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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!
Hey, I was just thinking it’d be really great 🙌🏻 if your app alerted 🚨 me anytime my instructor put anything, anywhere, into Canvas. Not just the normal places which have alerts. See, I have this instructor for an online class 👩💻 who is very inspired and likes to go with those inspirations. He also likes to play this little game. It’s called, “Guess Where Your Assignment Is Posted❓” I mean, you can understand his need to mix things up, right? Why post in Modules when you can use Announcements? And why use Announcements when you can just send an email through Canvas online— oh this is the best one — then bury those details in some mystery location 🕵️♀️ 🗺 that can’t be found unless you go back to your school email! It is college, after all, so we should have to work for it. ✍️ Just for giggles, sometimes, he will add the new assignment online but it won’t show up in the “To Do” on Canvas App! 🤣 Oh, he is good! Still, when that late assignment is added — requiring hours of research and days of writing, posting, watching videos and commenting — right when you thought you were done for the week🙄 — and you don’t see it but your friend asks you if you’ve done it. “What new assignment?!” Well, as you can imagine, that is kind of the pits. 🍑 So, I thought, hey 👋🏻 what if those great people at Canvas App development could help us out? Perhaps a voice alert ? 🗣 “He’s at it again!”
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.
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.
I use Canvas all the time for my middle school so I know my way around it. When I got into this elite program for gifted students called Duke TIP, I was very excited. It gave me the chance to learn about things last actually interested me for a change and get some interaction with lots of different kids over the summer. One night I was logging in on my computer to Canvas. We were messing around with it and I thought it would be a good idea to get the app... oh boy was I wrong. 😡 The first of my problems was getting my school put in. I put in every variation of Duke and Duke TIP until finally I got the right combo, after like 15 minutes. I was relieved that I finally got it to work, even if it took forever to load. Then I had to enter in my email. I had a special email for the class I am enrolled in and apparently it is not a real google account. I kept trying and trying until I just gave up. So if you ask me, do not get the canvas app if you have a special class or something that may not be considered a “real school”. Also do not get it if you have a different email or do not have a google account. So if you have anything like i stated above, DO NOT get the canvas app. I rated it one star... for good reason.
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!