I Love that I can get in and check on my kids to see how they are doing in school when I need to.
I would like to have access to the work as in school assignments display with read out for the parent and questions the students have. This I believe would help us access what they are doing without disrupting them and be able to stay tuned if they need help in a area as 1:1’s don’t always get it done. It’s wonderful to stay tuned with how are children our really growing not just grades. We don’t have to have access to do work just to see completely what the students are doing. I also would love to see more involvement such as students get credit for putting together a speech or timeline to what they learned weekly or monthly in each course showing parent, following, the parents response to this timeline and speech of child check in adds to credit for a completed weekly final assignment.
This keeps parent and child or teen connected in school at a higher level.
Hoping this piece will get updated in canvas…
I think this would help a lot of parents with teens..
We started using this app during the pandemic and honestly it has not improved very much. It’s very sad that school district made a hasty choice and we are now stuck with it. The app glitches all the time; students submit things, and then they don’t go through, and then the student doesn’t get credit for their work. this app doesn’t seem to connect with any other apps, so if the student does work on other applications, it does not show here. Which makes it extremely confusing for parents, because they have no way of knowing the child did the work or not. And sometimes the app doesn’t report to work they did do correctly.
This happens often. You couldn’t pay me to use this app. Unfortunately, the only reason why were using it because my child’s school district uses it.
The app is also clunky, not intuitive, and requires you to scroll through endless assignments to figure out what you’re looking at.
Canvas needs a total do-over.
Canvas is user-friendly, easy to navigate on! Of course, I still prefer meeting my professors and classmates in school but Canvas is highly accessible because of its functionality! They have panopticon to download your recorded videos for school purposes and that’s a 5 stars for me. WCU-Canvas is such a great tool for learners and provides a great learning experience!
**Please add/consider in Canvas functionality to access when learners needs to travel unexpectedly. I’ve heard that students needs to plan ahead of time because Canvas is not supported or won’t work when we travel outside the country. Please, work on this to make this access possible? Tyvm
Discussions aren’t user optimized. She you hit a notifications for a discussion reply, it doesn’t go straight there. You have to scroll through everyone else’s until you find your own or the thread you are responding to. It is a little time consuming and difficult at times to manage when the class is heavily focused on discussions and chatting with other classmates.
Otherwise the app is fairly good overall. It’s not too confusing, but has its own quirks like everything else. I hope the developers keep improving the system because it hasn’t changed much at all in the last couple years.
After being hacked on my laptop via my college loaned hot spot. The hackers were able to access my personal information and school documents. The hackers were able to take some control of my system making information to be delayed and ghosted. Also, as I was taking quizzes and test my answers would be switched as I selected answers, I witnessed it, double checked to make sure I didn’t select the wrong answer and it would switch the second I hit “submit” answer. I’m not a IT but know that my laptop and WiFi was hacked and so what ever I see “they” see and I have the proof.
As a High Schooler who will probably get a major in procrastination, Canvas has been a saving grace for me. It’s amazing to use with its pleasant and easy to navigate interface, it helps with your time management/organization with its calendar that keeps track of your assignments, and makes it easy to see when your assignments are due or locking. It has made my year so much easier, and I highly recommend it for schools and their students to use as their educational base should I say.
There has recently been an issue with the notifications that’s making Canvas a pain to use. Every time I click on a notification I expect it to take me to the page. Like if I click on a notification that says “assignment created” I expect to be taken to the assignment. But recently that hasn’t been happening, it opens up canvas and takes me to a login screen asking for username and password acting like it’s the website. And it’s so frustrating! Please fix this
This canvas app is honestly very useful and reliable. There’s just two things that could be improved. - When multiple notifications come in, sometimes all of them disappear after clicking into one of them. - I wish there was a to do widget for Canvas. The android to do widget for canvas was very useful when I had an android phone, but the iPhone does not have that. Other than these two things, the app works perfectly and as expected.
When this app works, it is great. However, there are times when it does not recognize my login info. It’s not a mistake on my end because I double check my info on my computer and it allows me to login without issue and it happens on my phone and tablet when there has been no update and I was previously able to login on the device. Not being able to fully trust I’ll be able to login when I need to makes this app worthless.
I am a Sixth grade student, and Canvas has helped me so much with knowing when things are due, and what to do. The calendar is super useful, and thus I get more things in on time. And the assignment part of the courses is great for finding things that are past due easily. And on that note, I would like to thank Canvas for how much it has helped me with my work.