Canvas Student App Reviews

Canvas Student [Education] App Description & Overview

What is canvas student app? Access your Canvas courses on the go and in the classroom with the Canvas Student mobile app! From any device, students can now:

• View grades and course content
• Submit assignments
• Keep track of course work with to do list and calendar
• Send and receive messages
• Post to discussions
• Watch videos
• Take quizzes
• Receive push notifications for new grades and course updates, and much more!

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Canvas Student Version 6.19.109 December 2022

- Fixed an issue that caused the course details page to crash in some cases - Fixed a crash when changing users.

Canvas Student Version 6.18.124 October 2022

- Fixed an issue that caused the calendar to freeze in some cases. - Fixed homeroom resources tab not loading for elementary accounts in some cases. - Fixed annotation comment page's appearance in dark mode. - Fixed calendar events from other course sections showing up in syllabus summary. - Fixed soft-concluded enrollments still appearing in the Inbox course list. - Fixed elementary module progress not updating when submitting a module assignment with the share extension..

Canvas Student Comments & Reviews 2023

- The many benefits

I love the app, helps me find assignments quick has a tab for me to check my grades and to check if the teacher put any announcements if their is a substitute. This app has helped me better my education and when I graduate hopefully help me through college. The app has many benefits and not gonna lie almost a better platform than Google Classroom, it was great to keep in touch with my classmates but not to keep organized. Google Classroom just listed assignments by date not category, with Canvas it has modules when the teacher say what unit subject we are on it help my whole class find the assignment in less than a second. I approve this app and suggest that all schools use it, and for those who has a kid with a personal computer for their homework I suggest you sign your kid up you will see a great improvement in their grades if they struggle and helps with the syllabus if the parent has the app so they can check their child’s grades and they can help the child through the course and help study. I am rating this app as a freshman in high school and I promise it makes such a great learning experience and makes school a lot easier. I rate this app a million out of ten.

- Pretty great, but would love some improvements!

Edit: Would it be possible to only receive notifications for replies to my own discussion post and not all discussion posts? I like the app in general. It sure is handy. I don’t like that the To Do tab only shows a limited amount of tasks and that you can add or view To Do tasks that were added by oneself. You can view the To Dos you added using the desktop website in the Calendar tab in iPad and iPhone, but you cannot add, edit or delete them. I really wish the To Do tab was more useful in the iPad and iPhone apps. Another thing I noticed is that when a particular course imports quizzes from an external application like Cengage Mindtap, it does not mark the assignment as completed in the To Do list. It has to be checked off manually. I wish the To Do list (or List View in the Dashboard tab on desktop) were enhanced as having a comprehensive and editable list of To Do’s is very useful for students to track their assignments. I also noticed that the Inbox feature in the mobile app versions lack a couple capabilities that at least exist in the desktop version. For example, members of a group message can view who is in the message thread while on desktop. But in the mobile apps, you would only see the addressees by clicking reply all.

- Lack of Safari support

My child was having problem with jpg loading on his school pages. At first, the jpg pictures were just more for the improvement of the site aesthetic so we didn’t bother. Then one day there is an image on his quiz that he was suppose to analyze and answer. He CAN’T see the image. The image won’t download. It was a timed quiz and he wasn’t able to get the teacher to email him the image on such a short notice. I reported the problem to Canvas and then started googling the issues online. It turned out that this is a known issue for YEARS. I am in disbelief that this has not/cannot be fixed. Safari is not a no name niche browser. It shocks me that Canvas, also not a no name small educational platform, has no solution to this. After several days, I got a respond from Canvas, actually the online school IT, to say just use Chrome. Really?!?! We use Safari because of Screentime parental control. I DON’T want to use Chrome. I didn’t use Chrome on the my computer (without any monitoring filter) and the jpg still didn’t load in all instances. Canvas, get it together and work out the issue with Safari! We used Schoology all last year and had ZERO issues. This is totally unacceptable for such a popular platform. As a user, there is no customer support to speak of. No way to contact them except to fill out a form. I wouldn’t use this platform if I am the school admin making a decision on what technology to use.

- Great, could be greater

I like how smoothly I can access the different features I normally use on my desktop. I can get to my inbox, discussions, assignment pages, and grades easily and the text, pictures, and videos are all there and clear. I do wish the designers would add a few things, though. On the desktop, I can access an edit and delete button in the discussion threads. Those aren’t on the mobile app, unfortunately, so I have to log in on my laptop or desktop if I want to edit anything I’ve already submitted. I wish the edit and delete buttons were on the mobile app. I also can copy and paste on the desktop without the font formatting changing. If I do that on the app, I notice colors and sizes change and spaces can disappear between paragraphs. I do wish there was a way to copy and paste without that formatting changing. I also wish there was a way to delete submissions from my files page. That’s not on the mobile app or the desktop version. Aside from that, I really like this app. Homework would be delayed without it. With this, I can access my school stuff anywhere I have a wifi signal.

