Installing Canvas mobile app on an iPhone

The Canvas mobile app is free. Please follow these instructions for installing the mobile app on your iPhone or other iOS device:

1. Find the mobile in in the Apple App store. Note that there are two Canvas apps. You want the one with the reddish icon:

Canvas by Instructure

2. Open the Canvas app.

3. You may already be logged in with credentials Canvas extracts from your iOS setttings. These will not work. If you don’t see a welcome screen like the one pictured below, you will have to click the circle in the upper-right corner of the app and then click the Logout button:

Canvas: Get Started

4. Click the Get Started button, which will take you to the Connect screen:

Canvas: Connect

5. Enter the JMU Canvas URL, which is Click the Connect button, which will take you to the JMU login service:

Canvas: JMU Login Service

6.You may want to zoom in on boxes where you will enter your JMU EID and password:

Canvas: JMU EID and Password

7. Enter your JMU EID and password (the very same credentials you always use with Canvas).

8. Swipe through the “getting started” screens until you end up here:

Canvas: Get Started

9. Click Get Started button one last time to use Canvas on your iPhone!

Canvas is running on my iPhone!

That’s it!

Kevin Hegg

Kevin Hegg is Director of Digital Projects & Pedadogy within JMU's Libraries & Educational Technologies (LET) division. For almost 20 years, he supervised a team of programmers and IT professionals who performed all manner of system and application management and software development. In his current position, Kevin spend less time with machines and more time with faculty and students engaged in scholarship, research, and instruction. Kevin’s current interests include using GIS in the humanities and exploring emerging technologies such as 3D, VR, and 360 video in undergraduate classrooms.