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Being an Android isn't easy. You have a brain the size of a planet, you're 50,000 times more intelligent than a human and all they do with you is play Angry Birds and watch Netflix. If only the human race understood just how much you could do. If only they knew how much you could teach them. You provide access to a vast wealth of knowledge and computing power just waiting to be tapped.

Marvin the Paranoid AndroidEVE's got nothing on this droid.

At Instructure, we understand that mobile devices play an integral role in education. Since launching Canvas, we've been committed to providing a native mobile experience. With tools like Canvas’ SpeedGrader for iPad, we’ve helped free instructors from stacks of papers in manila folders. But until now, our mobile apps have only been available on iOS devices like the iPad and iPhone.

Introducing Canvas for Android

Rejoice, Android users! Canvas for Android is your new course companion. Whether you're taking a for-credit course as part of a degree program or expanding your horizons with a course on Canvas Network, Canvas for Android will be right there to keep you in touch with your education.

With the launch of our first Android app, we’re signaling the start of a long-term commitment to the platform because we think it’s important for education. We didn't just port our iOS experience to Android—we built a tool designed specifically for an Android device.

Here are some of the things you can do with the Android app:

  • Check your grades
  • Message others in your course
  • Stay up-to-date with your course schedule
  • Track items on your to do list

Canvas for Android navigation menu Canvas for Android course schedule Canvas for Android grades

This is only a brief list of the app’s functionality. Rest assured that there are many more great features coming your way soon. We know the power of Android and we’re working to equip you with the tools you’ll need to solve all the problems of the universe (and still have time to write lullabies). Our resident fandroids are working hard to assure that.

Keep learning,
Mark Suman