having to log on online and just use the app. But overall all, this is a great app to use.
Steak Haus - Great for faculty only, calendar is useless
Nothing auto uploads to the calendar. If I have to personally check 10 sources to make sure Im on schedule, this is basically a very complicated syllabus with a forum attached to it. The format allows and inadvertently causes faculty to make busy work for the student by uploading more and more materials with more deadlines to keep track of, but since it does little to organize or enhance workflow, it has essentially made it more work for the student as you are looking through 50 pages of materials to make sure you’ve covered all the bases. I’d rather have a paper syllabus and take home handouts as needed, then have to keep track of hundreds of files, notifications, emails, forms and dates throughout the term. Its idea of a solution inadvertently creates a bigger problem. You’d think everyone having remote access to something would make the workflow more efficient. Instead it just opens floodgates to 40 people at a time thinking “Oh, I’ll just say or add this one more thing...” At least add a global search tool.
Thenameisgoodgrammer - Love-hate thing
I love canvas. Only on the computer though. When I went to change my profile I have to go to my phone because I’m using someone else’s computer. But when I downloaded it TWO TIMES, I didn’t know how to get in. The furthest I ever got was to the register. I don’t even know what I’m buying. But then I noticed the login part. That just took me back to the start. But instead, it says my password isn’t correct. (You’ll never guess my password, it’s nonsense lol) I typed it while I took a video to make sure I typed my password correctly. I typed it correctly, however the app says that I did not. Truly annoying. It does not work on my phone, BUT, I still love it on the computer! I love this website! (On the computer. I’m no dummy)All those cons only made it go down to three stars. That’s it! Please do not remove this app because it helps kids who do hybrid classes (like me) or always online. Don’t let all my complaints remove this app. Sincerely, A new fifth grader!!:)
Azaarika - New Design
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.
Samuel Haskins - Great App, but Needs a Few Minor Tweaks
First off, I want to say I love this app. Very easy for students to stay up to date on their schoolwork. I have used other programs such as My Big Campus and Blackboard Learn, but this app puts both of them to shape in terms of how easy it is to navigate. I could barely use their apps because everything was a mess, so good job with the creation of this app. However, I would like to make a few suggestions. As soon as something is posted to Canvas, it should you should IMMEDIATELY get a push notification and/or email. Sometimes, it takes several hours even though a grade, post, or assignment was posted a day ago, so make the notifications faster and more efficient. If I view a notification on the Canvas app, it should view as read on the desktop version. I notice when I view a notification on the app, it will show I have not viewed it on the desktop version. Also, find a way to allow users to do the “What-If?” grade scenarios on the app.
mabluvs2sing - Unable to Use
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.
Merlinalot - Back to school later in life-
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.
Tandynuggets - Can’t see all of the slides in a PowerPoint
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.
Jzanell - Previous user
I downloaded the app because it allowed me to interact with my instructors & fellow classmates. Somehow there was an update to the app & I can’t get into it anymore. There’s a function that allows a person to reset password & every time I try & request a new password via email, I never get anything from canvas at all. When I go into my school website on the computer, my info works just fine so I’m getting the password right they just don’t have my info in their system or something. I have also had other issues but nowhere to go & try to get help for this app. I’ll be deleting it off my phone since I can’t get in anyway. And it will remain deleted unless they go back to the way the app was 2 weeks ago. Fix your app idk how that needs to be done but it isn’t working for me & there’s no one to call or email for issues unless you’re logged into the app🙄
Alecbak - Awesome App! But recently the “home” page for my courses has been blank & useless
This is an awesome app. I’m more on top of our to-do’s and assignments than some of my peers simply because I have the app on my iPad. I really have no complaints except for 2 things.
1. (Mild) Someone else wrote a review that when you switch apps or go home, and com back the Canvas app. It restarts and takes you to your home page. This is kind of annoying, but honestly i can live with it for now.
2. (Why I am writing this review) recently, out of nowhere the “home” pages for my courses are coming up blank on the Canvas app. Just a month or two ago I was able to click on a course, and arrive at the home page and click on whatever I needed to get deeper into the course.
All of a sudden, I click on a specific course, and there is just a big blank page where it used to be the home page for my courses. I’m not sure what happened, I searched through the settings and it doesn't seem to be anything I can control. Please fix this! Home page just shows up blank, I have to access a lot of my materials by going through the calendar and its becoming not as useful.
It’s gotten to the point that when I need to access the home page for most things, I open safari and go to canvas through there so I can access the home page, etc.
OVERALL I LOVE THIS APP. But can y’all please fix this home page issue. Thank you
FishHeadsForever - Works pretty good. I like using it, and do.
I definitely get benefit from using this app for three classes now. Starting on the 4th. I gave it 5 stars because it is useful. Recommendations for improvement include: the Echo 360 videos do not have audio on my iPad; the People section does not have the groups; power point slides get rendered a little off, but good enough, and there is a way to copy to Power Point for IOS so that is ok. Pretty good integration with Office and OneDrive on IOS; the discussions it would be nice to have a toggle to a view with all reply’s expanded, then back again to only top level posts to be drilled down into. The first two made it so I had to lug my personal laptop on business trips in order to do all I needed for the classes. Still, I found this app worthwhile. Keep on improving it so that it can be used equivalently to the full PC browser based version.
MoranTactical - Not a good platform for forum discussions.
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?
Jeff.Siegman - Great app, could use minor update
I absolutely love this apps usability. I just have a couple suggestions to make it a little more user friendly. Not sure if this matters, but I go to Ashford University. First, it would be nice to have your own posts displayed at the top of each discussion, so they are easier to locate. Instead of having to scroll down through every other post just to find your own. Second, although the notifications are nice, they can also be a bit annoying. Especially since clicking on the notification does not take you directly to the specific reply of that post. It simply takes you into the app and then you have to “guess” who commented and on which post. Those are my only two suggestions/complaints. Other than that, the app is awesome! Fix these two things and I’ll change my rating to 5 stars.
S in VA - Meh. It’s ok but it has some issues so it could definitely be better.
It’s a good app and a little more user friendly than Blackboard but it has organizational issues that can be hard to handle. I wish there was a way to customize your course selection screen and the access points for your modules once you open your course. I have to jump through hoops to get to where I need to go for some assignments. It’s time consuming and frustrating. Also I wish there was a feature where you can add events or assignments to your personal in app calendar. I have one class that does not enter the time or day assignments are due directly into Canvas and therefore the assignments don’t show up in the calendar. I’d be willing to manually enter due dates from the syllabus if the app would allow me to but unfortunately the entire calendar is locked down. I can’t even export it to my phones calendar or reminders. Very frustrating to deal with but it hasn’t killed me yet so 🤷♀️
Dog Buddies 2211 - Student Canvas App Review
The Canvas app is extremely convenient (for both teachers, parents, and students) to use, at any time, anywhere. The app is easier to log into than the website, and it gets you in quicker, with barely any time wasted on loading. You can have the app on your phone or IPad, which makes it a very reliable backup option. You can also have multiple accounts on it, without having to log out on your main school account. The app enables you to check your grades, upload an assignment, submit an assignment, join a conference, message a teacher, etc. I like how on your phone, you can quickly access your account without waiting for the page to load, which isn’t even accessible on a phone. Not everyone has an IPad, so the free app, is very useful, especially during this time.
Tsalazar1987 - App issues
Reasons why I dislike canvas
1. If you log into canvas from multiple devices, and say, you check some announcements from your phone, and then log into canvas from your computer later it does not recognize that you already checked all your announcements already. This is the same for grades and any other updates
2. If you get a notification saying an assignment has been graded, and you click on that notification, it takes to to the comment/submission portion of that assignment (which doesn’t show the grade) and if you hit “done” it take you to the home page. So that’s really annoying, because you have to start back from square one. Might as well not click the notification and go to canvas since you’ll be redirected back to the home page anyway
3. If you are on canvas and then switch over to a different app, almost instantly canvas loses your spot, so when you come right back to canvas you are back in the homepage.
There are more issues with canvas but it does work, it’s just annoying that it can’t remember a lot of things.
kiwii75 - Interface change
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.
Fairladyorchid - Helpful, but glitchy
While it helps to have an app that allows me to continue my education even while putting a child to sleep, there are a great many problems. The biggest is the slow keyboard response. When writing, one must be willing to be overly patient. In this era, we should be able to type at will and have the technology move with us. More often than not I must type and wait for each word to appear. It is common for the app to take more than 10 seconds to respond to my typing and mangle the sentence into an unintelligible mess.
The other failing is the annoying tendency for the app to relapse into previous versions of the screen in which I am working. If I complete a post or reply, it would suddenly disappear as if it failed to upload the post. If I retyped my post, it would all of the sudden remember the past and double post. Unfortunately, this is not only a problem in the app but also the desktop version. Please fix this!
GBD4 - Works good but needs some updates
The app works well, it allows me to check my grades and look at up coming assignments very easily and is mostly what I use it for. I think if the developer would update the way that discussion content is presented it would make the app more user friendly and be more valuable for actual learning. I would like the ability to minimize discussion like is available on the canvas website so that I don’t have to read the entire discussion or all the comments at once and could choose to read only specific ones at a time. As it is right now I do not use the app to follow discussions because I have to scroll through everything to reach a discussion that I want to read. If I could choose the discussions that are fully displayed then I would be more likely to read discussions throughout the day follow along with the discussion instead of waiting until I am sitting in front of my computer at home each night.
Just_a_fool - Just eh
So far on the mobile side canvas seems very inconvenient due to the constant redirects to 3rd party apps and the long loads, not to mention the module system. I do like the linear feel of the modules but from a visual and usability side google classroom’s feed is definitely a lot nicer (mostly due to the interconnectivity of the google suite). Being able to create separate feeds for discussions, work, and recourses is really useful though. Also the ability to choose which courses appear on your course page is pretty neat, but instead of seeing courses you have favorited you should just have the option to hide courses that you don’t want to see that way you don’t risk missing any new ones you may be added to. Custom color options for courses would also be nice since I’ve now run out of colors I like. All around it seems like it can be a very powerful tool for online learning, but needs a little more work especially on the visual side.
plantboydiego - NEEDS improvement.
