Canvas+

Canvas+

CanvasPlus: Power up your learning with color themes, navigation shortcuts, and improved performance.

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What is Canvas+?
Canvas+ is a Chrome extension created to elevate students' use of Canvas. It offers a variety of appearance settings, an easy access inbox, a search box for course navigation, and enhanced performance capabilities like speed boost and smart scrolling. Its open-source status allows continuous development, making Canvas learning more efficient and user-friendly.
Stats
By: Canvas+
Users: 30,000+
Rating: 4.12 (25)
Version: 0.4.7 (Last updated: 2024-02-26)
Creation date: 2021-01-19
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • storage
Host permissions:
  • *://*.instructure.com/*
Size: 1.12M
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Summary

Canvas+ is a free Chrome Browser extension that improves the experience of students using Canvas. Everything you could need, from color themes, to navigation shortcuts, to improved performance.

The extension has an easy-to-use settings menu, and all of our features are toggle-able.

You have a full suite of appearance settings, including dark and dim mode, custom link colors, and custom sidebar colors and layouts.

Quick Inbox opens a popup on the left side of the page, allowing you to check previews of your emails without reloading the page and possibly losing what you were working on.

If enabled, the Speed Boost feature will preload links while you're idling, resulting in much faster loading speeds of 2x or 4x on struggling connections.

A feature to improve navigation is the search box. The search box can be enabled with Control+K (Command+K on Mac) or with a sidebar button and allows you to search all of your courses for pages and module items.

Rounder Modules does just as the name says, it makes canvas modules rounder.

If the "Smart Scrolling" setting is enabled, you'll see "Scroll to Bottom" and "Back to Top" buttons on pages, discussions, and modules/assignment lists.

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Makes Canvas interface more aesthetically pleasing
  • Adds customization options such as editing the sidebar and class search
  • Provides useful features like dark mode which enhances user experience
Cons
  • Doesn't work for some users, particularly when the school's Canvas site URL doesn't include 'instructure'
  • Issues with needing full access permissions to function properly
  • Reported to significantly drain battery life and cause overheating on some Mac computers
Most mentioned
  • Enhances the Canvas experience by making it prettier and more customizable
  • Compatibility issues with school Canvas sites not containing 'instructure' in the URL
  • Significant battery drain and overheating issues on MacBook computers with M1 and M2 chips
Recent reviews
doesnt work
by Sienna Jade Sienna Jade, 2024-02-22

My school's canvas site does not have "instructure" in it. Is there any way to update this setting for the extension?
by A Google user, 2024-01-28

it is so good i cant believe how good it is oh my god its so good
by elena casares elena casares, 2024-01-10
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Safety
Risk impact

Canvas+ is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Canvas+ has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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