Every institution (or school) uses a specific URL to access Canvas. Institutions follow a URL structure of [your institution name].instructure.com or canvas.[your institution name].edu. This URL is required to access Canvas mobile apps.
Many of the mobile apps allow you to search for your institution or school district directly on the app login page. However, if you cannot locate your institution in the app search list, this lesson shows you how to locate your institution's URL.
Direct Access to Canvas URL
Some institutions will use a direct link to their Canvas account, which makes the Canvas URL easy to find. Hover over the Canvas link and view the Canvas URL, or click the link to be taken directly to the page.
Redirect to Canvas URL via Authentication
Some institutions may choose to have another domain redirect to Canvas, especially if the institution has an existing portal for student courses. You may have to sign into your institution's internal authentication system before accessing Canvas.
As an example, students at Utah State University can access Canvas after signing in to the university's single sign-on landing page.
View Canvas URL
Hover over the Canvas button and view the Canvas URL, or click the button to be taken directly to the page.
You can also view the Canvas URL at the top of the Canvas user dashboard.
These screenshots are acknowledged by their respective universities for use in this lesson.