This app is very responsive and aesthetically functional. However, it is not functional for the things that matter:
1. Discussions: I write all of my discussion posts on the notes app instead of the in-text box in Canvas. Why? Because any text more than what I could only guess is more than 200 words, causes extreme lag and unresponsive ness from the app.
Also discussions should be handled a little more like social media, so notifications apply directly to your own post and can be quickly accessed/directed to your own posts. Rather than having to scroll for long times to find your discussion post in a class of 60+ people.
It’s also normal for teacher to request a post goal in discussions, it would be cool for canvas to have a discussion post counter so students can be aware of how many posts/replies they’ve made, to make sure they’re on track.
Replies should be expandable, to maintain organization of the feed.
2. URGENT Drop down menu multiple choice during quizzes/tests needs to be look . It resorts to the iOS wheel of choice similar to the one when selecting your birthdate in any other app. It basically limits the information displayed to stay in accordance to the feature of iOS. However, I lost some points in a test because I couldn’t figure out what the drop down menu said. And sentences are ended with elipsis, rather than a clickable option to expand the content
SnowflakesPortusun - Needs Fixing!
I’m not sure how I feel about Canvas. I recently started using this app, and there have been some distressing occasions on attempting to turn in work/get to class on time. There are some components that I like and some aren’t as good in my opinion. For instance, the assignments that I submit do not appear submitted on the teacher’s side. This negatively impacts my grade. Additionally, it’s easy for the app to crash from the number of students/educators using it at once. Sometimes I end up not getting to class on time due to it not loading. I hope these “small” bugs get fixed soon, or many educations are being put in jeopardy. Some good components are (if the app is working effectively) it’s quite easy to find your assignments and get them into your instructor. I like how the app has a calendar and it marks off the things you have already completed. All things considered, this app needs some fixing, but overall I would love to use it again.
loaded soft - Critics
Great app, it is really on the fence of getting a 4 instead but with all the bug fixes it’s okay, if you have problems with the app just ask people who know it will enough, most people complain about the app but it’s actually pretty good. It sends notifications thru text and notification just in case it did not work, I really hated how it handled files but know it is okay, I also hated how it handled assignments but know it’s really good, it might need a place to put your email for teachers and students a like, I don’t like how it has the messages layer out like reddit, it’s not even the good reddit one, it’s the bad see reply one and you have too keep pressing and pressing, it has a very useful Hud where you can see all your classes and you can change and customized them, it also has access to drive and outlook. Thx canvas
Shizzam84 - Forensics & Mat 142
I really like canvas for my forensic class because everything is easy to review and the professor is really great about helping with any needs that are on canvas.
However, I really dislike canvas for my Math class and I took the same math class last semester and had to drop due to family emergency but it was on blackboard, the topic were the same but the program was very different. I had to master a topic to move on but if I couldn’t master the topic I was just stuck in that topic. Ask teacher and other students for help and they were having the same problem. The teacher didn’t feel that the program was a problem, but it was indeed an issue because I was spending 7-10 hours on the computer trying to figure out the topics. However, I will not take math if it’s on canvas Ever Again.
🧚Fairy Dust🐥 - Horrendous
This app is the absolute worst. Not only is it making work much more harder now that school is online, but it also makes me stress so much because sometimes I won’t be getting an email till after the day my work was due which lowers my grades. This app has made me want to die several times and it makes it seem like this perfect app teachers can use but in reality it is so complicated because teachers don’t even know how to use it sometimes. I think it’s best we get rid off it and never bring it back since it is truly the reason I am currently failing online school and want to die. Now that I am grounded for not being able to see my grades since teachers have the ability to lock it, I want to die. It is making finals so much worse and it starts to glitch on me when least expected but most needed. It made my pet unicorn die so in conclusion we need to get rid of it. Canvas, i hope making several young poor innocent kids suffer pleaded you for some time but don’t cry to us when we take down this app. xoxo 🥰🙈🦄🦋🧚
destiny9346 - So many things wrong
First off whenever you try to open the app it’s either a hit or miss it either lets you on the app or decides it’s not going to let you on and glitches back to the home screen every time you click on it. Submissions take way to long and sometimes don’t even work. And to add on to that I’ve had the app multiple times when writing in the text box delete everything I typed. This problem makes me FURIOUSSSS!!!! There needs to be a better update then this one because this one literally has not fixed anything seriously the last update was better than this. Also it would be pretty cool if we got the option to change the color or even just have a dark mode to the whole screen on canvas. I feel like more students would enjoy the app if we could personalize it and make it feel more like ours and give us motivation and creativity to do our assignments and make us actually want to do them in the first place. Please I say pleaseeee read this and take everything into consideration. Thanks.
Elle Lee Mae - Love the mobile access to Canvas
Canvas is far superior to every academic class portal that I have used. I’ve had the pleasure of using five different platforms throughout my education. This mobile app has most of the functionality of the web version. I love the quick access to syllabi, videos and mail. Mostly I love that it stays logged in and I get push notifications of announcements, grade and new items in my inbox. I have most of my push notifications turned off, except this app and my text messages. The app keeps a mediocre grad-student well informed and now making all A’s since we switched over. I think it is because the courses are easily accessible from my phone and I can watch a lecture while waiting for an appt or other random downtime, without needing a computer.
rosietheweeb - Pls take off the zoom/FaceTime thing
I hate being called and getting messages about what time to come to class. do u guys not get that we have life’s too and we are in a life crisis. I wanna feel in peace but teachers don’t let that happen. During this break I wanna feel calm not stressed out about work. Pls just delete it. I don’t wanna be stressed out. People are dying and you guys are giving us classes like nothing is happening. Idc if I don’t have grammar there is no point in school they teach us useless stuff we never use when we grow up. What is history going to teach me how air was invented. I already know English and if I don’t know a work omg there is google woowwwww. Math we have our phones to help. Science is useless to me it’s not my thing. School should let us choose stuff we like and wanna grow up to know to have a good future but with a lot of subjects do you guys really think we are going to remember everything. JUST PLSSS STOP. The only thing I can write a whole essay about is a hate comment. Let me live in peace before I die jeez.
Hurricane1981 - E
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djerez - Virtual Classes
I was a big fan of this program once it launched because I would be able to respond, post, and such from my phone at times when I was not close to my laptop.
Room for improvement: please fix the problem of announcements and notifications. When there is an announcement made for a given class, and I click on the notification from my phone I get brought back to the home screen (dashboard). This means I then have to scramble around the class to figure out what the announcement notification was about. It will be helpful if we are directed to the announcement or post when we click on the notification received on our screen.
Grades: I select to have my grades visible but this seems to be a temporary thing. There are times where the grades option is reset from the settings screen and I have to go back and select the option once more.
Edit option: is there a way to edit a post once submitted? This is something we can do for the laptop but not an option on the app. Just curious. There are times I notice a typo and have to wait to log in via the laptop to correct the post.
Other than that - this is a great tool to have. If you’re a person who is on the go - it’s amazing to be able to respond to posts from our phone.
Mcnuttys - No other option
My university picked this application do you use for submitting all work it I didn’t particular choose it myself so it’s an unfair review. It works great on my computer, it’s pretty straightforward the only problem is trying to upload some documents from my iPhone. It’s a little bit more cumbersome you got to work around some issues because it’s not 100% iOS compatible. They’re working on it they are making improvements they do try to listen to your complaints most of the time the upgrades into the system are throughout the summer. So although it takes more time for the updates to happen it’s worth the wait. Then you’re not stuck with your app updating at an inopportune time during the school year. When you need to be taking an exam or there’s an assignment due and you can’t upload it.
Tim - USU - Useful!!
The canvas mobile app is really convenient for checking up on to-do’s, checking final scores for assignments, messaging instructors and students, and a bunch of other things! I’m really grateful to have it
I recommended making two modifications:
1. When instructors/students make comments on a turned-in assignment, you can see the comment they give, but you can’t see the attached file they put in the comments. I have to open up my computer to see that, and sometimes it would be a lot more convenient to pull it up on my phone on the way to class, so I can decide if I need to go see the professor or something else.
2. I wish the to-do list would update after the due-date has passed, or after I turn in an assignment. That would make it simpler to move thru items, and not just have to X them out each time.
Martyshka123 - Half cooked, just like its online version
Thank you for making Canvas accessible on mobile phones, but there are so many things to improve.
Just this one: you write a long post in discussions in your class, and before submitting it you feel like switching to another app to check the vocabulary or look up references. Your post is gone. Canvas does not work in the background, unlike virtually every single iPhone app I have ever seen. When you switch back to it, the app will reload and all unsaved content will be gone. That caused me some actual harm having to rewrite long posts.
Second, what on earth with threading the discussions? How difficult can it be to make forums collapsible? And btw, in the online version too, it should be possible to open just a branch of a discussion, not binary “open all” or “close all”.
In the app, one has to browse through the entire forum to find new posts.
I hope there will be improvements.
therrant - Completely Unresponsive
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.
ur local girl scout - Could use a few adjustments
I LOVE Canvas!!! I can access my assignments on my phone and do everything that I can do on the website.. Just a few things that I think could be fixed though. First, my notifications are always super late. I have a teacher that always posts her announcements at 8:00 am and I was waiting for the notification so I could click straight in. But the notification was 10 minutes late!!!! I don’t know if it’s just my phone, but I’ve tried restarting my phone and everything but nothing happens! Second, on the website, you can see the assignment description and the text box at the same time. But on the app if you want to see the description you have to exit out of the text box. Overall it’s a good app! If these get fixed it would definitely be a 5 star!
PTinT - Better than the Canvas website
My school is in the process of switching to Canvas from a program called Desire 2 Learn (D2L), which was clunky to use.
When I started this semester I played with the Canvas website which seems to be better than D2L, though with a few idiosyncrasies. Our instructor said there was an app, so I thought I'd give it a try. It's even easier to navigate than the website. Also, one of my issues with D2L was that I couldn't upload files from my iPad. With the Canvas app it's super easy, making my semester significantly less stressful (I don't have to email myself everything and then find a computer from which to upload it).
I've only been using it for 2 weeks, but all in all, a great app.
