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Logging into the Canvas Student App

Logging into the Canvas Student App

If you have the Canvas Student app on your iOS or Android device, you can log into the app by searching for your institution, with your institution’s URL, or using a QR code.

Find Your School

Find Your School

When you open the Canvas Student App, tap the Find my school button [1].

Then, enter your institution’s name in the Find your school or district field [2]. Alternatively, you can enter your institution's Canvas URL found in the desktop address bar.

For additional help, you can tap the How do I find my school? link [3].

Log In with QR Code

Log In with QR Code

You can also log into your Canvas account using the QR Login option.

Generate QR Code in Browser

Genereate QR Code in Browser

In your Canvas browser tab, click the Global Navigation Account link [1]. Then click the QR for Mobile Login link [2].

Scan QR Code

Scan QR Code

On the Canvas Student app login page, tap the  QR Login button [1].

Click the Next link [2], then scan the Canvas browser QR code with your device camera [3].

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I cannot seem to log into canvas even after creating an account

Hi @Catherine-2,

Have you made sure that you are logging in under the correct account? Or have you tried the QR code option mentioned in this lesson?


Try entering your district instead of your school.

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