- 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.

- Not good on mobile

So I’ve been using canvas for quite a while end of like sometimes like whenever I go to email a teacher or like something like that it really just randomly crash like and Sundays like you act like it’s like the Wi-Fi like so slow or something I don’t know what it is but whenever I like going to it just loads for like 10 minutes straight and crashes it’s like the most annoying thing in the world and even more than that whenever I click on one of my teachers names or a class and it has like some sort of weird grade or something that it doesn’t like or like I don’t know teacher say that like it sometimes they calculate the grade for them or like it will have a calculation grid glitch that will have repeating decimals and whenever I click on it it just crashes the app and to the point where I have to restart my iPad five times for getting my new net work a bunch of times going back in and trying to see if it loads after waiting 10 minutes to see a crash, oh and it also automatically allows itself to go to your calendar and make several events that are in your calendar already in the app so like now I have a bunch of calendar events that just say oh you’re Odysseus or odyssey assignment is due and it’s like in my calendar so they just gang access do you like your personal apps without even asking

- 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!!:)

- The website is more consistent than the app.

Yes, it shows me my grades and the modules, but the app version fails to load any assignments, grades received on assignments, assignments on the calendar, comments made on assignments, assignments from the modules, assignments on the to do list, and has constant error screens. Every time you click retry it keeps you on the same page with the same error. This has made me have to use the website on my phone rather than the app, since the website works way better than the app. I understand that this app is still developing but these problems have been consistent since I first started using it in August of 2020. Every update I hope at least one of these problems get fixed, but it just gets worse and worse. Although this app was made for convenience, it has been anything but helpful. The only thing that is beneficial from the app version is the notifications. I get notifications for when assignments are graded, assigned, comments are made, and when due dates changes. Unfortunately, whenever I click on these notifications, it just takes me to a loading screen that can load for hours. I was very excited to be able to do school on with app from my mobile device, but this was a real let down.

- a few things to suggest, and bugs.

Canvas is not my favorite it’s easier then google classroom though, but I find it highly annoying at times when the notifications mess up or it glitches. it’s glitched a few times when I’m on the app, I wish the setup was a bit easier to deal with though. with the way it is set up it isn’t bad though I just wish they made it a bit less complex. I find it complex because that’s just the way I am, not everything is exactly easy for me. if they had set it up a bit differently that would be perfect, like the modules, announcements, calendars etc. something about in those spots to be different would definitely help, now another thing I have an issue with is the color….I’m sure a lot of other people have suggested it and i know people who literally complain about the color at times. but if there was a dark theme it would make things so much easier to deal/work with, literally if there was a dark theme I would like this app a whole lot better. but just a few bugs need to be fixed, I’ve had to delete this app a few times to get it to work properly, I’ve signed in on others laptops and phones before and the notification wouldn’t work. I’ve even tried to delete my account and make a new one it still wouldn’t work???? that’s all I’ve got to say.

- Handily the best central education platform

Canvas is second to none in my mind. Not much more I can, or really need to, say. The app and website work really amazingly and they both integrate some really excellent features lacking on other platforms I've used. And the software team isn't lazy about updating it. They're very proactive and new versions reliably come out at least weekly. However, I will add something the app does that is quite annoying (though not enough to take away a star from my overall rating): regardless of the keyboard I use to write a discussion post on my phone, if I try to tap and replace a word after scrolling further up the post as I'm writing it, the screen automatically scrolls back down and will not let me select the word without much pushback and struggling. I've found success accomplishing that task maybe twice out of the hundreds of times I've tried it now. It drives me nuts, but Canvas is still handily the best. The app would be quite literally perfect if this one issue were addressed. Thank you, devs!

- 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.

- 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!

- Please make Canvas more efficient

As a student, I way prefer Google Classroom for one main reason: it’s easy. Canvas is honestly way too complicated and each class is navigated in a different way. On the computer, which is a school Chrome book, it is ridiculously slow compared to google classroom, which is fast and efficient. I shouldn’t need to press a million buttons just to get to an assignment, nor should I have to wait for a page to load for me to be able to start an assignment. I, along with many other students, have complained about Canvas being very inefficient. The modules and assignments tab shouldn’t even exist if it were up to me. I would just have a main feed for the whole class and that would be filled with announcements and assignments like google classroom. Simplicity will make online learning 1000x easier because using Canvas was such a pain. I will give the app designers some credit for making the iPhone app smooth and more friendly, but it’s still full of so many links that aren’t necessary that it’s easy to miss an assignment if you don’t check everywhere possible, which by the way, isn’t a problem with Google Classroom.