Deleopeifa - App settings constantly reset
The app works well enough, most features function properly. The big issue I have is that the settings constantly reset. The biggest example of this is that I’ve been logged out multiple times, so when I open the app to do something I have to find my school and sign in again.
The more frequent issues are smaller, like the “show grades” toggle. This is designed with a toggle switch, which indicates that it’s a permanent setting, but then when I go back into the app after closing it, the toggle is switched back to the off position.
Also, if I’m ever in a document within a course to study or read it, and I switch to a different app to reference something - say, safari to look something up, or my email to check correspondence - when I return to Canvas after 3 minutes, it’s totally reset. It reloads and I’m back out in my dashboard and have to go through all the layers to find where I was again. Very frustrating.
alisatrf - Great but the glitches need to be fixed
I love this app, I love the functionality of it on my phone and iPad and the ease of it. What I don’t love is that as SOON I put my phone down it automatically turns off the app, meaning the page I was on was gone and it restarts me back to home. This has happened ALOT of times when I’m in the middle of writing an email to someone, I put the phone down for a second and then pick it up back, the email is gone, nothing saved all my writing was deleted and I’m brought to the homepage. I did exit out of the app or anything it just does that automatically. Can they fix this issue where it stops refreshing the page and bring you to home right away unless you close the app completely? Let it just keep you on the same page you’ve been until you yourself close it on change the destination.
a singular bee knee - A couple things
To start off with the positive, the calendar works and everything posted shows up.
With that out of the way, the issues: I’ve been using this app for a couple years because it is (unfortunately) required for my classes. The entire time I’ve been using it, it has bugged out in a couple ways. Whenever I go to submit something, the app closes completely and fails to complete the process. It has also repeatedly kicked me from various classes, which makes it super difficult to do anything (obviously). Ive tried to figure out why this happened, but never found anything glaringly wrong. I’ve never had these problems when working with canvas on the computer, just on mobile. The app is pretty much useless at this point, acting more like a barely-functional calendar rather than a convenient way to do schoolwork while away from the computer or home.
E.j.Teegarden - Simplistically Intuitive
After 6 years of college now and using MANY different educational platforms, Canvas is truly a breath of fresh air. It’s not mucked-up with unnecessary buttons all over the place and it’s style is minimal, therefore simple.
With each semesters new classes, I’m never get the feeling of being lost as I have felt in the past with other platforms. It’s basic, and with full loads students shouldn’t have to learn a whole different language just to interact with a class-unless intentionally studying a different language of course. At this basic level, when I reasonably search for something it’s where it is thought to be-intuitive-and takes little to no effort get done what needs to get done-school.
DrewLife365 - Restarts whenever I return to the app
Since the latest update I can’t go back to the Canvas app without it restarting. I have the iPad Pro so with all this ram means that it isn’t a hardware issue. This is a software issue and it’s only this app that this happens to and it didn’t always happen just with this most recent update. It’s caused a lot of problems because I will have slides loaded on canvas then I’ll look something up on safari then go back to the app and it reloads and I have to go back to the slides so very inconvenient I hope this is fixed because I might as well just use the website which I find harder to use than the app, but this inconvenience makes this app pretty much unusable. Good other than that but right now that’s a pretty huge problem. Canvas is responsible for this too so please fix it. That’s the worst bug I’ve dealt with on this app. I like the app but that’s a huge bug to ignore.
Fffffffffkkkkkffffl - It’s okay
I find it really useful to do assignments on it can it great to keep me updated on what assignments I have due next. The only major issue I have is that sometimes like 3 times out of the week it reads an error sign on my “to due” something that reads “it doesn’t support format.” I have an iPhone and it’s pretty updated so I don’t understand why it says this. So because of this I can’t submit assignments or can’t even view them. Therefore I have to open up my lap top and do it that way. The point of the app was to avoid that and make it easier. I’ve tried deleting the app reinstalling it and then updating it but nothing. It randomly fixes itself and then days later it does it all over again. Kinda of frustrating. I shouldn’t complain since it’s free but I’ve missed one assignment because of it and it got me pretty upset.
nerd in more ways than one - Love it! Except for one thing...
This app is great, I love being able to see my classes and assignments even when I can’t use my computer and I don’t even have to open google to get to it. My only issue: taking a quiz on this app that is anything other than multiple choice is like trying to catch a frightened hamster. It’s extremely difficult, because I entered my answer for #7, then tried to scroll to #8, and it jumps down to 11. Then I try to scroll back up to 8 and it goes to 12..13... when I finally get back up to 8, I open my keyboard and it goes back down to number nine. Everything else is great! But can we make the non-multiple-choice quizzes a little more compatible? That’s my only complaint, otherwise would highly recommend this app
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achilleaustin - Well implemented
I was pleasantly surprised by the outstanding simplistic visual design and ease of access. The overall experience overshadows that of the desktop version, which in contrast is quite clunky and inconsistent. There are little to no bugs or GUI glitches, and coupled with the streamlined usability it is a breeze to use. All features of the web desktop version are carried over to this app, and with many improvements. Animations are fluid, and general responsiveness feels on par with that of Apple or Google’s system apps. Did not except such outstanding achievement from a government branch, as most services offered are terribly designed with an inconsistent user interface.
Whichever team who was behind the optimisation and general design of the application deserves a raise.
Ruwa1n - Lovely app I love it as a parent
This app is so useful my child is at home because of the things going around but she can still do the work her class mates are doing at school. My son on the other hand is also loving this app he is checking his inbox every day he is in year 7 and he loves it my daughter is in year 5 and is very happy in what she does this is a great app and I also love it.
Thanks for making this lovely app and also there is a parent canvas as well so that is just lovely
cray cray tori - 🦄⭐️One Slight Thing Wrong!⭐️🦄
Dear Developers Of Canvas,
I Absolutely Love This App As It Is Quite Helpful To See My Grades In Such An Easy And Organised Dashboard. I Also Love How Easy It Is To Log In, Do It Once And Your Practically Logged In Forever. I Don’t Really Recommend Never Logging Out Because If You Lose Your Phone/iPad/iPod, Anyone That Finds It Will Be Able To Log In Unless You Have A Password To Unlock Your Device Which Is What A Lot Of Devices Have. If You Keep Logging In Repeatedly, You Will Remember You Login Details Better! Also, Sometimes After I Have Left The App For A While (Few Weeks etc.) It Sort Of Loses Progress And I Have To Connect It Back To My School And Log In etc. Apart From That, I Really Like This App And Would Recommend It To Any School.
Ant_fl - Needs to be fixed!
A couple days ago I would have told you Canvas was the most useful application on my phone. Very easy to use with few limited abilities over the desktop version, and a few problems when trying to submit assignment or download attachments. However, I was randomly logged out of my profile last week and since haven’t been able to get back in. I have tried countless times and even across multiple platforms and still no connection, just the same old response, “an unexpected error has occurred.” This makes me extremely mad because with an app that has been so heavily used in my day to day life to completely restrict me and stop working is a huge spanner in the works. A few of my classmates are also experiencing the problem. I hope this problem can be fixed, ASAP!
iWinona - Compatability Issues
I love the general set up of this app, however I often have to just go to the website because certain things don’t work in the app.
One thing is sometimes when I tap a link and try to open a file it says ‘the specified resource does not exist’, but if I open it in safari it downloads just fine.
The other issue is one of my subjects has a bunch of tiles on the home screen as opposed to the more normal set up, and none of these tiles show up on the app. This means I can’t use the app at all for this subject which is highly irritating.
But besides those issues, I think the app has an overall well thought out design - it’s very intuitive and the nerd within loves that I can change the colours of my subjects.
LJF THE REVIEWER 34 - Canvas Student 😐
Really good platform, but slow for uploading assignments and announcements, and takes a long, tedious sequence to submit and turn in. As a user though, I find it quite easy to find the school, thanks to the school library. I do use the app, but more often I use the online version, since the app is slow to react to new timetables and updated courses. For example, it took an hour for the app to update the deadline of ONE assignment. As I said earlier, the online version is more reliable. On the plus side, notifications are short and snappy, courses can be removed and added relatively quickly, and schools can see discussions, so they can monitor student/teacher activity.
Overall: A little disappointing. 3 out of 5.
KMess83 - Glitchy
If you exit the app for even 10 secs to check a msg or something, it resets itself & forgets where you were so you need to start over & find what page you were reading. You can zoom in so often need to login to the desktop version anyway to see the tiny writing. Many features aren’t accessible from the app. It also quite often doesn’t mark what you’ve already read even though it’s supposed to tick it off as you go. So every time I come back in I need to scroll through to find what I’ve already done which is a total waste of time. Many improvements are needed on this app to make it good.
Armageddon2912 - This app is straight legitness, not even gonna lie
App is very smooth, very intuitive and very easy to manage u nomsayin. Recently they made it even better by fixing up the discussion pages. Lecture slides can be viewed inside the app which is dank as hell if you ask me, very useful. Overall this app is dank legitness fam, nomsayin. The devs are riding a wave here, they know what they're doing, fam I'd buy them a beer if I saw them irl nomsayin. 10/10 app
L2567 - Great, but a new issue has emerged
I’m gonna get straight to the point, as I’m slightly annoyed. Canvas is a great app, and it’s been working perfectly until the update a few days ago that changed the assignment page. Since then, whenever I’ve tapped on the new submission button, all I’ve gotten is a blank page except for the little tab at the bottom of the page that allows me to message my teacher. I can’t submit my assignments from there, and for the past few days, I haven’t been able to fully complete the lessons I’ve been set. Please fix this!
TiginAus - Too stripped down and buggy
IOS version for ipad. It really needs to match the website for utility and functionality in this day and age, but unfortunately the App version lacks a lot of features. Also embedded videos in PPT files dont play, no way to load videos as file to show in a lecture.
Files that you rename in the website don’t get renamed in the app even if you refresh a dozen times.
No way to access files to mark through this app. Have to do it through the website.
Very disappointing and really rather basic and backward teaching platform. Really feels like the app is an afterthought rather than a key feature of their learning platform.
