This app is a trainwreck in my opinion. To start off, there are bugs all the time. One bug keeps sending me dozens of notifications for one message I receive in my inbox. It’s such an excessive issue that every time I swiped one of the notifications away, another one would pop up. The next thing is the weird things that make the interface more complicated to use. Right when I was trying to find my school, I had issues. I use the QR code and that worked. But why do I have to use a QR code to log in to my school? Also, it gets really annoying to look for my assignments using canvas. There’s this thing called the dashboard, but I hate using it. It shows you not only assignments but zoom meeting that are going to be held the other day and other junk that distracts me. And there is no excuse for this because the app does this correctly on the mobile version for the most part. The to-do list works well but make an equivalent for that on the website version. I don’t want to see anything but what I have to do sometimes.
More than the flaws of the app are that they are made even worse in the context of this digital learning. These interface issues shouldn’t be an issue. When young teachers are even having trouble just uploading grades, there is a serious issue. Canvas is one of those things that add up with Zoom to make digital class a convoluted, issue-ladden mess with almost no semblance of structure.
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Due to COVID my first year of college was switch to remote learning, all online. I was very bitter and skeptical about this news. With this said, I was told to download this app to access all my college classes and so I did so. Let me just tell you I’ve grown to love online classes as this app allows me to stay updated with classes, has a built in “To-Do List” keeping track of what assignment I need to do, allows me to do/ turn in assignments straight from this app, and lets me stay contacted with my professors through instant messaging. I love the way they designed the formatting of this app because it is so easy to access and adapt to. Overall this app is the goat and helps me succeed in college. Lastly, I love that this app is accessible to iPads, laptops, and phones!
As a student, I think
Canvas is extremely easy to use compared to the website. I don’t have to log in every single time unlike on the computer. However, there’s one flaw to the app. The pictures don’t load for me, and I can’t see what's going on unless I get on the website, which is pretty time consuming to log into. I feel like this is a bug, since I was able to access pictures before. I cannot look at the pictures that I’ve sent my teachers, either. It would be amazing if you could fix it, and otherwise, I really enjoy using this app. It would also be nice if there was a messages tab for assignments, like how there is on the right of the screen of the website.
This app has allowed me to do assignments! Unlike Microsoft Teams, Canvas does not glitch out from everyone using this technique of doing online schoolwork!
I suggest you get this app if you are a teacher, because it will definitely help your students a lot!
And if you don’t like this app, then use Microsoft Teams. I know it’s worse.
And there are no glitch outs when a kid sends their work. Microsoft Teams has glitched when students tried to turn in work.
1 suggestion: Maybe Instructure Inc. should add meeting to canvas! You guys are already very successful!
Easier than blackboard. However, blackboard has a feature that lays out who comments on your posts and how many comments you write. It makes it easier to manage how many discussions posts you commented on because with many courses it’s easy to loose track. Also installing a “like” button feature would be great to acknowledge someone’s comment on your post when you don’t have any other response but “thank you.” Please take these suggestions into account. It would make the app much more user friendly!
I’ve been using canvas for a while and I turned in work and stuff but it DOESNT GO THROUGH AND MY TEACHER DOESNT GET IT I always have to redo the work 3-9 times which isn’t very fun it takes me about an hour to do it and I get 5 assignment each day so idk what is wrong what the app and why it does that but I just don’t like how it does that it’s not write it has made me stressed to where I just want to cry! So I give this app 1 stars review
In the beginning this app was great, now after updating my iPhone to the most recent iOS their teachers dashboard links/pictures disappeared! Its just blank, “a blank canvas.”I can’t send my boys teachers any assignments or print out documents from my iPhone. I don’t have this problem on my husband’s iPad, but unfortunately he takes his iPad to work and I don’t have always access to this... Please fix this or update your app.
I originally wrote this review after being logged out when the newest update happened and couldn’t log back in. I deleted the app, re-downloaded it, and it works as intended now. Highly recommend having this app on your phone if you’re a student that cares about meeting deadlines and making good grades. It’s also nice being notified when an assignment is graded or you receive feedback on something. Works well.
When ever I go to the calendar where the school work is, it doesn’t show the work that is due today and I refreshed it and it still doesn’t work. There is work due on that day but it doesn’t show. My google drive doesn’t connect to canvas for some reason and it’s my school one not my personal one. I did contact someone that could help me but they didn’t know what to do.