- 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!

- Pretty good app, except the calendar freezes it

All the functions on this app work fine except for the Calendar tab. Whenever I tap the calendar tab, the app freezes and becomes unresponsive, and I have to restart the app if I want to use it at all. Restarting the app doesn’t fix the calendar tab issue. Sometimes the app has no problem opening the calendar tab, but other times this happens. I’ve seen other people report this issue multiple times this year on the website support forum, but it just keeps getting marked as Solved without any actual solutions being posted. The issue is so prevalent I have to open up my computer to use the website or run the website in desktop mode on my browser in private browsing mode just to use the calendar function, which is an important function for many of my classes. I wish that the devs would just figure out what’s going wrong here instead of just ignoring the issue for months on end, but that doesn’t seem to be what’s happening. If it weren’t for this issue, I’d say overall I enjoy using the app and find it pretty useful, but this ruins the user experience.

- 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.

- Decent, but missing key features

This app feels like it was built because it had to be, likely to accommodate the reality that students use their iPads and iPhones more than anyone wants them to. There are things missing from this app that feel glaring - like the absence of support for dark mode. Or the fact that posts don’t save automatically, like they do on almost every other iOS app. More than once, this app crashes mid-response and I lose everything, so I have to write everything somewhere else first, then move it over to Canvas when I’m ready to post. Not a huge deal, but frustrating when you forget and lose a lengthy post. And document uploading is weirdly unreliable. I don’t know why — nothing about the app feels so…thin…but document uploading does. Oh, and granular notifications! Why can’t there be more granular notifications? I get really frustrated by the way this thing alerts me. It’s either too much, or not enough. And I can’t dial it in to make notifications just about the responses I’ve posted. All said, it’s an app I have to use. And after using the web version, the app is far less enjoyable and lacks most of the best features of the website.

- 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.

- Pretty Good!

This app is fantastic, it’s much easier than having to pull out my computer every time I want to check grades, messages, etc and helps me keep on track. The “to-do” feature is especially helpful, as it’s basically a planner built into my phone without me having to do any work! It’s a great way to check my assignments easily without having to click on every class to see them. The reason I gave this 4 stars and not 5, though, is because of the amount of duplicate messages and emails I get, as well as the structure of them. Every notification of a new grade, assignment date change, etc is delivered to my phone twice- which isn’t awful, it just gets really irritating after a while. The other reason is the emails I get tend to be pretty unhelpful- such as, “your assignment in x class was graded,” but it doesn’t tell me the grade in the email, so what’s the point of sending it? Overall, though, there are definitely more pros than cons to this app, so I’m not going to complain about it too much :)

- Canvas is an abomination a

I would have rated this a zero if I thought it would submit. This platform should have never been released until it was more reliable. Work is constantly lost or shows up in different places. It is extremely inconsistent in showing if work has been completed or not. My son had spent hours doing assignments 7 days a week sometimes 10 hours a day. More than half of the work he has submitted is “lost in canvas”. My husband and I have spent over 5 combined hours trying to submit a single assignment for my 4th grader with no luck. My son used to be an A student with his favorite subject being ELA. In Remote learning on Canvas he has a 35....out of 100. Most days are spent crying and last Friday after another 10 hour day he rather intelligently sputtered out through frustrated tears, “What is the point? I spend all my time doing school work with no time to have fun and I am still failing”. I want decision makers to know Canvas is the number 1 problem with remote learning and the sanity of parents as well as detriment to our elementary school students quality of learning and their self esteem. Please Please find something better. I think there is a program called Schoolology that sounds very promising.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- Newest update

Overall I dislike the new update. It is unpractical and more difficult to use. I’ve used canvas for years and I love the app. I usually don’t have any issues with any updates but this messed up my organization. I feel that it would be better if there was an option to switch the ways classes are on the dashboard. Whether to have the new layout or the old layout of classes. With the compact layout it is easier to see all my classes together instead of having to scroll through and find the one I need. I also hope that you will add a feature to switch around classes when the are on the dashboard. Instead of just having the in alphabetical order users would be able to switch classes around so that the courses are in the order that have it. Also, you could add a dark mode so it doesn’t put so much of a strain on the eyes for some students. I feel that there is a lot more things you could add to canvas to make it still be easy to use, but also more customizable.

- 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.

