Canvas Student

Canvas Student for Pc

  • Category: Education
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-19
  • Current version: 6.4.1
  • File size: 91.50 MB
  • Developer: Instructure Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Canvas Student on your Windows PC

Download Canvas Student for Windows: Canvas Student is an Education App, developed by Instructure Inc.. The Education App was officially released 2011-12-08. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Instructure Inc., with the latest current version being 6.4.1 which was officially released on 2018-10-19. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 570,269 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Canvas Student on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Canvas Student on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Canvas Student for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Canvas Student in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Canvas Student application icon. A window of Canvas Student will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Canvas Student icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Canvas Student

Developer Description

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!

App Reviews

  • Good, but…

    By Phillyphan101
    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.
  • Works ok...

    By MagicAppleSauce
    The app is good for reviewing general information regarding assignment due dates and class content. However, there are basic features of an education app that are distinctly missing from this release and do not provide a seamless mobile experience. Firstly, there are no alert tone options for the app. There are badge alerts, but they are silent, and I frequently find myself missing these alerts as they become mixed into my other notifications. As another user posted, I want the option to have the app alert me to ANYTHING my professor can do, as professors love to sneak new material into a course. Additionally, the mobile viewing for discussion boards is a joke. It requires me to wade through three months of course material to view new posts. There should be an option to “view unread” or most recent posts as is available on the webpage version. Also, the notification icons (bell/speaker icon) within the app does not reliably disappear when messages or announcements are read. I have 26 notifications currently that I have actually read. There should be a “clear all alerts” option to reduce this unreliable icon.
  • Love it, love it , love it

    By Tha239;)
    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!
  • Works pretty good. I like using it, and do.

    By FishHeadsForever
    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.
  • Interface change

    By kiwii75
    This app had a great and easy to read user interface until a recent update. For some reason a groups section was added to the Dashboard under my courses. It’s confusing because I now have a long list of old groups there from previous semesters. Also the grade book portion has become very displeasing to the eyes. The total given points for a graded assignment is no longer displayed, only the points received. To see how many points my assignment was scored out of, I have to go through the extra step of opening the assignment. Also, each assignment now has a label of ‘Submitted, Missing, or Not Submitted’. Even assignments I have turned in and have had graded are labeled with a red ‘Missing’ tag. It looks wrong and is concerning to see that. And there’s no need to make it more difficult for older professors who are not the most well versed in technology to have to manually change these labels. Other than this terrible new interface, the app is nice and convenient to use and runs smoothly.
  • Works good but needs some updates

    By GBD4
    The app works well, it allows me to check my grades and look at up coming assignments very easily and is mostly what I use it for. I think if the developer would update the way that discussion content is presented it would make the app more user friendly and be more valuable for actual learning. I would like the ability to minimize discussion like is available on the canvas website so that I don’t have to read the entire discussion or all the comments at once and could choose to read only specific ones at a time. As it is right now I do not use the app to follow discussions because I have to scroll through everything to reach a discussion that I want to read. If I could choose the discussions that are fully displayed then I would be more likely to read discussions throughout the day follow along with the discussion instead of waiting until I am sitting in front of my computer at home each night.
  • Great app, could use minor update

    By Jeff.Siegman
    I absolutely love this apps usability. I just have a couple suggestions to make it a little more user friendly. Not sure if this matters, but I go to Ashford University. First, it would be nice to have your own posts displayed at the top of each discussion, so they are easier to locate. Instead of having to scroll down through every other post just to find your own. Second, although the notifications are nice, they can also be a bit annoying. Especially since clicking on the notification does not take you directly to the specific reply of that post. It simply takes you into the app and then you have to “guess” who commented and on which post. Those are my only two suggestions/complaints. Other than that, the app is awesome! Fix these two things and I’ll change my rating to 5 stars.
  • Love the mobile access to Canvas

    By Elle Lee Mae
    Canvas is far superior to every academic class portal that I have used. I’ve had the pleasure of using five different platforms throughout my education. This mobile app has most of the functionality of the web version. I love the quick access to syllabi, videos and mail. Mostly I love that it stays logged in and I get push notifications of announcements, grade and new items in my inbox. I have most of my push notifications turned off, except this app and my text messages. The app keeps a mediocre grad-student well informed and now making all A’s since we switched over. I think it is because the courses are easily accessible from my phone and I can watch a lecture while waiting for an appt or other random downtime, without needing a computer.
  • Half cooked, just like its online version

    By Martyshka123
    Thank you for making Canvas accessible on mobile phones, but there are so many things to improve. Just this one: you write a long post in discussions in your class, and before submitting it you feel like switching to another app to check the vocabulary or look up references. Your post is gone. Canvas does not work in the background, unlike virtually every single iPhone app I have ever seen. When you switch back to it, the app will reload and all unsaved content will be gone. That caused me some actual harm having to rewrite long posts. Second, what on earth with threading the discussions? How difficult can it be to make forums collapsible? And btw, in the online version too, it should be possible to open just a branch of a discussion, not binary “open all” or “close all”. In the app, one has to browse through the entire forum to find new posts. I hope there will be improvements.
  • Better than the Canvas website

    By PTinT
    My school is in the process of switching to Canvas from a program called Desire 2 Learn (D2L), which was clunky to use. When I started this semester I played with the Canvas website which seems to be better than D2L, though with a few idiosyncrasies. Our instructor said there was an app, so I thought I'd give it a try. It's even easier to navigate than the website. Also, one of my issues with D2L was that I couldn't upload files from my iPad. With the Canvas app it's super easy, making my semester significantly less stressful (I don't have to email myself everything and then find a computer from which to upload it). I've only been using it for 2 weeks, but all in all, a great app.