Archives for July 2018

Canvas Mobile Apps for Faculty and Students 

Did you know that Canvas has user-friendly mobile apps available for both faculty and students? Canvas Teacher and Canvas Student apps are available for iOS and Android devices and can be downloaded via the App Store or Google Play! For step-by-step download instructions, click here 

What can I do with the apps? 

Canvas Teacher

The Canvas Teacher app allows teachers to facilitate their courses on the go, both inside and outside the classroom by providing quick access to Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes. With Canvas Teacher, you can: 

  • Grade and offer feedbackBrowse student submissions and provide feedback via the new and improved mobile SpeedGrader 
  • Communicate with students: Post announcements, send messages, and participate in course discussions 
  • Update course content: Correct due dates, publish assignments, manage discussion settings, and adjust quiz options  

For more information, visit the Canvas Teacher App Guide here 

Canvas Student

The Canvas Student app allows students to access their courses and groups on the go by providing quick access to Assignments, Discussions, Grades, and course materials. With Canvas Student, you can: 

  • View and submit course deliverables: View assignment details, participate in discussions, submit assignments, view grades and course materials 
  • Access course communication tools: Use navigation bar to view course calendars, to do items, notifications, and Inbox 
  • Access courses and groupsUse Dashboard to access courses and groups using the same navigation items found within the browser version of Canvas 
  • Manage account: Manage files, display course grades, get help from Canvas support, change users, and log out 

For more information, visit the Canvas Student App Guide here! 


*Updated* You can now access the Canvas Student App directly from the Georgia Tech App! The Georgia Tech App is available for iOS devices via the App Store.

Upcoming Trainings and Open House

On-Campus Canvas Training by Instructure – August 7-9, 2018
Georgia Tech has begun the migration of courses from T-Square to Canvas, Georgia Tech’s new learning management system (LMS). Since all courses must migrate to Canvas by the end of the Fall 2018 semester, instructors are strongly encouraged to migrate courses to Canvas and begin development now. In order to facilitate migration, Instructure will return to campus from Tuesday, August 7th through Thursday, August 9th to provide on-campus Canvas training for all interested GT faculty, TA’s, and staff. This includes beginning, advanced, and speciality Canvas training and will be held in Klaus 1207.

To find out about and/or sign up for upcoming training sessions, please visit http://canvas.gatech.edu/training. If you have questions about training or the migration of courses, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Canvas support team at canvas@gatech.edu.


Canvas On Demand Help & Digital Learning Team Q&A – Friday, August 10th, 2018
The Digital Learning Team will hold an Open House on Friday, August 10th! Come meet the Digital Learning Team and get help with your questions on Canvas, student response systems (Turning Point / Clickers), and anything else you may need assistance with related to Digital Learning. Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there! Please address all inquiries to canvas@gatech.edu.

Date & Time: Friday, August 10th, 1 PM – 4 PM ET
Location: Digital Learning Office (Economic Development Building – Suite 118, 760 Spring Street), or online: https://bluejeans.com/472142387


On-Campus TurningPoint Training – Thursday, August 16th, 2018
Need help with TurningPoint? Join us for on-campus training sessions! We will be offering both New User Training and Advanced Training.

New User Training covers the basics of TurningPoint that every user needs to get up and running with the software.  Attendees will learn how to set up Response Options, Create a Presentation, Run a Presentation, Save a Session and Generate Reports.

Advanced Training is generally a shorter session that builds on the New User Training.  It’s more interactive and conversational.  Attendees will learn how to use additional question slides including Comparative Links, Convert to Picture, Demographic Comparison and Competitions.  Strategies for utilizing Anywhere Polling will also be discussed.

Available Sessions:

  • Thursday, August 16th, 9:30 – 11:30 AM — New User Training
  • Thursday, August 16th, 12:30 – 2:30 PM — New User Training
  • Thursday, August 16th, 3:00 – 4:15 PM — Advanced Training

Click here to register for a TurningPoint training session or sessions.