- App has serious problem

this app has too many bugs to a point where it’s beginning to be annoying. the format is nice and it’s easy to find what you’re looking for nothing is hard to find it’s all easily locatable but majority of the time the app freezes right when i open it i can’t even use the app 8/10 times i attempt to when i open the app i see the dashboard but the screen doesn’t respond when i try to go to a different page or scroll up in down its just a broken app i got a up to date phone so that shouldn’t be the issue hopefully this gets taken care of because it would be so much easier to check school assignments if the app actually worked 100% of the time. When it doesn’t freeze immediately it usually runs smooth but the problem is it freeze way more than it actually works. i hope it’s just me that has to deal with this issue because i couldn’t understand how people would use this app regularly if it just freezes everytime like i don’t really see a point in keeping the app on my phone it doesn’t work when i need it to it’s disappointing because it has so much potential

- Great app with some issues here and there

Love the app overall! I would love to see an updated UI in the future to kind of bring everything together a little better. I have found issues with the mobile app not being able to load certain files at times (ie. PPT, Word, and other extensions). Perhaps the most problematic is the failure to load grades in the correct module. I can usually get around it by going to assignments though. Something else that I will note it the somewhat cumbersome viewing of comments on papers. Each time a specific comment is viewed it takes you out of the paper completely, or you have to swipe down again. It just feels rather clunky and I think it can be better implemented. I love Canvas and look forward to seeing where it goes. Oh, and I’m not sure if it is already available but I would love to see this tied into a degree plan completion module somehow to know which courses have fulfilled certain requirements. This may already be available I’m not sure.

- All My Classmates Despise This

The website version is absolutely horrendous and I don’t understand why any school who cares about its students would opt to use this program. I gave an extra star because the mobile version is slightly less confusing and requires less “clicks” than the absolutely abysmal website version. We started being tortured by this program in school at the beginning of this school year, so we have been undergoing that for about 5-6 months. All my peers and classmates agree it’s horrible and quite frankly takes more time and stress to navigate to your homework than actually doing it. Honestly, for me Canvas makes my school life way more stressful and confusing than it should be and I could honestly write a novel explaining all the things I hate about it, but I’m too busy trying to discover what my homework is and what my grades are. To summarize, it should be against the law to make students use this program year-long under “cruel and unusual punishment,” and I’m truly sorry for any other student who has to use this program for their school. May God help us all.

- Survey

Material is clear and understandable, in an orderly manner, and very easy to be able to submit assignments and retrieve information. The online system has never, ever given me problems. And for a person that was used to the traditional format of in-person classes as well as a person who is not technical savvy and gets very frustrated with difficult online systems, I can say that the online class system has been a pleasant, stress free, and productive experience. I am very thankful that the staff has worked toward making a system that is understandable for people like me. I haven’t been in school for almost ten years. So I am very pleased that the system didn’t confuse and stress me. I look forward to continuing taking my classes and finishing the program. I really like the class, my instructor, and enjoy doing the assignments very much. Because of this class, I am very motivated to continuing and finishing.

- One bug, but overall great

I’ve been using Canvas for school for the past 3 years and I’ve gotta say that it is a very reliable platform to use. Everything is organized, assignments/courses are easy to navigate, and the whole app in general is pretty user-friendly. However, one problem I have been having recently is it sometimes the app freezes whenever I open it and click on one of the menus at the bottom of the screen. Once this happens, I can’t click on anything or do anything in the app, and the only way to fix it is to delete the app and redownload it. This has been very frustrating for me, as the only other way to access Canvas is to use a search engine and go to the website version, which is a hastle in itself. So I just needed to share this issue I am having with the app. Nonetheless, Canvas is a great platform to use, especially for educational purposes.

- 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.

- An example of a terrible product and web design

The many number of school districts who paid millions for their students to use this app and website were undoubtedly ripped off; this app(and its website) is an absolute disaster. It’s full of bugs, glitches, hard to navigate, and the website and app seem like two completely different things. This app won’t organize assignments by how your teacher orders them on the website. Assignments don’t show up. Grades disappear. And it’s even worse for teachers who have to navigate through an even longer slew of menus to set up assignments, and all on short notice. This app is an inconvenience for every party involved, and greatly slows down workflow and communication between parents, teachers, and students. The only reason this app is successful is because schools needed online infrastructure on very short notice. If you see this review, I would advise you to give your complaints to your school and/or school district and have something done about this. Canvas does not deserve the money a d praise it gets for such a subpar product, that only seemed mildly useful out of necessity.

- 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.