Unfortunately the university where I work use this so we are stuck with it. Maybe though they will invest some time in fixing the app and bringing it’s functionality up to the basics you need to teach a course without having to keep referring back to the website.
bimm4 - Good but some easy to fix issues
The app is great and does whatever it needs to do. The only problem is, when you are looking at a rubric for an assignment, you can’t see how much marks whatever area is worth unless you go on the website version which takes too long to access. I know that this is an easy fix because it’s been there before but in one of the past updates it’s disappeared. Thanks for making such a good app, but please fix it.
ACC Canvas Student - Great app but needs some bug fixes
This app is great for our school needs but while using it on the iPad we get random and extremely repetitive alerts (5 in a minute and this continues throughout the day randomly) for “User is not able to access this content” that we need to dismiss to carry on working. Nothing is opened that we can pinpoint as the reason for this alert. It is very frustrating.
Other than that, no issues at all.
nonivkmame - iPhone scrolling issue
I use Canvas via Swinburne online and there seems to be a glitch with the iPhone display of conversation threads in that the pages appear massively too large for he device and scrolling takes forever. The comments are 40- 50 swipes down the page, even when there are few comments. I guess, I’m a nutshell, it’s not very responsive.
Part time student- NC - Great app to keep up to date!
Just discovered this app after recommendation from a fellow student and has been fantastic for managing my program. I can check when assignments are due, read any messages, and basically just keep up to date. Great especially when you don’t have your laptop or tablet. Would definitely recommend.
essenceseeker - Way better than Black Board
Idk if it's Canvas or my university, or both but canvas is way better then Blackboard. Everything is well organised, easy to find and runs nicely across all my devices. I find my self doing most of my content learning from my smartphone and just doing assignments on my laptop. This is great for me as I study online and am always on the go.
ajjp01 - I like it but
I like it but it’s annoying how many notifications we get for one thing, like I get two notifications every time I get a email or something changes, also when I click on the announcements, I have to go through every single announcement to get ride of the red bubble. It’s also annoying how I can’t set to-do’s. Thanks bye
Jowashimg - Annoying glitches
This app has annoying glitches , as soon as the screen turns off the lecture recordings turn off and you have to go back into the start of the app and back into lecture recordings again. It’s very frustrating. Sometimes the slides also don’t show on the lecture recordings but will show if you log into a PC. I also find when I log into notifications it doesn’t actually bring up the notification
Zaadie - Saved by Canvas, Access Lecture Slides On the Go!... please review the notification system though...
Pros: Glad I don’t have to whip out my laptop to review subject content. All in the palm of my hand, easy to navigate and load content.
Cons: Notifications are so annoying! I hate seeing red and numbers everywhere even though I’ve read them. Also so there a way to “mark as read”. Would calm my anxiety. Please and thank you.
ricebubble4 - Update is Terrible!
The update in April 2018 has made this once great app almost useless. Once you open a file, you can’t go back to the previous menu, it instead jumps back to a blank page and you need to go all the way from the dashboard back into the class and module you were looking at. It’s also made discussion posts virtually impossible, as you can no longer see any other students post in the discussion. Please change it back to how it was. There were no issues before, and now it is almost useless for the main things people use it for.
Rennie777 - I love it!
It’s so convenient! I can quickly see who posted responses to my initial posts. I can see what’s coming up in the next few days so it can be ahead of my assignments. Having the app on my phone just makes it easy to do things, plan and organise my workload with my family, work, study, and my calling.
Smellexxcx - Disappointed
So far I am pretty disappointed in how canvas works as an app or mobile site. The calendar in the app NEEDS month labels. It’s so confusing it’s essentially useless to me.
The discussion threads on the app don’t load AT ALL. Just spins and spins. And I’ve asked around and am not the only one with this issue. I have updated and tried deleting and redone loaded. I’ve tried on wifi and mobile. Nothing loads.
The mobile site basically doesn’t exist. Nothing fits to screen, I constantly have to zoom in and out. It’s really not user friendly for people who rely on mobile devices.
doobey1998 - 4 stars
Easy to use and well structured and makes looking at content while on the move much easier.
Loses a star because it keeps providing notifications for things even if there’s no new content posted. And when there is I get the same notification 3-4 times over a 30 minute period which can be quite annoying.
N.N, - Brilliant adaptation of the website version
The title speaks for itself, however the application's title on the home screen could be changed from 'Student' to 'Canvas' as some people are getting familiar with Canvas and seeing 'Student' instead of 'Canvas' would be confusing, and in some cases would not find it on their smartphones at all.
In short: change the name of the application that appears on the home screen.
Many thanks, a new but comfortable Canvas user
mf562 - Great to use on iPhone but
This is a great way to get onto canvas without using a computer or laptop. I use it a lot. I did encounter problems with discussion boards and having massive gaps to scroll through before you can see anything and some modules don’t show everything along with assignment tabs. That part is a headache and I use my laptop instead. I have approached cs about this issue with no response twice. Otherwise good to use.
hdenuf - Not as advertised
I would just like to say that the information I got before I signed up is not what has happened since. I was told I would be sent text books,never arrived!! Also, I was told I would have teacher access 24/7...... not true! I have to book in to get to ask the teacher a question which isn’t always possible because they have certain days and times for certain questions.
Pretty unhappy with the whole process!!!
galacticpresident - OUA enrolment not showing
It’s now about a week or so to go until my online studies begin via Open Universities Australia, and I still can’t see any evidence of my enrolment via this app, therefore I’m incapable of preparing for that study ... what use is the app if it contains no information? ... if you’re going to develop an app, remember it’s only as useful as the data it presents IN A TIMELY FASHION ... and I should have been able to see, and start preparing for my subjects, as of AT LEAST one week ago ... to say otherwise is unreasonable.
NurdanKullukRennert - Information disappears
It was working beautifully when I downloaded this app and I was using it everyday. Now, it doesn’t show the new notifications nor when I go to my units do the discussions show up. Please fix this issue. Thanks.
Charlotte_Brown - Poor experience
Due to corona I have been doing at home learning using this app for about two and a half weeks.
This app has been so hard to use and it is
constantly glitching not to mention everything was all over the place and I found it hard to understand what I was supposed to be doing... I have only been able to submit three of my main assignments and do a bit of general work here and there but I have not been able to complete all set tasks which is very frustrating.
CN Is The Best - Good
Canvas is really helpful for me at school, but just one thing.
I get way to many notifications, i’m mot sure if that’s canvas itself or if its my school posting way too much, but either way, maybe turn down the notification rate.
Other than that, amazing app, helps me a lot for school work and assignments/assessments, would highly recommend!
I.PJ.P - Can’t submit work!
For general viewing of assignments, modules and emails it’s a handy app. However the problem is they still haven’t fixed the bug that doesn’t allow you to submit assignments from your iOS device. It’s frustrating for me as 95% of what I do is on my iPad and I have to constantly upload work to a desktop in order to submit my work from there, it’s a little tedious at this point.
Northcote Mum - Could be good
The online version is great, however the mobile app just isn’t. When I try to view any content on modules tab I constantly get an error message. It’s such a shame as it would be amazing otherwise.
Mako 18 - Business Management
I really enjoy this app especially when you are on the go. These days most of the students are either on a handset or iPad so it really makes life a lot easier to access notes and materials. Cheers Marcus
hsvhunty - Easy access
Easy to access unit info and weekly learning materials which is great when your not at your pc. The only thing that is frustrating is that any comments others have make using their pc or app are not visible to me and as such I get no feedback until I hop on my pc.
qh9504 - Discussion board is hard to use
Everytime when I want to read the latest post, I have to scroll down and down to reach the post. Would be good if change the way to show posts(like prioritizing the newest post) or make an entry to those unread ones.
Clairebear611142535 - Very good Just one problem
It’s a very good app although for some reason I can’t access assignments it doesn’t show when I press assignments as sometimes I like to use my iPad to access while doing my work on my laptop
Just need to fix this but everything else is great
Miki&Seng - Couldn’t be without it
Makes studying online a bit easier because of the notifications.
dm42x - Back to the Start
The app is useful but would be much more so if it would stay on the same screen when you exit then open the app again. When you exit even for a moment it returns back to the Start screen and you have to navigate to where you were every time.
USYDstudentttt - Will not save where I left my reading earlier
Overall, good experience. Instant notification of updates, user friendly panel. Just it does not leave the last reading open when I just jumped out of it for a minute. And has to reopen it every time.
apple_magic - Poooor really poooor
Been using this for a semester for now.
1. Can be very buggy
2. Has very unintuitive UX, too much clicking and menus to get anywhere
3. Needs to fix Conferences
4. Needs to have dark mode
5. Needs to have simpler more intuitive inbox UI/UX
6. Needs to fix support when uploading gif’s, videos as comments into discussions and such, just shows blank now hah
Ooooh sooo many frustrations with this, instead of making students lives easier it makes them even more nightmare like :(
Maybe hire proper iOS designer’s and dev’s, ones that will follow Apples guidelines etc. As I can see you try to follow your own design’s but that simply doesn’t work on mobile as well as on the web.
Lolpigisme101 - Functional, however...
Great interface and well organised! However, I constantly receive errors when I open pages, stating “Page Not Found” when there is visible information. Otherwise, aside the constant tapping to dismiss the error, works nicely! (Would greatly appreciate if this was resolved) :-)
broden34 - Good, but could have some improvements
I found canvas hard to use and most of my info and work for some reason glitched and deleted all of my hard work, one time we had to record a really long complexed math equation, and I spent over 45 minutes solving it! Next time I opened up canvas; my teacher was not impressed...
Mattel unfriend - Ok but in the end you must use the website on a computer
So compared to lots of apps for education this is ok. Centralises info you need to see. But once you start using it... ummm.. go to the website on a computer. Don’t even bother with the website on your device. I’ve spoken to help desk and it’s like chasing your tail.
So, useful to get an overview of what your course is doing but hopeless to work on.
Revue R - Nothing but crash
I’ve always had trouble with this app. From app switching to it restarting. To having to sign in every time the app loads. To the latest open it up open the subject app crashes. To being able to join collaborate sessions. To need to use flash to make this work... I would not use this system if I didn’t have to..
