Meet your students where they are: Design your Canvas course to be mobile-friendly

Students use the Canvas Student App now more than ever to access courses on their mobile devices. It is important to understand what works well on mobile, as well as its limitations, in order to design learning environments that work for your students. 


50% of active University of Minnesota students use the Canvas Student App to access their courses from mobile devices. During this live exploratory session, we will discuss mobile-friendly course design and why it’s important. We will also navigate courses using the Canvas Student App on your mobile device and complete activities as a ‘student’. 

You will be automatically enrolled in a Canvas course. Please watch your email for a course invitation and plan to take 5-10 minutes to complete the session pre-work so you are prepared to use the Canvas Student App.

This session is one in a series of ATSS offerings designed to assist instructors in creating a learning environment that facilitates a learner-centered approach using appropriate resources and technologies based on the University of Minnesota Guidelines for Online Teaching and Design.


Understand the strengths and limitations of the Canvas Student App including:

  • Sharing Content
  • Interacting with Activities and Assessments
  • Real-time engagement

Who Should Attend

This webinar is geared towards instructors who use Canvas for teaching and who want to know what their students experience when using the Canvas Student App.

A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas should watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.

Additional Course Information


  • Jennifer Englund, Academic Technology Support Services
  • Sara Schoen, Academic Technology Support Services
  • Susan Tade, Academic Technology Support Services

Accessibility & Accommodation Requests

We seek to foster a positive experience for all participants. If you have particular access needs (for example visual impairment, dyslexia, deafness, etc) please contact [email protected] so we can work together to get you as good an experience as we can. Accommodation requests for live captioning should be made two weeks prior to the webinar.