- 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.


this is literally the worst app i have ever been forced to use. My 3 year old cousin could make a better app. literally this app is useless it is so pointless the only thing that works is the website and that is still a steaming pile of garbage. why on EARTH does it notify me when IVE sent a message to a teacher????? that is idiotic. you also cant submit ANY assignments at all i have not submitted a SINGLE assignment through the app and yet with google classroom i would only submit assignments through the app. why cant you be more like google classroom. google classroom is perfect it is top tier it does everything right everything is in chronological order and is simple to use and doesn’t have bugs that make its app USELESS UNLIKE THE STEAMING PILE OF GARBAGE YOU LIKE TO CALL CANVAS. I HATE CANVAS WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING!!!!! GOOGLES MAIN JOB ISNT EVEN TO PROVIDE WHAT GOOGLE CLASSROOM PROVIDES AND YET ITNIS BETTER THAN THIS STUPID APP!!! I WOULD KILL TO BE ABLE TO NEVER USE CANVAS AGAIN BUT FOR SOME REASON MY SCHOOL HATES ME SO I HAVE TO KEEP USING YOUR AWFUL APP. PLEASE FIX IT. YOU CANT SUBMIT ASSIGNMENTS OR TAKE TESTS OR DO BASICALLY ANYTHING OTHER THAN LOOK AT ASSIGNMENTS/ MODULES AND MESSAGE TEACHERS AND THAT IS STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!’nn

- Good Platform

Compared to some other online classroom platforms, Canvas is pretty good in terms of what it provides and how it does so. The UI is simple but at the mercy of the course instructor. Some create a fantastically laid out course while other instructors do not. The calendar portion works fine so it must have been updated. The grades portion is very useful. It shows your current grade which is merely all the work you have completed so far to include what work you have left and then your “what-if” grade which is what your grade is for just the work completed and not including ungraded or future work. It’s a great tool as well as you can manipulate your scores to see how your grade changes if you get certain scores on assignments. So for what it is, it’s a good app and a good supplement to the web version, though can be used solely as one’s primary way of connecting. However, the app needs a dark mode!

- Canvas is just..Amazing.

So if you didn’t already read the title, I’m basically going to explain how Canvas is “..Amazing.” so, I might be a little sarcastic when I say “Canvas is just..Amazing.” but it’s pretty close to being just that, since it’s a really nice thing for students like me, I’m currently in Middle School using this and it’s just so helpful. I don’t always have to go to safari anymore, I mean I don’t hate safari it’s also helpful and nice, but Canvas is better fit for my school stuff instead of safari. Canvas allows me to message my teachers which is very helpful since all lot of times I need to ask them questions so Canvas makes that WAY more easier and it shows me all my tests and my grade and all that. It’s really helpful for something that’s half of my life right now. So, the creator of Canvas, I just want to say thank you for creating this wonderful app. Thank you.

- To Do List tab needs fixes

Really great app and super useful when I don’t have my laptop. However I use the To Do List tab a lot and in my classes that don’t require me to turn in digitally (so i do so on paper in class), it still shows up AFTER my teacher puts in a grade. Wish it was more flexible and student friendly. If i could add or take assignments off when I needed (and an erased tab in case i accidentally did the wrong one). If it was more like the computer face version this tab would be great. I can turn pictures of stuff in, has me set my notifications, and send emails here, really great app overall. I recommend having it in your pocket. .-. I was once at a football game and forgot i had an essay due that night. Went on my google docs app to work on it right on my phone. Then and there and was able to turn it in later on canvas with no computer! Didn’t have to leave the football game either, win win.

- 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.

- I hate the notifications on the home screen

I haven’t had many issues with Canvas before, but I absolutely hate the new notification system that came with the update. I can’t stand having notifications sitting on my home screen, especially when for Canvas, the number of notifications depends on how many upcoming assignments you have. I’ve tried turning off notifications for the “To Do” section, but it’s not possible. The only way to disable those little red numbers is if you completely turn off notifications in Settings, which means I would miss new grades being posted, messages from teachers, and announcements/assignments for all my classes. The red numbers in the corner of the icon just pile onto my anxiety and it makes me hate having to open the app because I know it’ll show me all of the never-ending projects and papers I have coming up. The creators need to find a way to turn off only the upcoming assignment notifications, for the peace of mind of students.

- I like it but there’s somthing wrong

I like canvas better than google home beacuase it’s organized and it has a to do list to show you any work your missing and it has conferences that I think my teacher added but canvas my teacher can give us classes through it and she can even assign work for us I have to courses on for Arabic and the other one is just says my home room teachers name she teaches us all our classes but since carona we don’t even stay school long we only stay there four hours and leave one but on Friday we leave 12:30i really like it it makes everything easier but I think there’s a bug on my iPad when I tried at login it didn’t work and just showed a black screen and when my brother who goes to the same school as me it work we’re twins we’re in the same grade and I kinda feel left out to be the only fourth grader loving a teaching app like the just so goood

- 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🙄

- 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.