Please make it stable and usable... my university uses this system for some unknown reason
wwZaqZaqww - This is so bad
This is a bad app that we are forced to use during school to all the teachers I don’t know why you choose this we might as well of used google classroom since it is easier to locate activities and assignments and to the creators of canvas please make it easier to locate everything by making it more simpler. If you don’t know how to do that take a look at google classroom and use it as a reference
whtrbbt - Works well
Needs to be updated to work with new iPad Pro resolutions - current is letterboxed with black bars, so isn’t taking advantage of the full screen. Works quite well otherwise, with good integration and functionality from the web version.
tam2!2 - Amazing
Best interface I’ve used so far! It’s easy to navigate and very nice to look at! I especially enjoy the fact that I get a to do list every time I login so I know what’s coming up first thing
Olliethe69master - This is not what I asked for????
I was under the impression I was downloading a well developed art studio app and found myself extremely disappointed with the options. Please change your name! Honestly expected more of you! Was confused as to why I needed to be enrolled in a class? All I want to do is doodle a bit in my spare time. If there was a star rating less than 1 I would give it to you. Unimpressed with the App Store and and Apple in general. Unsincerely yours.
tdur2 - A poor cousin to the web interface
The app is a good idea in principle but is so feature limited in comparison to the web interface. It’s particularly true if you if you are a content creator for various courses, invariably you get bumped out to the web interface for almost everything. Notifications are probably the most useful feature.
Kylie spanky - Lifesaver
Great app. Better than using the website on mobile. A little glitchy when writing on forums and messages. Excellent when used with the bookshelf app for textbooks
Djwill61 - Not helpful chat helpdesk
Was chatting with Kyle V on the canvas app help desk. Unfortunately while trying to view something he sent me I accidentally disconnected the chat. Feedback for that interaction is that I felt I was being told what should be occurring and when I said anything to the contrary, I was referred back to what should have been occurring. If what should have been occurring was occurring, I wouldn’t have needed the help desk. Now I’m going to have to call
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mah@94 - So helpful
Easy to use and we can use anywhere anytime
frustated student - I miss blackboard
Doesn’t give notifications and it takes a long time to load. Very confusing to navigate
MWilczynska - Difficult to navigate
Quercus is very difficulty to navigate, recordings and files are in hard to find places, messages are also difficult to find.
Scholar2.0 - Nope dont do it
This tortures me.
EvilClown99 - Ok
It’s good except it’s kind of annoying how if you’re looking at a professor’s slides and you switch out of the app for a second that the app restarts and you have to search for them all over again
111011000101001 - Multitasking issue needs to be fixed
Every time the app is minimized and brought up again, it kicks you to the dashboard, very annoying.
IvanTerribleTo - Fix calendar
Time zone of Calendar subscription does not match with my phone’s settings
D1A2826 - Discussion board is bad enough on desktop ...
And it is virtually unusable in the app. If there are many posts, you can’t filter for unread messages or messages from particular users. Attachments require numerous steps to view.
Galaxydragon24 - Surprisingly good
This is good
GKings693 - It’s ok
Please add a dark mode the white dashboard makes my eyeballs feel like they’re being roasted on a George Foreman grill
gregbrooks3393 - Notification issues
The app doesn’t even notifications, nor does it update the notifications tab. This broken feature causes the app to almost become useless as I must manually check classes for new content.
playthatbass - Missing one feature that users desperately need
I love the app (5 stars) BUUUTT the developer needs to find a way for videos to rotate to landscape view.
StarrySkys - Courses show on desktop site but not on app
What’s the point of the app if it doesn’t even show the courses I know I’m enrolled in
ballet510510 - It’s great!
I enjoy the canvas app, very easy to navigate. It is easy to do my school on the go. ☺️
karn chahal - Percentage
Its doesnot show the exact percentage of a particular subject in a particukar quiz, it always shows the average percentage not the exact one. Please fix that
Dwisekal - Horrible!
I hated our school using this! I ended up just ending the school year for my kids because it was way too difficult and unreliable. It worked fine on the computer - when it let you login. But extremely glitchy on phone and iPad - wouldn’t sign in at all on those two.
Amos ko - servers sux
App and website goes down often, and i am unable to view my assignments. Poo poo developers need to fix their poo poo app
angry_and_hungry_12345 - Lack customization
Can’t mark current assignments that has priorities, the app always shows old assignments first. it would be good if they added something to help track the most recent assignments or be able to filter them.
Old school man 🤤 - Horrible
Always glitches out and is complicated to use. PLEASE REMOVE IT!! Trash. I honestly hate it. And I don’t want anyone else to feel the pain I had when I downloaded. Please remove
Cindy2004 - Collaborate Ultra Needs Improvement
Collaborate Ultra has become essential during these times, and while it works well on desktop the mobile app fails to offer the same level of performance. The biggest drawback of the application is the lack of full screen or the ability to play recorded videos in landscape. A more seamless messenger, without the use of an external browser popup would also improve the quality of lectures when watched on mobile devices.
Squash those Bugs! - This makes me sad
Well. I really do like canvas. But, I cannot log in on the app! I thought I had the wrong app, but I don’t. It lets me log in online. But not in the app. Please fix this!
dreggieregreggie - Homework
A great way to do homework on the go!
lmsnks - The wrost app
I hate this app because of brain power because is the wrost pleace form Eric
Lou21678 - Bring back the red app logo!!!!!!
The white app logo is not good, please bring back the red app logo!!!
Feriel BA - Videos - blank space
For my last course, videos do show up on the app. I really found it useful for previous courses.
Seeeelllleeee - NEW ICON UGLY
New icon is very aesthetically unpleasant
sub to itzbodieplayz - Won’t let me log in
So I now my password and it says it’s wrong and itsss not
alejoa_a - App constantly freezes
I want to like this app. In general seems good, and I love the widget for the grades. However, the app is constantly freezing. Also, push notifications seems to be not working for me, even though I have enabled them in setting (both in the app in iOS). Hopefully it gets fixed soon
hdjdshj - What an extraordinary product
Thanks to our beloved canvas, we could still learn under this Covid-19 crisis!!!
futandrew - Too good to get a five-star
I love canvas sooo much, and it works always well and stable.
ThatGuyLord - :)
Just doing my part Reddit
boiifyoudont12345 - This is unfair
This is unbelievable
Tye Dream - Free my homies
Panda nose - Get rid of it
Get it gone
hlgu aama gat - Lousy app
Nothing showing up
💜SilverSparrow💜 - AMAZING!!!
My virtual school announcements, email, meetings, etc has never been easier to keep track of. When there's a new announcement, I get a notification. When there's a new grade for one of my assignments, I get a notification. When I get an email from my teacher, I get a notification.
It was never this easy before! I get notifications for everything and I never miss anything that goes on in my school! Thanks so much for turning this into a great and easy to navigate app! It makes my life so much easier! 😁
110ibtasam110 - Canvas
Could be a lot more user friendly and more like how the format is on a PC!
Sergio Nino - Une vrai réussite
Une très bonne application pour faciliter l’apprentissage!
Arielarora - The Joy of Letting Go
I’m so inspired to be able to connect with Pema Chödron and the teachings each day. The platform for online learning is very simple and easy to use. And you’re very generous with the amount of content and resources. Thank you. Wendy from Calgary, AB.
LyricalZero - A great app for Canvas
I enjoy using it and having this app has been so useful. I like the fact that it has internal PDF reader and I can see practically everything I need with ease. The only thing I miss is being able to see grade distributions of assignments.
Gazza7410 - Website is better
Some things are missing in the modules section for example that would appear on the website
Kyrissak - Can’t log in
Every time I try to login using my same username and password I use in browser it says incorrect but clearly it is not since I use it to log in on the browser.
elecavalier - Buggy
Horrible buggy version. Especially when you type and the screen gets shaky. Can’t wait for the next update.
裴新老師 - Handy
Great for double checking due dates and grades. In app quizzes work pretty well.
jskwkskdkdkkdkd - Yeeee
Love it omg
student314159 - File upload from iPad doesn’t work.
File upload is essential for assignment submission but it doesn’t work on iPad. Please fix! Thanks
Koreageon - 😡😡
can't even log in
no din - Pema teaching generosity, discipline, effort, meditation , patience and wisdom
Excellent course for beginners or anyone wishing to ensure and provide nourishment for continued growth of the spirit, the soul and the self.
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Cloudnauert - On the go but still in the know
Life is busy for some of us! As a Mother of two teens entering college my time is even more nonexistent! I have found it best use if my time to utilize this app to allow me to read my peers posts, read assigned readings, and reply while sitting in the passenger seat on the way to completion of daily errands! The app provides reminders as means of my peers posts which indicate to me my responses would be helpful to my learning plus could add meaning to my peers revelations! The app is a must have for the student who struggles w time management! Multitasking always helpful and any app that truly adds time is one worthy of mention! Never has dropped and rarely lags! Dependable and my posts have always submitted correctly!
Ann0D0mini - Hurray for replacement
The app is now useful and does the job adequately. Loading discussions is still a chore and takes forever. But the conversations do eventually load, for the most part. There seem to be circumstances where they are unavailable and other times when they are illegible through formatting explosions.
The addition of deep linking (so you can go to the right page by clicking a notification) is a huge boost to the quality-of-life experience.
Much improved over the previous versions, but there is still room to grow.
Previous review follows:
Release the completely revised version soon!
Although the new version seems to be a slight improvement it still does not match my expectations of a one-star app.
For example, when you see a notification, what do you expect when you click on it? To go to the thing you’re being notified about? Yes! Unfortunately, all notifications bring one to the main screen of the app.
Why even bother with notifications?
The only thing that raises my rating from zero stars to almost 3/4 of one star is that the app will SOMETIMES show a discussion I a participating in. If you buy a dozen eggs and eleven of them are empty, it’s still a waste.
