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OS X - Adding a PDF From Canvas to iBooks

Students using OS X and other OS operating systems that are linked to their Apple ID login have the ability to download, add, and access PDFs from iBooks. These documents will be available to them from any system that is logged into their Apple ID.

This document will assist in the process of downloading and adding documents from Canvas to your iBooks account. 

*Log into your Canvas portal via the ( or through the link from ( to begin. Click here for login assistance with Canvas and here for myNMSU. 

1. After logging in choose a course that you wish to download a document from. 

Course Selection

2. From the course menu, on the left side of your screen, click on the Files link.


3. If your instructor has uploaded documents these will be listed. Here you will find the desired document and choose to download

Document Selection

4. You will now need to navigate to the Dock and open iBooks

iBooks in Dock

5. After iBooks has opened click on Files on the top left of your screen and click on the Add to Library option. A separate window will open where you will select the Downloads files on the far left, find the name of the document (e.g. Heidegger) that has been downloaded, and finally click Add, found in the bottom right of this screen. 

Adding File to iBooks

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 os x add download canvas ibooks pdf document   Doc ID:76288
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-09-01 12:54 MDTUpdated:2017-09-11 12:25 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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