How do I log in to the Canvas app on my Android device?

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Once you download the Canvas app from the Play Store, you can use the app to log in to your Canvas account. You must have an account to log in to Canvas.

The Canvas app will ask you for the name of your institution to find your Canvas account. If the app cannot find your institution, you can use your institution's Canvas URL to log in.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Note: If you do not want to locate your Canvas URL every time you log in to Canvas, you can switch to another user account.

Open Canvas App

Open Canvas App

Open your Android device and tap the Canvas icon.

Open Search Field

Open Search Field

Tap the search field [1].

Note: If you ever need help logging in to Canvas, tap the Help icon [2].

Find Institution

Find Institution

Enter the name of your institution. You can also enter the name of a school district. When the full name appears in the search list, tap the name.

Locate Canvas URL

Locate Canvas URL

If the name of your institution does not appear in the search list, you may need to locate your Canvas account by entering a Canvas URL. If you don't know your Canvas URL, tap the Can't find your school link at the end of the search results.

Enter Canvas URL

Enter Canvas URL

If you know your institution's Canvas URL, enter the URL in the search field [1]. Tap the arrow button [2].

Locate Canvas Network or Free-for-Teacher Accounts

Locate Canvas Network or Free-for-Teacher Accounts

If you are trying to access a Canvas Network course, Canvas Network appears as a default option at the top of the search list [1]. Or, in the search field [2], you can also enter the Canvas Network URL: learn.instructure.com.

If you are trying to access a Free-for-Teacher account, use the search field to enter the Free-for-Teacher URL: canvas.instructure.com.

Enter Login Credentials

Enter Login Credentials

After you've located an account, you can view the Canvas URL at the top of the screen. Enter your email [1] and password [2]. Tap the Log In button [3].

If you don't know your password, tap the I don't know my password button [4].

Notes:

  • The Canvas email field credential varies according to institution. Some institutions may require a username or account number.
  • If your Canvas mobile login page does not show the reset password option, contact your institution if you need to reset your password.
  • If your institution requires you to log in to Canvas using their authentication system, you will be redirected to your institution's login page.

Authorize Account

Authorize Account

Tap the Authorize button.

View Landing Page

View Landing Page

View the landing page for your user account.

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