This app continues to be a resounding failure.
the smart one14 - It stinks
So I got this app hoping I could access the work my teaches wanted me to do. I did but just getting onto canvas was a struggle it took forever and on my Mac book and chrome book there were multiple things I had too click that sent me into different taps and took a while to load. It also drains your battery power like heck one time I was at 64% and It went down to 23% and I had the charger in I was also only in the app for 15 minutes. All so when you try to take a picture I makes you take a video I MEAN WHAT THE HECK CAN THIS APP GET ANY DUMBER well yes it can. It send an email to your parents every time a assume that is created by a teacher it may be helpful when your parents say did you do this or did you know this was there every 5 seconds well I don’t and I bet some of you don’t like it. So I do not recommend canvas and I think you should spend your time elsewhere (oh wait I can’t because my dumb teachers are in charge and they don’t care)
ChimarraoMate - Communication affordance is Terrible
If you want to make sure that students will fail and communication is lost, then allow teachers and students to collaborate in a million different places, and then provide no rollup for all that communication. Private communication should be in one place and group in another. Think all other social networking apps. It’s fine to allow a teacher to comment on work where she reviews the work. And it is fine to display it there. But for heavens sakes, place all that private conversation in the inbox too so that students don’t find the comments when it is too late and they have already been penalized on something they thought they turned in correctly.
Kalin C. - The app is inferior to the browser
I’ve been using the browser version, and it’s great, it makes sense. But in the App (iPad version) when I pick one of the courses, a “split screen” mode begins that doesn’t make sense. The left pane sometimes updates the right pane and sometimes the left. But the right pane is often NOT limited to the course I had selected.
Specifically, I get “notifications” from all courses in the right pane; announcements updates in the left pane (hiding the menu behind the hamburger button), syllabus updates in the right pane, etc. This doesn’t make any sense, and the inconsistency of function is just a mess. I’ll stick with the browser until Instructure takes a look at this malfunction in the split panes. And if this is the intended design... I’m unimpressed.
spraypaintedunicorn - Just a couple of suggestions
Canvas is generally pretty easy and accessible for my college classes. However, there are a few things that could use some adjusting.
1. Online on my computer, I can put in “what-if” grades so I can see what grade I would get once the teacher puts in the results of a quiz or test, how well I need to do on an assignment to keep my grade, etc. But that is not an option on the app. It would be great if it were.
2. Whenever I try to type something, whether it be a comment on a discussion board or a short answer quiz, after about a paragraph it starts typing super slow. I could have written a ten word sentence and have to wait three minutes for it to catch up. It’s super annoying.
3. When I go to the calendar, it never shows anything that I have due. It just shows the cute little panda in a super hero costume that says, “Nothing to see here! Go play outside!” Or something like that. It doesn’t show any assignments.
4. I can’t edit my comments like I can on the computer. If I forget to include something I have to comment on my comment.
Other than these four things, Canvas is great! Easy to navigate and useful for my classes! Highly recommend!
Ucc2017 - Best app for On-the-go
For those On-the-go students who go to a school that uses canvas (not every school does) THIS IS THE APP FOR YOU! This app is displayed almost exactly how you would see it on a laptop. You can see what assignment were posted and their due dates. There is a button that says "to do" which lets you see what due dates are coming up. This is the best app for those students who do other things besides school and easily forget assignments (guilty). But with this app you easily keep track of what needs to be done. On that note, if your school uses Canvas, download this app, you're gonna need it.
P.S. You don't have to sign in each time you click the app unlike online which is also a plus!!
lmitchell0813 - My app logged me out and I can’t get back in!
Let me preface this with I really liked this app until I got locked out! It is super convenient and easy to use. However. A couple weeks ago the app randomly decided to log me out. I thought, no problem, I’ll just log back in. But it didn’t work. I thought maybe I had the wrong password, so I clicked on the forgot password link and NOTHING HAPPENED. It didn’t go anywhere. So, then I got smart and checked my password on my computer. Turns out I had the correct one all along, I went back to the app and CAREFULLY typed in the password again. It still did not work. Several times. So now I have to use canvas on my computer. Not as convenient! Help please!
Also. I tried to go to the support link using my App Store and, shocker, you have to be logged in to access it. Not helpful.
bluedogtrain - It has its ups and downs
I have been using Canvas for about three years now and this last year the developers changed how files are submitted from third party applications like GoodReader, notability, pdf expert, etc. Before this year, I had no issues with files not being submitted or being submitted to the wrong assignment. This began to be an issue this year. The change was that if a student were to upload a file, it would be stored on canvas and could be submitted by selecting it within a prompt in the app. Now, if a student were to upload a file to canvas, they are met with a small dialogue box where they have to first select the correct course from a scrolling selector, and then select the correct assignment from a similar scroll bar. This process can become very time consuming with courses that have lots of assignments.
If I were to propose a fix to this predicament, I might recommend that the developers provide an option within the settings to enable ‘old style’ submissions.
Other than some weird graphical choices and overall lack of customizable options, Canvas is a decent app ecosystem for schools and universities who are against Google classroom.
We all look foreword to seeing this app improve in the future!
ella_beans - This is a great app but
This is a really helpful app but a few things could be different. First of your teacher can only put test, quizzes, and due dates on the calendar. Us students can NOT add things to the calendar. So if you have a lazy teacher and they don’t use canvas his/her test and other things won’t be on there and you can’t add them to the calendar yourself. Also there is a to do list on the app. What ever is on the calendar is on your to do list. Like before only teachers can add things to the to do list and us students can’t. Lastly when u get an email from canvas about an assignment, announcement, or module when you click on the link for it it doesn’t take you to the app or the assignment, announcement, or module. So you have to pull up the app and hit the class then look for the assignment, announcement, or module.
Dil T - Cannot see grades on the app
Cannot see the grades for my child through the app, I have to go to the website to see the grades, and not only that but I have to use a computer to see them because it is very difficult to get into each screen individually for each assignment to see the grade for that assignment. I have not been able to find a way to see the grades for multiple assignments at one time. So, while this is a great idea, it is not user friendly as a parent to be able to see the grades. So, back to old school for this parent and wait for the teacher conference and for report cards!
Another issue I have with the app is that I have notifications on, and to only send me one email a day, but I still get a notification for each and every assignment and an email for each assignment, which adds up to 20 or so notifications and emails each time the teacher is entering assignments and entering grades.
Rosereview - Disorganized mess.
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.
lkllng - Buggy since the last update
I don’t know what happened, but the app is MUCH less usable since the last update.
The first issue is that, if moving to another app while Canvas is open, Canvas can no longer maintain whatever it was doing—even if you only went to another app for 5 seconds, returning to Canvas will greet you with a white screen, the Canvas logo, and then finally being returned to the dashboard; whatever class you were in, whatever file you were referencing, and worse yet, whatever discussion post you were writing—poof, it’s gone! It’s like you closed the app for a long time, except it happens instantaneously the moment you move away from the app. Not good.
The second issue is with “Groups” on the dashboard—they don’t work anymore. They are straight-up broken. Tapping on a group, which previously would have taken you to its individual page with discussions and announcements and so forth, does nothing. You can tap all day, but won’t get anywhere; Groups are simply no longer accessible.
Sadly, I updated the app on my iPad so it’s not very usable for the time being, but at least my iPhone is still on the previous version before the update, and has neither of these issues. Hopefully Canvas can figure out what they broke with the most recent update and get things back to the way they were before!
areyouthereapple? - Terrible App, Would Not Recommend
This app has a difficult-to-use interface and is as bad as the website, if not worse. The app will hide assignments that I haven’t submitted, which is a problem since I had to leave school for some time lately due to a family emergency. I should be able to locate ALL of my missing assignments. Also the integration with Google Docs is just plain stupid. Why would you use Canvas and integrate Google Docs when there is another app MADE BY GOOGLE (Google Classroom) that is easier to use and has greater widespread use? Not to mention that it automatically gives the functionality of various Google apps making it easier to work out-of-school.
If you want an app that makes sending in assignments ten times more difficult, adds a bunch of extra steps to an already complicated software, and is just overall a really bad design, Canvas is definitely for you!
bedbum12908 - Don’t like it
It feels like a half assed app. The calendar doesn’t always match up. When taking quizzes it has a count down but you have to scroll up to see the time. I like the warning saying time is almost up. But wish the timer would always be displayed and move with you as you progress. I wish there were notifications that would say something was due. You only get something shown on the side with every other class all lumped together. Have had issues multiple times trying to submit assignments and it says my file doesn’t exist but I see it on the uploaded log. I end up having to upload multiple times to get it to submit. The email of updates would be better if it was upcoming assignments and quizzes and not just saying someone posted a new comment. It does the job but is the worst one I have used yet.
Bnice2max - Terrible notifications
Notifications don’t send you to the notifications most of the time. When they do send you to the correct graded assignment comment, discussion, or announcement there is no back button to continue using the app normally. Grader comments and assignments turned in are only viewable occasionally and that aspect of it is very buggy...I wish it would just open PDFs and things like that in safari or something
Timeline doesn’t work correctly when assignments are created that aren’t meant to be turned in pile up at the top.
No alert for assignments that are incomplete but almost due... should be settings for an hour before / due but undone on the day of.
Didi124 - NEEDS MINOR FIXATIONS
The app is good for apple products like the iPhone and IPad.
However, trying to write a message in the INBOX, is too particular. I couldn’t figure out how to COMPOSE MESSAGE until support helped me. Why do we have to click on the very LEFT CORNER SAYING “Compose Message” in order to begin typing, I wouldn’t have clicked there and probably why I couldn’t email anyone the 3 times I tried because to me the whole box is open to click on to begin typing, which never worked.
ALSO....the discussion board.
You have to be able to make “drop boxes” or some how compose messages to be smaller so that however much people are writing doesn’t take up the whole screen.
It’s very hard to navigate and to be able to find my own POSTED DISCUSSION, we should have the option to see ours at the top maybe and the ones we respond to without having to scram through ALL COMPOSED posts. It’s quite annoying.
In regarding notifications about discussions, can’t we have the option of who we want to be notified from, or only those that respond to our own posts. That would help so we’re not feeling “maybe someone responded to me.” And instead it was to another individual.
PLEASE HELP MAKE THESE CHANGES QUICKLY since a lot of schools are turning to ONLINE courses for the rest of the semester, it will be greatly appreciated!
AccWhit123 - Used to love this app
Besides these very negative changes, the app is great. I love being able to learn on the go. Now the bad...
