Learning Technology@LJMU

Staff Guide: LJMU Mobile Apps

Learn more about teaching and learning mobile apps available for both staff and students.

There are now several mobile apps available within the University for both staff and students to use, take a look at our list and see what works for you:

Canvas Mobile Web

You can access Canvas directly in your mobile device browser. Canvas is fully responsive and works effectively on any screen size. As with accessing any web page on a desktop computer, open the internet browser on your device and navigate to canvas.ljmu.ac.uk

Canvas Teacher App

Save time and use canvas more efficiently from your mobile device. Canvas Teacher allows you to facilitate your course on the go. This app provides quick access to three of the most frequent course tasks, including: Grading, Accessing student submissions and providing feedback. Use the app to communicating and send announcements and messages and participate in course discussions from the palm of your hand. Need to change a due date? Or publish and assignment? Canvas teacher allows you to update your course content.

Canvas Student App

The Canvas student app allows students to view course activity streams, stay on top of your to do items, view your course schedule and syllabus and participate in course discussions. You can also submit coursework, view grades, upload files, videos and audio recordings, read, create and reply to inbox messages.

Adobe Connect

Learn about the mobile client for Adobe Connect and its usage. Check out the new features, tips and tricks, and its integration with Adobe Connect:

Turnitin App

Everything you love about grading with Turnitin® is now available on the iPad, allowing educators to Grade Anywhere™. The Turnitin’s grading app saves time grading student papers while offering more meaningful feedback and ensuring their originality. Turnitin for iPad allows instructors to Leave comments, marks, and highlights, Grade with interactive rubrics and add a voice comment. Both staff and students have the option to view an originality report.

If you are marking using the Turnitin app, the TEL team strongly recommend that you sync marks and feedback regularly and ensure you have the latest version of the app. Download the app via your app store. For further help and support see the Feedback studio for iOS guides on the Turnitin website. You will need to:

  • Create a Turnitin Username and Password
  • Generating a Class Access Code
  • Add the code into the Turnitin App
  • Access the assignments
  • Grading your papers


ActiveSync is a Microsoft service for syncing your Email, Calendar and Contacts to mobile devices like phones & tablets. It is supported by nearly all phone manufacturers. Whatever your device, it is likely you will be able to support this – depending on the wording used it might refer to adding a Microsoft Exchange / ActiveSync or EAS (Exchange ActiveSync Server) account.

LJMU provide an Activesync server for all users – this is free, there is no cost for you to use this so you can synchronise your email, calendar and contacts from anywhere in the world. If you have a big list of addresses & phone numbers in Outlook or on your phone already, Activesync is a great way of getting these and keeping them safely so you will never lose any important mobile numbers.

For more information about Activesync and how to add email to your mobile device, please see the Help with IT pages on the intranet.