Q. How do I install the Canvas app on my 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:

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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:

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

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

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

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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:

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

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  • Last Updated Aug 01, 2018
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  • Answered By David Vess

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