Technology Resources

@Chesapeake College

An App for Canvas – A Review

Image7Yes, there’s an app for that!  In fact, there are a couple.  With the Canvas Android and iPhone apps students can access their courses when they are away from their computers.  Canvas realized earlier releases of the apps had a lot limitations for students.  Now, students can access  modules, view content, contribute to discussions, and even submit assignments from a mobile device/s.

Some differences still exist between the apps and the browser version.  Please read through the Canvas Guides listed below to understand how to participate in classes through the mobile app.  The world of elearning continues to morph into mlearning, so a learning curve is expected as the processes are refined during this transition.

Apps Instructions

canvas appAndroid app

iphone canvasiPhone app
(use this for iPad)

How do I download the Canvas app on my Android?
How do I use the Canvas app on my Android?

How do I submit an assignment using
the Canvas app on my Android?
How do I download the Canvas app on my iPhone?
How do I use the Canvas app on my iPhone?
How do I submit an assignment using the Canvas app on my iOs device?

The links above access specific topics in the Canvas Help Guides.  Here are additional links for the Mobile App Guides:
Canvas Mobile Phone Student Guide
Canvas Mobile Tablet Student Guide

How Do I Log Into Chesapeake’s Canvas?

 canvas app login
  1. In this field, type in the Canvas URL:  chesapeake.instructure.com
  1. Click Connect

 

 canvas app sign in At the login screen type the following:

  1. Your MyCampus username (DO NOT PUT YOUR EMAIL – this doesn’t work for our installation of Canvas)
  2. Your MyCampus password (if you’ve signed into Canvas during the Spring 13 or Summer 13 semesters, it could be that password)
  3. Click Login

 

Click on the instructions above for your device to learn how to use the app for your particular device.

Google: Drive (cloud storage and productivity suite)

Google Docs is becoming Google Drive on regular Gmail accounts.  Our Skipjack mail is a Gmail product via Google Apps for Education.  Our students, faculty, and staff can login to their Skipjack accounts and access these features.  Google Drive will be released for Education apps soon, but a date has not been provided.  When you login to your Skipjack account  you will see a notice that it will be upgrading to Google Drive.

Here is a helpful review of the new Google Drive. 

What do you think about it?  How have you been using it for education?