How do I connect to Facebook?

Here you will learn how to connect to the Facebook web service in Canvas.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In the Help Corner, click the Settings link.

Register Facebook

Register Facebook

Click the Facebook button underneath the Other Services heading.

Authorize Facebook

Authorize Facebook

Click the Register Your Facebook Account button. You will be re-directed to Facebook to verify the authorization.

Login to Facebook

Login to Facebook

Enter your username [1] and password [2] in the appropriate fields. Click the Log In button to connect your Facebook account to Canvas [3].

Allow Canvas to connect to Facebook

Allow Canvas to connect to Facebook

Instructure Canvas will receive information from your public profile and friend list [1]. Click the Okay button [2].

Note: Depending on your institution, the logo may look different than the Canvas logo. For example, in Utah, the UEN Canvas logo appears.

View Success

View Success

If everything was successful, you should be redirected back to Canvas. You will see the message: Facebook account successfully added!

Verify Facebook Authorization

Verify Facebook Authorization

Your Facebook profile will appear underneath the Registered Services heading.

Click the View the Facebook app link in Canvas to configure your settings within Facebook [1].

View Instructure Canvas App in Facebook

View Instructure Canvas App in Facebook

The Instructure Canvas App will show up on the Facebook homepage under the Apps menu.

Add Instructure Canvas App to Favorites

Add Instructure Canvas App to Favorites

Hover over the Instructure Canvas app. Click the Settings icon [1] and click the Add to Favorites link [2].

View Favorited App

View Favorited App

The app will appear underneath the Favorites menu. Click on the Instructure Canvas app to open it in Facebook.

View Instructure Canvas App

You will need to configure your notification preferences to receive notifications through the Instructure Canvas Facebook app. Click on the configure your notification preferences link to change your notification preferences.

Facebook will now appear under the Registered Services heading in your Canvas settings.

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