Canvas Mobile Apps (Students)

Mobile Browsing

You can access your courses on your mobile device using either the Canvas Student app or simply by navigating to Canvas from a mobile browser.

Canvas Student App

The Canvas Student app is available for iOS and Android devices. Installing the Canvas Student app on your smartphone or tablet can help you stay connected to your courses.  Depending on your device, not all Canvas features may be available on the app at this time. Here are some benefits of the Canvas Student App:

  • Receive notifications when you receive a new message in the Canvas Inbox or someone replies to a Discussion Topic you’re subscribed to.
  • Communicate with instructors or classmates.
  • Access course materials on the go.
  • Participate in some activities or submit certain assignments. You may even be able to take a quiz from your mobile device.

You probably won’t be very successful trying to complete all course work through the Canvas Student app, so you’ll still need to access courses regularly from a laptop or desktop computer.

More About the Canvas Student App

Step 1: Get the App

If this is your first time to log into a Canvas Mobile App, you will need to access the TWU account:

  1. Type Texas Woman's University to enter the school information.
  2. Log into the Canvas Mobile App by entering your TWU Google Username (, TWU Password, and tap the Login button.

Step 2: Watch the Getting Started Videos

Step 3: Understand the Differences

You may not be able to do everything you need to do in a course from the app. Study the differences between accessing the course from an app vs. from a laptop or desktop computer. There are also some differences between what the iOS app does and what the Android app does.

Canvas Student Mobile Features Guide

Step 4: Get Help

Technical Support

To request technical support, submit a Technology Service Desk email to start a ticket. 


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Canvas is a web-based application which allows instructors to put class materials on the Internet. It provides a variety of tools to facilitate teaching and learning. The basic tools used in a Canvas course include a syllabus, learning materials (documents, videos, etc.), discussions, calendar, inbox and notifications, announcements, grades, quizzes, and assignments. All academic courses taught at TWU use Canvas.