App of the Month – Canvas Mobile App

The App for September is Canvas.
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What is it?

The Canvas Mobile App (Google Play, Apple) is a supplementary app for our new Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas. Students can use the Canvas mobile app to see their grades, submit assignments, view content and modules, and much more! There is also a Canvas Teacher mobile app (Google Play, Apple) that allows instructors to facilitate their courses on the go. Instructors can grade assignments, send announcements and messages, and update the course content. Managing your course has never been easier. Both of these mobile apps are available free of charge. Eric will be presenting this app at our next Technology in Transit on Wednesday, October 18!

Why this app?

The Canvas mobile app is a valuable resource to both teachers and students. Both Canvas mobile, and Canvas Teacher mobile allows the user quick access to the learning materials inside or outside of the classroom. The migration to Canvas as our new Learning Environment makes mobile access one of the many benefits that Canvas provides us.

How does it work?

  1. Download the app.
  2. Find our school, and log in with your CWL.
  3. Click the plus sign in the top right hand corner of the dashboard to add your course.
  4. Go into the course, and you can now do everything you can in Canvas on mobile.
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Instructor’s View

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Student’s View

How is it used?

The Canvas mobile app allows students that do not have a laptop with them to access the same resources available on the Canvas webpage. Instructors can suggest this app to students who take public transit to commute. Students are able to make use of this valuable time to read announcements, read course content and even submit an assignment they may have forgotten to submit. Having this tool available on hand makes a student’s life a lot easier. Similarly with instructors, instructors can utilize the Canvas Teacher mobile app to mark assignments on the go as well as manage aspects of the course such as due dates without a computer. Both the Canvas mobile and Canvas Teacher mobile app will save everyone’s time by having this tool readily available in your pocket.

What do you think?

Tell us if you like this app, or if you don’t, tell us what app you use instead. Figured out another way of integrating the app into learning? Tweet us @UBC_ETS! We’d love to hear from you.