Canvas Teacher Mobile App

A few days ago Instructure announced a new addition to their mobile tools, a mobile app specifically for teachers to work with Canvas, available for both iOS and Android.

Our district made the switch to Canvas a couple of years ago, and I’d been using the generic Canvas app on my phone, mostly for the messaging. But after giving the teacher version a shot, it does a lot that I wasn’t able to do in the normal app.

Starting Up

First thing you’ll see is a screen that looks a lot like the dashboard in Canvas – a list of your courses. Just tap the course you want and it will bring it up.

Canvas Mobile Course List

View Submissions

It also make it very easy to look at who has submitted what.

Canvas Assignment Information

The screenshot shows that out of 35 students 20 have been graded, 3 are turned in but not graded, and 12 have not been submitted. The arrow to the right of the charts will take you to a list that shows all of the students.


This is probably the big one. There’s a separate speed grader app, but it never seemed to work very well. Now they’ve built grading into the teacher app.

Canvas Mobile Speed Grader

Since it’s still summer, I haven’t had a chance to actually use the grader. But it looks like it will handle rubrics which is something that I haven’t been able to do from mobile.


The Canvas Teacher app is available for iOS and Android from the following links.



I’ve still got a couple of weeks until school starts back up, so I haven’t been able to use this with students yet. Hopefully it winds up working out.

Does this look like something you’d use? Even better, have you already used it? Let us know in the comments below. Newsletter

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