This tutorial will show you how to install the Canvas app on your Android device.

Step 1

Go to the Google Play store and search for the Canvas app. Tap FREE.

Screenshot of the Canvas app in the app store.

Step 2


Screenshot of the Install button.

Step 3


Screenshot of the Accept button.

Tap Open.

Screenshot of the Open button.

Step 4

Type in Southern Utah University.

Screenshot of typing in the school.

Step 5

Type in your login information.

Screenshot of logging in.

Step 6

If you are on your own device, tap the box next to Remember my authorization for this service. Then tap Log In.

Screenshot of the Log In button.

Step 7

Scroll through the app orientation and then tap the checkmark.

Screenshot of the checkmark.

Customizing the Courses List

Select the drop-down menu in the top left corner to choose between My Courses and All Courses. My Courses displays only the courses you mark with a star, and All Courses displays all of the courses for which you are currently registered/teaching. To give a course a star, select the three circle icon and then select the star in the bottom left corner. Then select Done.

Screenshot of selecting the star.

Customizing Course Colors

Change the colors of the courses on the homepage to suit your preferences by selecting the three circle icon, selecting a color, and then selecting DONE.

Screenshot of changing the color.

Accessing and Navigating a Course

Select a course to open it. Use the pane on the left to quickly navigate to different pages. Select and drag the line separating the pane and the main screen to change the size of the pane. Select the arrow in the top right corner to hide the pane. Select the arrow again to bring the pane back. Select the drop-down menu in the top left corner to open a specific tool.

Screenshot of the course.

Opening and Using the Navigation Pane

Drag your finger from the left edge of the screen towards the right side to open the navigation pane. Use this pane to 1) view your profile and personal files, 2) return to the courses list, 3) view notifications, 4) view a To-Do List, 5) read and send messages, 6) view grades, 7) open SpeedGrader (if you are an instructor), 8) open settings, 9) open the help menu, and 10) log out of the app.

Screenshot of the navigation pane.

Managing Users

The Canvas app gives you the ability to add, remove, and switch users within the app. To manage users, drag your finger from the left edge of the screen towards the right side to open the navigation pane and then select your name.

Screenshot of selecting the name.

To add a user, select +Add Account and then type Southern Utah University into the search box. Next, log in with the new user's information.

Screenshot of the Add Account button.

Screenshot of typing in SUU.

Screenshot of logging in.

To switch users, reopen the navigation pane, tap your name, and then tap the user to which you want to switch.

Screenshot of selecting the other user.

To remove users, reopen the navigation pane, tap your name, and then tap the X next to the user's name to remove it.

Screenshot of the X.

Customizing Your Profile

Open the navigation pane. Select your picture at the top of the list, and then select the three circle icon in the top right corner. From this menu, you can 1) take a new profile picture, 2) select a profile picture from the images on your device, 3) remove your profile picture, 4) choose a backdrop image, 5) edit your username, and 6) create a panda avatar.

Screenshot of the profile.

Change App Settings

Open the navigation pane and then select Settings at the bottom. 1) Next to Landing Page, select the drop-down menu to choose the courses list, notifications page, to-do list, messages, or grades as the landing page, or the first page that opens when you open the app. 2) Select the box next to Turn off the pandas to remove the pandas. 3) Select the box next to Calendar Starts on Monday to make Monday the first day of the week in the calendar. 4) Select Notifications to choose which notifications you want to receive. 5) Select Tutorial to open the orientation that you saw when you opened the app the very first time. 6) Select Legal to view the associated information.

Screenshot of the settings.


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