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Canvas (Students) - Getting Started with the Canvas Student App for iOS or Android

This document details how to download the Canvas Student app and use it to sign into UW-Green Bay's Canvas environment. This document also contains links to the official guides on navigating the Canvas Student app.

Device Requirements

The Canvas Student app by Instructure is compatible with the following mobile operating systems:

  • iOS 15.0 or later
  • Android 8.0 or later

Installing the Canvas Student App

The Canvas Student app can be downloaded through the Play Store on Android, or the App Store on iOS devices. You can find it by searching the store for "Canvas Student":

Signing In

Follow these steps to sign in to UW-Green Bay's Canvas environment on the Canvas Student app:

  1. Open the Canvas Student app.

  2. Once you have opened the app, you will be presented with a page to search for your school. Select Find my school.

    screenshot of the initial login screen of the Canvas Student app with  the "Find my school" button highlighted

  3. Search for and then select "University of Wisconsin-Green Bay".This will take you to the UW System login portal.

    screenshot of the Canvas Student app's "find your school" screen with a search for "Green Bay"

  4. Select UW-Green Bay as your "organization," then select Go.

    Screenshot of the UW System login portal's organization selection page

  5. Enter your UWGB email address and password, then select the Sign in button.

    Screenshot of the UWGB login screen

  6. If prompted, complete your multi-factor authentication step.

  7. After signing in, you will be presented with your list of courses on the app's Dashboard.

Navigating the App

The Canvas app will allow you to access most of the features in your Canvas courses, but navigation on a mobile device is a little different compared to navigation on a computer. Use the following video and links to text guides to learn more about navigating in Canvas on your mobile device: 

Video Script and Source

Text Guides on Navigating the App

Full App Guides

Full user guides for the Canvas Student apps for iOS and Android can be found on the Instructure Community website:

Getting Help

You can get technical support for using the Canvas Student app by contacting Canvas 24/7 support.



Keywordslogin log in sign signin mobile phone tablet smartphone "find my school" user guide instructure   Doc ID130811
OwnerScott B.GroupUW Green Bay
Created2023-09-01 13:23:43Updated2023-09-01 14:34:28
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