- iPhone App Fine, iPad Version a Disaster

I’m not sure I’ve ever had such a varying experience with an app from iPhone to iPad as I have with Canvas. When using it on my phone, everything works and loads as it should, with very few problems. However, the iPad version, the one I more often use, is a complete train wreck. This version is riddled with so many bugs that it is nearly unusable in many circumstances. The course modules, for example, simply do not load every time I attempt to check them, and when they do load, it only displays a couple of them. The assignments tab also has never worked. Unlike the modules and assignments tabs which display error messages when attempting to display, the Zoom tab for all my classes simply doesn’t work at all, so the app doesn’t even attempt to load the zoom link, and I’m left using Zoom on my phone, which I vastly dislike. The app doesn’t need to look good. It does, however, need to work.

- 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?

- 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.

- I love this!

This app is so helpful! It’s really nice to be able to check things like grades, announcements and more quickly on your phone. I have a canvas page for all of my classes and this is just what I needed. Another thing this mobile app has really helped me with is submitting videos. Some assignments, especially for my orchestra class, have assignments where you need to submit a video and it’s really hard to get good quality on a chrome book. Before I had this app, when I needed to record a video I’d make it on my phone and then go through a painful process of sending it to my school computer. With this app I can just upload it from my phone! :) I’m only in middle school but I care a lot about doing well in school so if your like me this a great second set of eyes to monitor everything. 💖

- 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.

- Student point of view

I have been using canvas for many years. The look hasn’t changed at all at it is frustrating at times because you can’t find assignments. The to do list is pretty much useless if you accidentally click the x you loose the assignment and have to talk to your teacher. The layout of the app in general could be better and it could add more interesting things to make students not hate it. I will say google classroom is my preferably choice because it is easier to attach assignments by clicking 2 -3 buttons but for canvas you have yo pick how you want to submit it and then attach it then confirm it and so on so forth. I also don’t like how when you use the text box entry it doesn’t save your progress. I can’t tel you the many times that I have accidentally closed the tab and had all of my progress gone and there is no way to get it back.

- 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 🤷‍♀️

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- 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.

- 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

- 🦄⭐️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. Sincerely, Victoricorn!

- 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!

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- What about canvas

Welll it is not allowing me to text anyone And yes I know this is not working and that but I have reloaded it and it won’t let me and someone I need to tel the teacher something and it doesn’t work,that is what. I am concerned about and anyways everything else is like really good because it’s like a really good website and that you feel like school needs to like have a website like to like to online learning or something or like any assessments so that is why I’m writing it four

- 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.

- 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!

- 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

- 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.

- 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.

- Good but there’s some bugs

How canvas works, there’s a lot of great things in this app e.g the layout. However, submitting is where the issue is with submitting. Sometimes when pressing the library option. Majority of the time I submit multiple photos/videos. I’ll select one photo and then it’ll submit right away. I then have to resubmit the assignment to submit the other photo/video. The people that mark my work then complain you haven’t submitted all of the work, it’s not finished etc. Another issue, I press the library option and some photos and videos I don’t want to submit aren’t there. For these I used to use email to submit but I’ve recently found a feature where you can submit via photos on iphone. This feature is literally a lifesaver. Please fix these.

- 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

- Nothing amazing

I’m a student who is in lockdown currently and online learning is the only way that I can go to school so my teachers are using any app to help make things easier for us, and this app is extremely helpful and easy. The reason I said nothing amazing is because I hate school and I hate anything to do with it. But the app is good.

- 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.

- 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.

- Please fix the comments navigation

My biggest complain is that I can’t read the comments on my assessment’s feedback properly. I have to click on each individual comment then go through the whole process of opening the file, starting from the top of the page, find the next comment and repeat. I’d like to able to read all of the feedback in one document without it disappearing each time I click on one comment.

- 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.

- Great app!

As a high school student, I can assure you this app is very helpful, visually pleasing, and easy to use. I’ve been using it for almost 2 years now, and there’s only been one glitch in which there was a problem with my battery level. Definitely recommend!

- Great app, one issue

The app is very easy to use, and makes checking grades and next assignments quick. One issue that really ruins everything for me, is every now and then I’m unable to click off the opening window, and the screen freezes. Cant check my calendar, to do list, notifications ect. At first i thought it was my screen, but other apps I own work perfectly. This bug is super frustrating and happens maybe every second day or so.

- 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.

- 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

- 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.

- 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.

- 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

- Very good

It worked well and never from me but the only downside I had with this app is that it did work, and unlike the app in my old school which never worked a day in its miserable life, this one doesn’t give me an excuse to not do homework. Good but bad. Whatever take five stars bye!!

- 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.

- 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

- 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.

- 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!!!

- 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.

- 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.

