To log into the Canvas Student or Canvas Teacher mobile apps on an Android device using two-step verification, first download and install the Canvas app (if you haven’t already done so) through the Play Store:
The first time you open either app, you will be prompted to select your school.
Select “Find My School,” then type in “UPenn,” “canvas.upenn.edu,” or “University of Pennsylvania” to access Penn Canvas at canvas.upenn.edu. Select University of Pennsylvania when it appears as an option.
Penn Law users should select “University of Pennsylvania Law School.”
After choosing your school, you will be prompted to log in with your PennKey username (all lowercase) and password in the Penn WebLogin, which will trigger two-step verification.
Check the “Trust this browser” option to avoid having to go through two-step verification each time you access the app for the next 30 days. After 30 days, you will need to go through two-step verification again.
If you have signed up for Duo Mobile, select the notification that appears at the top of your device to authenticate and then select approve. You should then be automatically returned to the Canvas app. This is the recommended two-step verification method for accessing Canvas mobile apps on Android devices.
If you have two-step verification set up to text or call you with a code, you should receive a code shortly which you should copy or write down. You will likely have to leave the Canvas login page to access the code. After doing so, you may need to return to the Canvas app and enter your PennKey username and password again, then enter the code you received earlier.
This will trigger a new text/call code, but it is not necessary to copy or write it down.
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Last Updated: 18 Sep 2020