The latest update brought the WORST changes in Modules. Originally, I could pick the month’s module I wanted to see. Now, it automatically EXPANDS ALL of the content of ALL of the modules, every single time I open the app. Super annoying to have to toggle each module closed to see the current module OR endlessly scroll to get to the current module. The original view was MUCH better. Please fix this!
Another bad change is with seeing what I’ve already completed in a module. Originally, there was a big green check mark at the end of each task in the module. For some reason, they’ve eliminated this feature. I have to look at the small gray text under each task to see if it’s completed or not. Please add the green check mark back!!
Mijoy - Great app, but could be better
I love most of this app!!! Great to keep updates while on the go. However, when taking multiple classes at once that are very discussion heavy, it is an absolute nightmare to have to remember which discussions I have and haven’t seen, and how to find my posts. I have to scroll through tons of posts (some which don’t load) to find my stuff. The website lets you filter discussions by keyword which helps. It would be great if the app had this.
Also when I get a notification, I’d love to click it and have it take me to the exact new post like Facebook does. Canvas could literally save me hours a semester by fixing this.
Other than that, it’s great.
DelBelle15 - Best app for students ever (even if you hate school)
I’m a college student and am usually not on top of my assignments and grades. I procrastinate and think it takes too much time to get my computer out and look at my assignments, and often times my laziness for checking online gets me into trouble academically. But this app has saved my life! Having notifications remind me when assignments are due and getting updates on grades and right from my phone makes it so much easier and my GPA has catch improved significantly!! I can also complete my discussion post and access all of the links and modules I need right from my phone. Highly recommended to ALL students!
Nshdhdhhs - PLEASE BRING BACK OLD SUBMISSIONS
As a student using the canvas app for most of my academic endeavors, I find the new system of submissions to be unrefined and difficult to navigate. Having to sift through subjects and assignments is unnecessary and frankly annoying, the system of submitting while within other apps is clunky, and submission confirmation through notifications is ineffective, especially with services such as Do Not Disturb. I often find myself failing to submit assignments simply because I have either submitted to the wrong assignment, accidentally clicked out of the submission pop up, or simply failed to realize there was no submission success notification. With the old style, I could select and submit files with ease and efficiency, and I rarely found myself lacking submissions for assignments. I admire your effort to continually improve the app and your service, but submissions was not something that was needed to be fixed.
VegaChild - Great system
My college used to use Blackboard & a couple years ago they switched to Canvas. I love this system. It's very organized, it allows for customization on how to organize your things, there's a great messaging system to keep in contact with your professors. My classes have every assignment for the entire semester uploaded onto Canvas, as well as all test & quizzes. Best part is all your assignments & study guides can be found on there if your professor uploads them, so there is no physical paper that could possibly be misplaced.
Even better part; all this can be accessed right on your phone so it's always available to you.
Love Canvas. Canvas creates the opportunity for better learning.
Linlin9488 - Incredible App!
Completely amazed and jealous that my own university doesn't have this app/or utilize this software! I started using Canvas while taking an online course from a school in another state and I absolutely love it! It syncs automatically and very quickly! I've had no issues with loading content or exploring the app- the features are amazing and I'm quite impressed that the computer software even has an app, let alone one that functions so well! Definitely worth the download- my only regret is that I won't have a need for it anymore once I complete my course :(. I honestly wish every school utilized such innovative technology! Very happy with this app :)
MissClair - FIX IT!!!!
I use canvas very frequently and I like it for the most part. The MAJOR ISSUE I have is that the calendar does not work! I can see my classes and that my teachers have posted something but, I can’t see what they posted like I can on my computer. This is the thing that I cant stand about canvas. Another thing is that I stopped receiving notifications from the app. This drives me crazy as well. On top of that when I try to add an attachment it says that there was an error. Only being honest: the app would be so much better if these would be fixed. It makes me so mad when i have to log in to canvas on my phone just to look at something. FIX IT
taylor inyin - Not a good experience
This app worked fine at the start , but after using it for online classes I was very disappointed . I hate to be judgmental because I know a group of people worked hard on this app. But i don’t recommend for schools to use this as there main program . Personally I prefer google classroom it’s so much easier to navigate your way around especially if you’re not tech savvy, canvas on the other hand is so hard to learn the bear minimum of how to use it let alone use for school work. That’s even all I had trouble with, it was so hard to use the mobile app, you can’t even submit assignments and leave the device without it deleting your work. There’s more things I have to say about canvas , but I already said to much . I miss the days when we worked on google classroom. Anyways thanks for your time , I hoped this helped you. Canvas needs improvements .
CalebMVPegues - Perfect For School
This app has really helped me with my schedule and helps with what I have to study for by showing me what grades I have in my classes and what’s coming up, like for example, I have a test this Monday in English and I didn’t know, but Canvas sent me a notification telling what day and what time so I know how long I have to study. Canvas also has a calendar so you get to mark what day you have test or exams so you can easily remember when you have to take them. Canvas is a really flexible app and way more easier to use then Edsby, I hope someone will read this to know that Canvas is the app that will be the best for them to use this school year. ~Caleb
Josie C Paralegal Studies - Canvas Review
I am an older adult returning to complete my education. I was not very technologically savvy but with little ones at home and being a distance from the campus I knew I would have to get on board quickly. I have to say to let go of any intimidating feelings about Canvas. It’s easier than we think and for me it was a lifesaver. I am almost done with my degree and I took all of the classes that did not have to meet in person online. With the pandemic it has also helped me keep advancing as my professors quickly switched over to teach on Zoom and I have kept moving forward with our education. It’s been quite awesome and safe at home. Thank you!
Norwack - Great Platform
I enjoy the Canvas app. It is a convenient way for me stay connected with my course work and my classmates. I can view modules, access course files, print papers and assignments, and directly message fellow students and professors.
A great feature of Canvas is that I can access courses from previous semesters. I can reread past material and download old assignments I’ve turned it. I often tell friends about papers I have written, and Canvas allows me to quickly share those papers via text or email on my smart phone.
I would recommend Canvas to other students and professors. It serves as a helpful central resource for course material and communication.
Alibur86 - Poor customer service
I emailed customer service about duplicate notifications that I’ve been getting the last few months, my first time ever experiencing this in the two or so years that I’ve been using the app, and I never got an actual response from them and, of course, the issue is ongoing. They quickly dismissed my case as “solved” within 12-24 hours and regardless of me telling them that the issue was not solved, I never got a response. I am also getting push notifications on my iPad even though my push notifications for this app is TURNED OFF!!
Being notified in real-time about posts and messages from my instructors and classmates is extremely important and I shouldn’t have to resort to turning off notifications just so i don’t have to deal with the nuisance of a million duplicate notifications. Canvas doesn’t care about the user experience.
CatWestover - Needs Message Draft Feature
This app is great for a number of reasons: quick view of all my courses; easily communicate with instructors and other students; view grades and instructor comments with ease. However, I am still surprised that this app does not have the ability to save a message draft. Often times, I begin composing a message but need to verify or check information before sending. I can’t do that with this app. I have to highlight and cut my message text out of Canvas and paste it into the Notes app so I can check the information I need before sending. I shouldn’t have to draft my message in the Notes app to send via Canvas - Canvas should have message drafts as a function.
Namaslayallday - LOVE... Except...
This app has made it so much easier to be a student on the go. It works perfect on both my iPhone and iPad. The only thing I would modify is the “to-do” and “calendar” tab. It is so nice to see the assignments color coded on the to-do list, I just wish that I could add some of my own weekly to-do’s! As for the calendar, my assignments are all due on the same day so they just stack up on Sundays date. It doesn’t account for conferences or meeting or anything that doesn’t have an actual due date. After months of using Canvas, the only thing I would change is adding the option for the users to add to both the “to-do” and the “calendar”. It would be so nice to have everything integrated into one app!!
iANCREECH - So close to five
I would give this app five stars if it was not for one thing. I do not know if this is a big or something new the developers consider a “feature,” but when I tap on notifications that I get from the app, it takes me to the canvas website. It did not always do this, so that is why it makes me think that it is not a feature and rather a bug. However, if it is not a bug, I think it is something that should be changed as I don’t see a reason for the app if it is always going to take you to your web browser instead. It is not a dealbreaker as I think the app works great in other areas. I just wish that this didn’t happen so I can give it five stars.
El_Hernandez213 - Need Dark Mode support
This is a great app for all the student to work on their assignment quickly or answering the questions on modules discussion. Most student may be working throughout the whole day to complete their assignments. So I was wondering why not start adding the support for dark mode? Everyone including me, like to work on a night time, but for some reason, our eyes may feel strain due to white background. This can cause our eyes to feel tired and/or lack of focusing. Having dark mode would help us improve our mind and focus on working on our assignment quickly. It will be useful for both app and website altogether.
Glamafadiva🌸🥳yayayay - Overall okay, with some flaws
I’m a student, and this app has been super helpful. it links everything to my computer, but having the app on my phone is extremely continent as I am able to see things from my teachers and classmates far easier and faster. However, it’s really annoying that sometimes the app crashes. But after a reinstall meant, everything seems to be going fine now. I would like to add that sometimes the notifications from my lock screen don’t take me right to that page on the app, and it’s really annoying to have to try and find it. I hope you guys can fix these minor issues and otherwise this app is super helpful!
iceman⭐️ - Great app to have around!
I really love this app, it makes it simple for me to check what assignments I have due soon, check my grades in all of my classes, and message my professors on the go. I don’t use the Canvas app for turning in or completing assignments mainly because sometimes it can be a little buggy or laggy and I feel more confident turning my work in via a PC, but it’s fantastic in helping me keep up with assignments and lets me know when a new discussion post has been made. Sadly, the discussion posts are pretty buggy. It takes a long time to scroll to the bottom of all of the replies, and sometimes the app freaks and the replies won’t even show up. Other than that, though, this app is pretty great!
TechyTrash - Great app, webkit view and submissions need work
This The app is great and it really helps me keep track of my courses at FIU. However due to the way the desktop site is designed whenever this app brings up a Web get you half of the sidebar takes up half the screen and the actual content is stuck on a half view on the right-hand side and barely any room to scroll in and out.