- Not able to find Urkund report

Recommend... need to use browsers and laptop/ other device to look for urkund report... since the app do not display the text matching report (urkund)... could be very exciting if we could see the draft report text matching results... 😇😅 overall the app is great....

- Double Notifications

Everytime there is a notification from Canvas, it displays two notifications. Also, if you click on the notification it displays two of the windows, so if its an announcement notification, it’ll display the announcement twice. So everything is doubling up, the notification and the pop up.

- Does whats needed

We use Canvas for UniMelb as our LMS system. Its ok… the calendar could be much better, especially letting us find appointments such as on the desktop website. Otherwise gets the job done. I am finding I am getting duplicated notifications (3 for 1 event)! I was wondering if that is a bug or something????

- 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.

- 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!

- Hopeless infrastructure

The infrastructure supporting this course is truly hopeless. Doesn’t work on many browsers, complete subject that later do not appear as complete, attachments that fail…. You have to take photos of each time the system says something is correct or complete to prove you have done otherwise you’ll be asked to do subjects over and over again. Truly hopeless and disheartening and a waste of money the Govt spends supporting these training companies that use Canvas.

- Bug! I can’t find any way to contact you about it

Whenever I get a notification it’s repeated 5 times over the span of about a minute. It’s very annoying! I don’t want to turn it off because I need the notifications. I just want one! Also on iPadOS (most recent), when using split screen mode, the echo360 screen doesn’t compress well to mobile size. The buttons don’t align with the correct lecture.

- Links from emails

Hi It is very frustrating when I receive a notification from the school via email with a canvas link that never works, it takes me to the canvas website login page even if I have the Canvas app on my device. Each time I receive an email with a canvas link I need to read the email and then go to canvas app and sign in as it never remembers my log on details and search through the app and find the information from the school, sometimes this is time consuming as the email doesn't always specify what the notification is so I need to go through a lot to find the information. Please fix this problem as I am so frustrated and have missed so many important notification in the past. Kind regards Elly

- 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) :-)

- Required Change For Uni

A lot different to blackboard. Things are all over the place and struggling a bit to find a lot of uni work. Wish it was easier to find thing rather than having to search through the whole subjects folder, stressing out, having mental break downs and falling behind wasting time in uni work.

- Constantly crashes

I got this app to make submitting homework easier instead of using the web version however it took more time to submit because every 30 or so seconds it would crash and I have to start all over again, I am not sure whether it is my device or the app but use the web version, it will save time.

- 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.

- Got some issues

I receive each notification 5 times which is annoying. The app being called student makes it hard to find from my phones search bar, as I naturally type “canvas” and have to rewrite “student”. The rest of the app is fine though.

- 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.

- 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.

- Useless for viewing actual content (apple)

The main issue is that course content does not load on iOS and it’s therefore pointless to use the app, I am uninstalling to just use the browser. Outside of the content issues, it’s also buggy with loading anything, plus navigation is a total pain. Why have an app that doesn’t run course content on an OS that a decent chunk of the population use?

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- No


- Application Name is Wrong

the application shows up as ‘Student’ rather than ‘Canvas’ on my iPhone. Can you please update the application to fix this?

- App Freezing

Great app until recently. The app freezes when I try to open the calendar or any of the options along the bottom of the screen.

- Difficult to navigate

Quercus is very difficulty to navigate, recordings and files are in hard to find places, messages are also difficult to find.

- Nope dont do it

This tortures me.

- I miss blackboard

Doesn’t give notifications and it takes a long time to load. Very confusing to navigate

- App gets stuck when I use the bottom 5 sections of the app

Title says it all! Randomly the app freezes whenever I’d use the bottom 5 sections (dashboard, calendar, to-do…) of the app

- 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

- Multitasking issue needs to be fixed

Every time the app is minimized and brought up again, it kicks you to the dashboard, very annoying.

- Log in

My log in won’t work

- Main reason of depression

Just no

- Been great

Canvas has enabled me to learn in the pandemic

- Efficient Academic App

The app is so helpful when it comes to checking off to-do lists arranged according the due dates. There are hardly any glitches. It’s quite useful when attempting quizzes on the go.

- 2SLGBTQ course

Barry is an awesome instructor. I have learned so much under his excellent teaching and leadership experience.

- i got bad marks

i got bad marks

- Good, but…

Great app, helpful when it comes to checking grades, assignments, and other things. Only thing is it crashes when I download pdf’s sometimes, and it also has an error message pop up every time I open the app - has been something that occurs for over a year now.

- Widget Addition

Can you make a widget for To Do List? This seems obvious to me but it seemed to be over looked. I would rather know what I have to do next then know what grade I got or the 100 useless announcements daily.

