Topics Map > Canvas > General
Topics Map > Mobile Devices > Android

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

Once you have downloaded 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.

The app will ask you for the name of the institution (New Mexico State University) to find your account. If the app cannot find your account, you may have you use NMSU's Canvas URL to log in.

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 your institution

Enter New Mexico State University. 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

Can't find your institution

If New Mexico State University 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:

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

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 Forgot Password? link [4].


  • 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.

View Landing Page

View Landing Page

View the landing page for your user account.

For more information, please visit: 

Canvas Answers

Canvas Student Guide

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:canvas for android log in to canvas app on device mobile cell phone   Doc ID:76158
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-08-29 09:51 MDTUpdated:2018-04-20 08:57 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
Feedback:  1   0