Submissions also at the current moment only takes photo uploads, if the file picker was added to use the Files app and any of the cloud services available that would help out a lot as I primarily save my homework submissions on Google Drive which I can access from the IOS stock Files app.
so far so good.
Jos1029 - Convenient!
Since I have Blackboard to compare this to, I would have to say that this so far, the app and online version, have been pretty good. By now, Blackboard would have crashed a few times too.
I love the notification features and actually being able to see the posts from classmates and my own as if I were viewing it in the desktop version. I do have an online math class as well, so I don’t think I have full capabilities to utilize the math toolbar which provides functions to use in equations, though I can view them all when posted from a computer/laptop.
Being able to post to Discussion Boards while I am away from home is what I love the most. Thanks for that!
Ttogss - Fix the submission for documents
Bring back the old way to submit documents. The new way just isn’t intuitive and never works the way its suppose to. Dont fix something if it ain't broke. All these reviews are about the teachers writing about how they love it but its really about the students. School can be frustrating enough but then we have to worry if canvas is going to work? The teachers dont know anything about the student perspective about canvas and could really care less. They are very ignorant, education is for us students. The app has gotten worse over the years with new updates that dont fix anything but make it worse. Just make multiple ways to submit and make it easier, especially just make it WORK!!! Canvas just appeals to the teachers which disproportionate the reviews. This app could be so good but its just another annoyance.
extraterrestrial kid - Okay for Basic Functions
I can’t upload anything here at ALL without it crashing. Just when I thought it was finally working though, it turns out my professor never got the paper. I opened it and it just said there was an error, so I am pretty upset about the fact that it just uploaded like that without even telling me there was something wrong. I know it’s not my device because using it on the site works (somewhat) better. I contacted support and they really didn’t help me in terms of what I could do instead. I can’t afford a computer, but that’s their only “solution.”
I LOVE the website version so I’m very disappointed.
Mitsiko7 - Great app, but quits when switching between other apps
I like the internal working of the application. The way it is set up makes sense and is easy to use. On the iPad version, when your leave the canvas app for more than a few minutes it reloads the whole app and you have to click through to the assignment every time you leave the app. I wish that it wouldn’t refresh to the home page of the app so frequently. It’s challenging and a little frustrating when working on an assignment to keep starting from the home page just because I used another application. I also wish this app would be able to do split view alongside other applications instead of having to exit the app to use safari, pages or notes.
TheUnionJack - Difficult, confusing, and hard to navigate.
I have to use this app for a summer class and this is so bad. I can’t even Purchase my class because you have to lovin’ into canvas from UTSC but oh no you have to spend HOURS just trying to login! I have sent multiple password change emails to multiple accounts of mine and I don’t even get one. I have had the school counselor try to log me in and guess what... surprise! She can’t get in either. This app was to hard to navigate and confusing. I am starting to wonder if it’s really even worth hours of my day just to sign in. I do NOT recommend at all. If you want to take a summer class DO NOT DO IT on this app!!! You are probably better off just taking the course/class in school. I promise it is not worth your time. This App is beyond ridiculous and confusing.
Penny The Mutt - Great
This app is great. When I switched from a Catholic school to a private school, I also switched from google classroom to canvas. Though canvas isn’t as straight forward, once you figure it out, Canvas is 100 times more efficient and informative than google classroom. On google classroom you can’t view your grades but on canvas you can. My only issue with canvas is on google classroom you can mark an assignment as done, even if you have to hand in a hard copy, but on canvas you can’t mark assignments done. That would be real nice because I have 5 or 6 assignments due a day and I can get disorganized checking what I’m yet to do. Great app though
HonestyIsAGiftForEveryone - Time is Precious
Look we’re all students here (someone reading this may work as a professor), we all are working to stay out of debt or for less debt. Our time is valuable. We don’t always have time to get on a lap top or computer, and pull up our assignments that are due. So canvas as the mobile app offers us a chance to pull up our class where ever we are on our phone (which let’s be honest everyone has on them his day in age), and complete our assignments. Whether it be a bathroom break at work, or waiting in line some where. Canvas’s mobile app is a college student’s favorite tool. Like a Jedi and their lightsaber. A life line.
iPro Italia - Removable Groups
Hey, I’ve been searching the internet to find a way to delete old groups or even take myself out of a group that I was put into. I think having an option to remove old groups or hide groups would benefit a lot of Canvas users, as I have seen many people searching for an answer. It would be a nice way to clean up the app and keep only what’s relevant and important to the students and not what’s old and in the past (as I have multiple groups from my freshman year of college and now am a Junior). It’s just an annoyance that hopefully the lovely people at Canvas App Development can help to fix!
skwalker6582 - Okay, Could Be Better
All of my classes are one this app and, for the most part, it works really well. The most frustrating thing is when I get a notification, click on it, and then it doesn’t take me to what the notification was about, just the homepage with all my classes. For example: Yesterday my teacher added a new file and canvas sent me a notification. I clicked on it and instead of going to the new file or even just the file page under that class I had to go in and follow the steps to find it myself. It’s more annoying than anything else, especially since I have a tendency to click without looking at what the notification says, then have to go back and try to remember what it is I’m looking for.
Julian Amma - logs out and threatens to lock up
It constantly kicks me out of Canvas only to have me attempt to log back in. It often times doesn't recognize my college's name when I type it in to find the correct domain, claiming it isn't a part of the list of schools recognized as Canvas users. It also does not recognize my user name every time I am logged off by it. Along with these major problems that Canvas suffers from, it does not permit you to view any slides a professor may put on to Canvas; it will only appear as a white word document with the title on the slides at the top. That's it. Over all this app is a terrible waste of time and a constant set back when professors are supposed to upload assignments and grades. Not to mention majority of assignments are turned in using Canvas. These major problems are affecting my ability to complete assignments! This problem is insurmountable.
therealswagqueenjk - Multiple Issues
While I like the format and convenience of this app, I have multiple issues with it and Canvas in general, but I will just highlight some of the worst problems with this app:
1. I do not get notified on time for web conferences which is terrible now that all my classes are online. I also will be on the conference tab at the time that class starts, and no web conference is available. Other classmates can get in just fine. I usually get in about ten minutes after or so.
2. The app completely crashes and closes itself out when I try to upload a file to it. I don’t know why, but it happens every single time. I now have to email/text my professors my assignments.
3. The time zone in my canvas for a long period of time was set two hours ahead of my school’s and upon contacting them, they said they couldn’t do anything and I had to deal with it.
4. There was almost an entire week where when I tried to log into canvas app, it said my account did not exist.
There have been many other issues I have had, but these are the most troublesome. In the beginning, I liked canvas so much better than blackboard, but now I am really getting aggravated with it.
Cjsferadia - Much better than Blackboard
My university just moved to Canvas in the fall semester, and it is so much better than Blackboard, which I’d used for the last six years. However, there is one issue I would greatly appreciate seeing resolved: the typing in the discussion boards are SUPER SLOW! The other day, I was typing in a discussion board and the typing was almost three sentences behind! I spent more time waiting for the words to load and go back and fix mistakes than I did typing the discussion itself! I will admit that I type a little faster and I can get on a roll, but that’s definitely not good, especially if a discussion is due at a certain time. Please fix this if possible!
Gabejensenfromutah - Almost perfect
You can do anything and everything you need to do in college with Canvas, and the app is super simple and easy to use. It’s a great resource and I love it. Only two complaints:
Notifications don’t work. At all.
The grades widget never works and I don’t think I would really use it anyway. I think that a more helpful widget would be one that shows your to-do list. Right now, I use Google Calendar’s widget and have my Canvas assignments synced on there, but a Canvas one would be great because I can remove them once I complete them ahead of time, and Google Calendar doesn’t let me remove items from a calendar I don’t own. This addition would make Canvas everything I’d like it to be.
Ujyrctjfcfchdr - Signs me out constantly on newest update
I run this app on my iPhone 6s and 1st gen iPad Pro. With the newest update I’ll get an alert only to click on it and have to go through the process of finding my school and signing in. I’m not sure how it’s pulling updates if it’s signed me out but it’s extremely annoying. I’ve already had to do it twice in the past couple of hours and I’m guessing it won’t be the last time today.
I’m not sure if it’s a bug, or because I’m using it on 2 devices, or because I’m using a VPN but it didn’t use to be a problem.
Other than that the app is great but the amount I have to find my school and sign back in is annoying enough to bring this down to 1 star for me. My college requires long and secure passwords and it’s really annoying to have to type that in on a touch screen basically every time I open the app
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My French teacher is so amazing. At the beginning of each class, when she's taking attendance, she always asks every single student how they're doing and if they say bad or so-so, she asks them what's wrong. She also has a section on her Home Page on Canvas with a crisis -
Orange Glen HS
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my french teacher is amazing, she has this thing on her home page on canvas with a crisis text line and a suicide lifeline for students. also when she's taking attendance she asks every single student how they're doing and if they say they're doing bad she always asks what's -
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Oy vey. A student just sent a string of messages to me in Canvas, each one more crazy and threatening than the next with the final words being "FIX THIS NOW!" and I am just done with today.
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Dr. Jennifer: The Remix
@DrPhysOaks Oh and Canvas has the delightful capability of marking directly on student papers with comments. As far as I can tell, D2L does not have that functionality, which is death for a writing prof.
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Join us in painting a masterpiece at CANVAS and COFFEE this Thursday, Sept 20 int the Student Center Ballroom! The first session is at 1:30 PM and the second session is at 7:00 PM (Seating is limited, so get there early!) 🤩☕️🎨 #whatthefun #funliveshere #painting #coffee
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Warren High School
Students, please take a few minutes to take a short Student Survey in Canvas. Thank you!
@joelmcglothlin the moderate this survey function in Canvas is great. You can trouble shoot each student individually rather than disrupt entire class if trouble arises.
Downey High School
Attention all Vikes! 🗣We want to hear from you! Take our Distance Learning Student Survey. The link can be found in an announcement on your Canvas dashboard. ⌨️ Survey window closes tomorrow, Tuesday, 9/22 at midnight! ✌🏼✌🏼❤️💛