- Awesome!

Very nicely organized and functions quickly with my grades! Yay!

- Spinning

The app keeps spinning. Not able to navigate through it

- 😐

downloaded it. crashes before i even see the home screen of the app. powered off my phone, redownloaded it, same thing. i don't have any other issues with this phone so it's definitely the app smh

- Fonts

The fonts are ugly in this app. Use "Open Sans" to make it look attractive

- Nice But…

This student app is really nice except that I don’t know how to use it. Once you open the app, everything looks confusing. It would also be better if you made it work without internet.

- Working

Not good work

- Awesome

The app has an excellent way of providing students with a quick and easy way to access their classes online.


Canvas is inconsistent just like my math quiz scores

- Mr.

Great practicality

- App freeze

After updating to IOS 16 , the whole app freezes on the main page

- Can’t find my school!!!

I can’t find my school!!!

- Ummmm

I use this all the time on my computer and it works fine, but I can’t seem to find my school when it asks!? I’m sure it would be handy to have on my phone but I can’t find my school/school district! Pls Help!

- Latest update bricked my iPad Pro

iPadOS 15.5 iPad Pro 3rd Gen M1, 1TB+CELL Had to unsafe shutdown. Now I am hesitant to launch the app again. Not cool, where’d QC go with this version?

- Bad monopoly app

Weird login method and slow quiz loading

- Excellent app

Great job with everything I absolutely have no complaints!

- Can’t even work from home🤦‍♂️

Every time I type in my school district and then after, my student log in info and press log in, I get a white page with the little loading bar on the top that keeps appearing and disappearing and repeats that loop endlessly. I am with SPSD school division so I’m not sure if it only affects that division but it renders the app as unusable.

- Bonne application

Bon logo

- Helpful

Really helpful and easy to use.

- Canvas dark mode when

I am tired of this freaking app blinding me when I am working on assignments at night. This is a serious accessibility issue.


This app is single handedly saving my college career! It is easy to understand and it keeps all my assignments organized. It has a to do list that shows a notification until it is done which is a total life saver! Makes it really hard to forget things and I love it so much!!

- Almost there

Having a hard time using the Group and Discussion function with class meme eta. It doesn’t seem to be available on the app but is on the web browser. It will help a lot if it is also integrated as well.

- App Crashes

The app crashes when scrolling through lists.

- great and useful app

i recommend this app, super helpful for looking at your courses

- Can’t view MyMedia Videos

I open the app and I am unable to load or view the videos that are embedded into it

- Great access to Material

Instead of reaching for my computer or laptop, I can easily receive material and read updates very well, as well as have accessibility to everything in each of my classes.

- Viewing Comments

Whenever I view a teachers comments on a specific question on a annotated document, the files and rubric tab pops back up to the top. This makes reviewing assignments long and tedious, as usually there are many comments, and sometimes it doesn’t even let me close the tab. Other then that the format of this app is good.

- School

I did my first 2 blocks of plumbing in class, I recently just passed my 3rd block and it was very very hard, felt thrown to the wolves the entire semester. Sending emails when I have questions about the course and getting reply’s at 8-10 o’clock, teachers being on zoom for less then a hour some days only 20 minutes I did not get the grades I was looking for and I wouldn’t wish online learning for trades on anyone. I hope that you as a college can re think the teaching process, this is our careers and the reason that is men and women are in school is because we don’t know the new information. Very disappointed with my final block set myself back financially and I still have to write the c of q test .... hope it changes for the next crew

- Nitharshanan Ravi

It is a really good app, but iPhone users as me would like it if you can do what if grade on our phones. Samsung users can do it on their phones and if seems to be a bit unfair.

- Push notifications for Canvas Emails!!!!!

How is this not a thing? Push notifications for whenever someone emails you on canvas. So annoying missing emails

- Love this app

Very well organized and easy to use for school porpoises is awesome

- Hi

I like it so yah get it cool k got it back to the end of the driveway and then we’ll go get through it tomorrow morning or Tina we’ll see what time we get out of the driveway and then we will to pick it back on Sunday and then we can move forward with the next few questions thanks

- University of British Columbia

Getting educated

- Unresponsive with iOS 15.1

The app is constantly unresponsive with iOS 15.1. Please fix this issue as I’d like to use canvas on my phone.

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Canvas Student (Version 6.19.1) Install & Download

The applications Canvas Student was published in the category Education on 2011-12-08 and was developed by Instructure Inc. [Developer ID: 418441198]. This application file size is 112.52 MB. Canvas Student - Education app posted on 2022-12-09 current version is 6.19.1 and works well on IOS 14.0 and high versions. Google Play ID: com.instructure.icanvas